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Cat Breeding

Six Selfies with Danny Lobell

The InterrobangThe Interrobang - Aug 5, 2017
Danny's new show Broke As A Joke is now playing through August 25 at Edinburgh Fringe every day except Saturday at 16:05, at The Space at Jury's Inn. He discusses all the crazy things he has done for money, from running a hairless cat breeding business ...  

Cat Names

Cat Names Two New Executives

Construction EquipmentConstruction Equipment - Aug 11, 2017
Caterpillar announced this week that Suzette M. Long has been appointed as the company's general counsel and corporate secretary, and elected Kelly Ayotte, former U.S. senator from New Hampshire, to Cat's board of directors. Kelly Ayotte is a former U ...  

Siamese Cat

Silver Belle, a Senior Siamese Cat, Gets a Second Chance

CatsterCatster - Jul 25, 2017
Silver Belle, a Senior Siamese Cat, Gets a Second Chance. Silver Belle is an 11-year-old Siamese cat who has overcome some true medical struggles and is now living her best life! Denise LeBeau | Jul 25th 2017 ...  

Persian Cat

Dilemma I faced when my Persian cat was suffering
Islington Tribune newspaper website - Aug 11, 2017

I HAVE a Persian cat who went through three operations, botched jobs, which meant I had to go back. The animal hospital promised me I would be able to pay via a payment plan but I was then ordered to pay £250 on the spot or they would not operate.  

Bengal Cat

Who Wore This Dolce & Gabbana Cat-Lady Look Best: Molly Sims or Beth Stern?

Us WeeklyUs Weekly - Aug 17, 2017
Molly Sims and Beth Stern both found the purr-fect article of clothing to put their love of all things feline on full display: a Bengal cat-print mididress by Dolce & Gabbana. Stern, 45, was the first to rock the $2,745 frock, which features a round ...  

British Shorthair

Breed, Hair Length, and Hyperthyroidism Risk in Cats

American VeterinarianAmerican Veterinarian - Aug 7, 2017
Breeds with a lower risk for hyperthyroidism than domestic shorthair cats were Burmese, Abyssinian, Tonkinese, Persian, Siamese, British shorthair, and purebred crosses. The risk for hyperthyroidism was higher in domestic longhair cats than in domestic ...  

Himalayan Cat

Ninth life

Bangkok PostBangkok Post - Jul 19, 2017
The Himalayan cat, for example, was developed from crossbreeding Wichianmat with Persian. "We have many original breeds of our own, yet we have never really tried to preserve them. Suphalak has been missing, and if we do nothing they'll definitely be ...  

Horse Breeding

High risk, high reward: Breeding race horses in Minnesota ...

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Aug 14, 2017
Far from the bluegrass, during the fitful Minnesota spring, the arrival of every new crop of foals renews grand dreams for breeders. It's a business that can be as ...  

Horseback Riding

Bella Hadid Shares Horseback Riding Video: 'My One and Greatest ...

Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight - Aug 8, 2017
The supermodel is getting back to what she loves the most!  

Horse Training

Five accused in embezzlement, check forgery case

The Daily TelegramThe Daily Telegram - Aug 10, 2017
ADRIAN — Authorities have charged five people with stealing money from a horse-training farm in Adrian Township. One woman, Nicole Lyn Bisard, 39, of Manchester is charged with one count of embezzlement of $20,000-$50,000 and five counts each of ...  


Lindon Days Junior Rodeo brings the thunder

Daily HeraldDaily Herald - Aug 12, 2017
The Lindon Days Junior Rodeo was just one of many events during the greater Lindon Days festivities. The grand parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, from 900 East to Main Street. The theme this year is “Dare to Dream.” For more information on the events, ...  

Freshwater Aquariums

21st Century Hip with With Classic Southern Hospitality on the Tennessee River

The Daily MealThe Daily Meal - Jul 20, 2017
However, these notable attributes are just a prelude to a few of Chattanooga's major attractions. The Tennessee Aquarium is one of the largest freshwater aquariums in the world, and its enormous complex includes two buildings with displays and exhibits ...  

Saltwater Aquariums

Saltwater aquariums a serious hobby
Winnipeg Free Press - Jul 18, 2017

Remember when keeping a saltwater aquarium was just for experts? Now, the technology has advanced to the point where just about anyone can do it and expect to keep the fish alive and healthy. Where the fish come from has also changed: many are now ...  

Butterfly Watching

A Mountaineer's Story: Big Wall Climbing
Los Alamos Daily Post - Aug 16, 2017

PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive ...  


A Guide to Beekeeping in Dallas

D MagazineD Magazine - Aug 11, 2017
Husband-and-wife team Susan and Brandon Pollard are well known for their advocacy of single-family beekeeping, in addition to chicken care and other at-home food solutions. “We're eating our own honey and our own eggs. It helps people be more vocal in ...  

Bird Watching

Green Roofs Are Saving Birds and Hatching Bird-Watchers

CityLabCityLab - Aug 7, 2017
However, when ecology and engineering unite, city roofs can become bird-roosting and bird-watching havens. Take New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. New York City Audubon once ranked this I. M. Pei-designed fusion of glass and steel ...  


'The Challenge' Trailer Takes a Surreal Look at High-Class Falconry in Qatar

The Film Stage (blog)The Film Stage (blog) - Aug 9, 2017
There's no shortage of sports for the upper class, but few are as absurd as falconry, especially when it comes to wealthy Qatari sheikhs. The Challenge, a winner at last year's Locarno International Film Festival, finds director Yuri Ancarani capturing ...  


Why Do Wild Parrots Eat Dirt In The Amazon?

ForbesForbes - Aug 9, 2017
Parrots of up to 18 species visit the clay licks near the Tambopata Research Center in southeastern Peru. Pictured top to bottom: scarlet macaw (Ara macao); blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna); and southern mealy parrot (Amazona farinosa). (Credit: ...  


Owls Are In Danger As Asians Are Getting Them As Pets After Their Harry Potter Obsession

Indiatimes.comIndiatimes.com - Aug 13, 2017
Harry Potter fandom has reached its peak. It's because Harry has Hedwig, people want an owl as a pet. This has given a rise to illegal trade in the animal market for owls. Birds are being sold in Indonesia, India at a cheap price, which is taking away ...  


Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery filled with secrets — and exotic birds

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV - Jul 21, 2017
As soon as you pull up to the cemetery, you hear the sounds of birds but these are not just any birds -- we're talking exotic Argentinian monk parakeets that have set up shop inside the arches of the cemetery entrance. "They were on a shipment that was ...  


A mechanic and his macaws

KTVBKTVB - Aug 2, 2017
But what's usually perched out front is what some would consider kind of odd: A pair of macaws named Murphy and Bubba. Steve says he's had macaws for more than a third of his life. Now the caretaker to four of them, it's not clear who is more attached ...  


Baltimore Pigeons Shocked To Find Beloved Shitting Statues Gone

The Onion (satire)The Onion (satire) - Aug 16, 2017
WESTWOOD, CA—In a deft and ruthless display of the utmost cunning, local woman Anne Kaminski added the phrase 'No gifts, please' to the bottom of her birthday party invitation, sources confirmed Friday. “Who but I could have devised such a simple yet ...  


Pet shops in link with wildlife trade rackets

HERE. NOWHERE. NOW - Aug 7, 2017
Currently, many pet shops in the state are importing exotic species like Pyrrhura conures (a parrot, Rs 30, 000 to Rs 70,000), Amazon parrots (Rs 30,000 to Rs 4 lakh), Eclectus parrot (Rs 1.5 lakh), Iguana (a lizard, Rs 10,000-15,000), Hedgehog ( Rs ...  


Exquisite Equestrian Estate With Koi Pond & Vineyard: $7.2M In Coto de Caza

Patch.comPatch.com - Aug 10, 2017
Also on the expansive three acres are a guest house, pool, spa, two barbecues, a vineyard, koi pond, a brook and fruit trees. As for the residence, itself ... two master bedrooms, three guest rooms with en-suite baths, a chef's kitchen and throughout ...  

Guinea Pig

Arsenal Q and A: Wenger as Zorro; Mertesacker loves guinea pigs

ESPN FC (blog)ESPN FC (blog) - Aug 11, 2017
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger sat down with Gunners defender Per Mertesacker for a rapid-fire Q and A on Wednesday and the results were interesting to say the least. Of note, Wenger sees himself as the swashbuckling Zorro if he were to become a movie ...  


Baby Hamster Arrives At #1 in Quarterly VFX/Animation Chart

SHOOT Online (press release)SHOOT Online (press release) - Aug 18, 2017
The centerpiece of Kia's new national campaign is a :90 cinema/online spot titled “The Arrival” about a newborn baby hamster who's super fast and as we soon learn, impossible to catch. As it turns out, the ultimate destination for “The Arrival” is the ...  


Firefighters rescue 3 cats, ferret from rubble of Tiverton fire | WJAR

Turn to 10Turn to 10 - Aug 4, 2017
A ferret, as well as three cats, were rescued from the rubble of a Tiverton house fire Thursday evening.NBC 10 News arrived at the scene on Chase Avenue ...  


Geckos evolve rapidly in Brazil after new dam constructed

Science MagazineScience Magazine - Jul 31, 2017
The construction of a dam in central Brazil has spurred remarkably fast evolution of geckos in the region. In just 15 years, the lizards' heads have grown larger—an adaptation that allows them to eat a wider assortment of insects made available by the ...  


Monkeys can be tricked into thinking all objects are familiar | New ...

New ScientistNew Scientist - Aug 17, 2017
There is a cluster of neurons in monkeys' brains that decides whether or not they have seen objects before, and stimulating it makes them see everything as ...  


Gorillas begin practice with new mindset

Pittsburg Morning SunPittsburg Morning Sun - Aug 15, 2017
After a disappointing season in 2016 with six wins, the Gorillas are taking what they've been working on during the offseason and bringing it all together under the guidance of second-year head coach Jen Gomez. “I want them to get to know each other ...  


Chimpanzees learn rock-paper-scissors

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Aug 10, 2017
Chimpanzees of all ages and all sexes can learn the simple circular relationship between the three different hand signals used in the well-known game ...  


Chantek, the orangutan who used sign language, dies at 39

Tempo.coBBC News - Aug 8, 2017
Zoo Atlanta said that Chantek frequently used sign language to communicate with keepers but "he was shy about signing with individuals he did not know and often chose forms of communication which are more typical of orangutans, such as vocalisations ...  


Hilarious moment two randy baboons start romping on family's car ...

The SunThe Sun - Aug 8, 2017
Video footage shot from within the car shows the moment the two primates leap up and start mating in front the horrified passengers.  


3 mandrills move into Memphis Zoo | WREG.com

wreg.comwreg.com - Apr 17, 2017
You can now see mandrills at the zoo for the first time in 67 years.  


Bonobos to receive own facilities at Jacksonville Zoo in new exhibit
Jacksonville Business Journal - Aug 2, 2017

With demolition well underway at the Jacksonville Zoo's overhaul of the great apes loop – to be renamed "African Forest" – details are surfacing about what could be the most significant addition to the space. A new bonobo exhibit with two separate ...  


At 50, Cho Cho is believed to be the oldest siamang in human care

The Suburban TimesThe Suburban Times - Aug 10, 2017
But it won't just celebrate Cho's Cho's birthday, the weekend-long event will recognize all of the zoo's primate species: siamangs, white-cheeked gibbons, black-and-white ruffed lemurs and ring-tailed lemurs. All will receive special treats and ...  


Monkey Business? Macaques Serve You Food at This Japanese ...

The QuintThe Quint - Aug 10, 2017
This unique Japanese restaurant has monkeys serving you drinks and wait tables. The Kayabukiya Tavern in Utsunomiya, Tochigi prefecture, has been ...  

Colobus Monkeys

Is there really more to the Gambia?

Independent OnlineIndependent Online - Aug 17, 2017
We wander around the tropical forest for hours, spotting ospreys and western bluebills, giant kingfishers and wattled plovers, while callithrix and red colobus monkeys crash energetically around in the trees. Dust-clad bush taxis carry me far upriver ...  


Twin tamarins are latest arrivals at Como Zoo

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Aug 10, 2017
But with the new arrivals, the St. Paul zoo now has six. There are only 28 on display at zoos across the country, Como Zoo officials said. Visitors won't be able to see the newborns for a few days. The tamarins are off-exhibit to allow them to gain ...  


Priest working for corporate responsibility dies at age 77

Crux: Covering all things CatholicCrux: Covering all things Catholic - Aug 7, 2017
He was ordained three years later. Crosby belonged to the Midwest Province of the Capuchin Franciscans, and although he was a popular speaker and retreat master, he continued to live with his fellow Capuchins in a mission serving the poor of Milwaukee.  


9 Slow Lorises Destined to Be Pets Were Saved Just in Time

Care2.comCare2.com - Jul 20, 2017
Nine critically endangered slow lorises who were destined for the pet trade were saved just in time, but the demand for these adorable little creatures continues to put their future survival in jeopardy. Now, rescuers are hoping this case, and others ...  


Adorable New Tarsiers Look Like Stoned Yoda

GizmodoGizmodo - May 4, 2017
Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! What better way to celebrate than by ooh-ing and aww-ing over two newly-discovered species of tarsier that look exactly like ...  


Salk accidentally kills a monkey during an experiment

The San Diego Union-TribuneThe San Diego Union-Tribune - Aug 16, 2017
There are many species of marmosets, including the common marmoset, shown here in a photo taken at the Warsaw Zoo. (Leszek Leszczynski/ Wikipedia Commons). Gary RobbinsContact Reporter. An animal rights group has asked federal regulators to fine ...  


2 alligators caught in Upstate NY river making public debut at animal park

NewYorkUpstate.comNewYorkUpstate.com - Aug 18, 2017
HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. - The two alligators that were recently captured in the Tioughnioga River near Whitney Point will make their "media debut" Monday morning at the Animal Adventure Park. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar is expected to be on ...  


9 rare Siamese crocodiles hatch in Cambodia

Mongabay.comMongabay.com - Aug 15, 2017
In June this year, conservationists discovered a nest containing 19 eggs of the extremely rare Siamese crocodile in the Sre Ambel District of Koh Kong Province ...  


Croc spotted basking in the sunshine by a lake

Daily MailCornwall Live - Aug 4, 2017
"We're not exactly sure what reptile it is, whether it's a caiman, alligator or crocodile, but we think it's an alligator. "We've found terrapins in the past, but to see a reptile like this is very surprising." A spokesperson for Bristol Water added ...  


First-ever move to increase Gharial population

The Daily StarThe Daily Star - Aug 11, 2017
But now we are trying to breed exchanging the males and females of the species,” ABM Sarowar Alam, principal Gharial investigator of IUCN Bangladesh, told The Daily Star. He added the zoo authorities have agreed to exchange the species for the first ...  


Frogs that adapt to pesticides are more vulnerable to parasites

Science DailyScience Daily - Aug 15, 2017
Amphibians can evolve increased tolerance to pesticides, but the adaptation can make them more susceptible to parasites, according to a team that includes researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The research, led by Binghamton University ...  


Angola/Mauritius: Football/Chan2018
AllAfrica.com - Jul 17, 2017

Luanda — The Sable Antelopes, Angolan senior males football squad, last Sunday in Port Louis, Mauritius island, beat the local national team by 1-0, in a first-leg encounter that counts for the last round of the eliminatory stage qualifier for the ...  


Camel Spiders Are Fast, Furious and Horrifically Fascinating

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Aug 9, 2017
Camel spiders, more properly known as solifugids, are an elusive order of arachnids native to deserts all over the world (pretty much everywhere ecept in Australia and Antarctica). There are thought to be around 1,100 species, most of which haven't ...  


Kyle White 'a tremendous story' at cornerback: Oregon State ...

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Aug 14, 2017
Injuries to OSU's cornerback group have given White increased opportunities for meaningful snaps throughout camp. And coach Gary Andersen said White, ...  


What we learned on final day of Bills Camp

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Aug 15, 2017
The Buffalo Bills finished training camp for the 2017 season with a light practice Tuesday that lasted just over an hour at St. John Fisher College. "It's a little bit bittersweet, we leave today, but certainly appreciate all of the effort, all the ...  


LIVING WITH THE CHEETAHS: Linden graduate travels to South Africa for veterinary program

Demopolis TimesDemopolis Times - Aug 17, 2017
Traveling with study-abroad organization Loop Abroad, Kaelyn was selected as part of a small team that volunteered at Feracare Wildlife Centre caring for cheetahs and other African animals. The Veterinary Service program brings students to South Africa ...  


Metal Gear Solid 5's next update lets you play as Revolver Ocelot

PC GamerPC Gamer - Jul 30, 2017
The August 2017 update is set to implement functionalities for the Wormhole Generator and add new swimsuits for your FOB soldiers, but most notably, it'll give you the ability to play as Revolver Ocelot in FOB infiltration missions. As for what Ocelot ...  


Urban deer hunting program enters 14th year in Columbia | News ...

Columbia MissourianColumbia Missourian - Aug 16, 2017
Officials say allowing people to bow hunt for deer on city property is meeting the goals of reducing deer numbers and vehicle-deer collisions.  


Elephants Rescue Hundreds of People From Floods

National GeographicNational Geographic - Aug 16, 2017
Video shows the captive elephants being used to wade through deadly flood waters.  


Study examines smallest of foxes

Black Hills PioneerBlack Hills Pioneer - Aug 12, 2017
SPEARFISH — Not a lot is known about swift foxes in South Dakota. The smallest of the canines in South Dakota, they are a state listed threatened species. Emily Mitchell, a graduate student at South Dakota State University, just completed her yearlong ...  


10 giraffes captured in Murchison for translocation

New VisionNew Vision - Aug 14, 2017
The giraffes were captured within five days ahead of an operation to move a total 20 giraffes from the northern bank to the southern bank of River Nile within Murchison. “The giraffes are being kept in a boma (enclosure) at Tangi gate near Packwach and ...  


Sign of the times in Africa's hippo town: Exploring a popular holiday spot where the VERY dangerous mammals roam ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Aug 12, 2017
Hippos are responsible for more deaths in Africa every year than any other mammal, which is quite something considering they're vegetarian. Skipper Stacey Farrell, at the helm of the Shoreline Boat and Walking Safaris vessel, says it's their ...  


The unfathomable world of insects

Marshfield Mail (subscription)Marshfield Mail (subscription) - Aug 17, 2017
If you said “the numeral one with 18 zeros attached to it,” you're correct and you probably have an interest in numbers. If you said “one-tenth of the number of insects in the world” you may — or may not — be correct, but it means you have an ...  


Two kangaroos on the loose in Germany
NEWS.com.au - Aug 11, 2017

Two kangaroos and two fallow deer got out of their enclosures on Tuesday at the animal park in Bretten, about 60km northwest of Stuttgart, said Annika Willig, whose family runs the park. It was unclear how they managed to escape. The deer had also made ...  


Watch: Leopards lose meal in a treetop tussle, hyena reaps the rewards

Earth Touch NewsEarth Touch News - Aug 18, 2017
The activities of Africa's nocturnal hunters often go unseen, concealed by the cover of night. But earlier this year, one field guide in South Africa got lucky: he came across a pair of leopards tussling in the treetops and managed to capture some ...  


For some Detroit Lions players staying quiet is not an option

ESPN (blog)ESPN (blog) - Aug 17, 2017
Lions RB Ameer Abdullah knows that some people want him to keep his opinions quiet. But he isn't backing down from stating what he thinks is right.  


Tiny Spiders Devour Lizards Three Times Their Size

National GeographicNational Geographic - Aug 11, 2017
At less than a tenth of an ounce, the regal jumping spider can prey on frogs and lizards two to three times its own weight, according to a new study in the Journal of Arachnology. It's the first time scientists have published observations of jumping ...  


Watch adorable baby meerkats take their first steps at Knowsley ...

Manchester Evening NewsManchester Evening News - Aug 17, 2017
Adorable footage shows tiny meerkats pups taking some of their first steps.  


Panthers coach Ron Rivera on an offensive Thursday in Nashville: 'We can't have this'

Charlotte ObserverCharlotte Observer - Aug 17, 2017
If it wasn't clear by the multiple drops, miscues and flat-out misses all throughout Carolina's offensive side of practice on Wednesday against Tennessee, the frustration with the Panthers' lack of offensive execution was broadcasted all over the face ...  

Prairie Dogs

Zoo exhibit to feature underground view of prairie dogs, badgers

Post-BulletinPost-Bulletin - Aug 5, 2017
This new exhibit will feature about 20 prairie dogs, and the park hopes that they will continue to breed and sustain themselves for generations. Right now, there is one badger at the park. She will be joined by two younger animals: a male and a female.  


Would You Believe Skunks And Raccoons Are In Zoos In Europe?
DNAinfo - Aug 15, 2017

What on earth were skunks and their enclosure companions, a pack of equally hum drum raccoons, doing on exhibit alongside lions and camels and gorillas, bona fide animal kingdom royalty? Shouldn't they be off Dumpster diving somewhere instead?  


New Salisbury Zoo center to house reptiles

WMDTWMDT - Aug 16, 2017
It looks like the Salisbury Zoo is about to welcome some new, not furry friends, but rather scaley ones. The zoo has officially finished one of its newest buildings, ...  


Super 8s: Leeds Rhinos v St Helens

BBC SportBBC Sport - Aug 17, 2017
Eighteen-year-old full-back Jack Walker has been recalled to the Leeds Rhinos side as they host St Helens. Mitch Garbutt, who has missed the past two matches with a calf injury, is named in the squad but there is no place for Ashton Golding. Saints ...  


South London: Rats! The rodents have killed the internet • The ...

The RegisterThe Register - Aug 11, 2017
Giant cable-nomming rodents have caused "extensive damage" in South London by chewing through fibre, leaving customers without broadband since last ...  


Putting the brakes on pomegranate-stealing squirrels

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Aug 16, 2017
We thought of getting a “working cat” — that is the term used at the cat rescue place — that I would be more than happy to feed if they discouraged the squirrels. But someone on Next Door said they had several feral cats in their yard, and the ...  


Detroit Tigers News: Handling injuries in a lost season

Bless You Boys (blog)Bless You Boys (blog) - Aug 11, 2017
The Detroit Tigers are playing exclusively for pride at this point. There is no reason to take any risks with the team for wins. And honestly, the ideal scenario is tanking for a better draft pick. But this isn't the NBA. And a team consisting of ...  


Saving turtles in Lebanon's former war zone - CNN

CNN InternationalCNN International - Aug 18, 2017
In 2000 Mona Khalil returned to her grandmother's land in the south of Lebanon and set-up a turtle conservation.  


FWC: Residents, landowners & local government can help protect gopher tortoises

Florida Times-UnionFlorida Times-Union - Aug 14, 2017
In March, Kalfin along with colleagues Eric Seckinger and Michelina Dziadzio hiked through thick, knee-high grass that threatened to ensnare their feet as they dodged palmettos in search of resident gopher tortoises at the Branan Field Wildlife and ...  

Wild Cats


Dogs stem from wolves and were domesticated 20000 to 40000 years ago

Daily MailDaily Mail - Aug 7, 2017
'Those wolves that were tamer and less aggressive would have been more successful at this, and while the humans did not initially gain any kind of benefit from this process, over time they would have developed some kind of symbiotic [mutually ...  


Giraffes, bison and zebras bring Wild Animal Safari a tidy profit ...

Columbus Ledger-EnquirerColumbus Ledger-Enquirer - Aug 9, 2017
People getting their wildlife on and feeding the exotic animals at Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain, Ga., just north of Columbus, contributed to a tidy profit for ...  


Texas Man Shot in the Face by Ricocheted Bullet After Firing on an Armadillo

Wide Open CountryWide Open Country - Aug 4, 2017
A Texas man is recovering from a scary run-in with an armadillo in his backyard. After coming across the creature, the man decided the best course of action was to shoot it. Unfortunately, the bullet instantly ricocheted off the hard shell of the ...  

American Bison

Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship now accepting 2017 applications
High Plains Journal - Aug 3, 2017

The National Bison Association has announced the 2017 Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship amid continued growth in consumer demand for healthy, natural bison meat. The Throlson American Bison Foundation is named after its founder, Dr.  


Do slow speed zones protect manatees? Experts disagree

Sun SentinelSun Sentinel - Jul 29, 2017
What if slow-speed zones for boaters don't protect manatees after all? What if the giant mammals can't hear the quieter boats coming? Edmund Gerstein, a Florida Atlantic University marine biology professor, thinks that might be the case. He has come up ...  


When Twin Peaks gets moving, it runs like a jackrabbit

A.V. ClubA.V. Club - Aug 14, 2017
Viewers losing patience with the meditative pace of Twin Peaks' revival should find some relief in the jackrabbit-fast pace of “The Return, Part 14.” In just one hour, Albert briefs Tammy (and us) on the very first Blue Rose case, Diane reveals her ...  


Bromberg among headliners of Porcupine music fest
The Detroit News - Aug 13, 2017

26 — the second day of the three-day Porcupine Mountains Music Festival . The 13th annual festival is held at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park's ski hill in the western Upper Peninsula. The festival also includes a Q&A session with ...  


NPR - Aug 4, 2017

We played with the forbidden filters of ProTools and you have to suffer the consequences. In this audio quiz, we've changed the voices of famous people to sound like they're one of Dave's famous chipmunks. Heard on Kerry Bishé: Halt And Catch Science.  

Bull Frog

Exploring Outdoor Kan.: The midnight perils of hunting frogs

hays Posthays Post - Aug 7, 2017
I stopped and my eyes followed his flashlight beam to the ground and there in the grass just ahead of me sat a mesmerized bull frog the size of a large grapefruit. I guess I blurted out “Oh my,” because that became the joke of the night. From then on ...  

American Crow

Contra Costa marks year's first West Nile virus activity

East Bay TimesEast Bay Times - Jul 31, 2017
CONCORD — The county's vector control district announced plans Monday to spray pesticides after samples gathered last week in two cities tested positive for West Nile virus. A pair of American crow corpses found last Wednesday at Ygnacio Valley Road ...  


Waxwing weird and wonderful

Orillia Packet & TimesOrillia Packet & Times - Aug 12, 2017
Cedar waxwings nest late in the season so their young can be fed ripe berries. Look for these quiet birds around stands of mature cedar trees, as they like to eat the tender, new cones. (DAVID HAWKE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES) ...  


Fish Sticks and Wilma patrol the Santa Lucia Highlands

The Salinas CalifornianThe Salinas Californian - Aug 8, 2017
SOLEDAD — When these birds fly they rule the air, and starlings scatter in fear. For the next several weeks, falcons and hawks owned by Tactical Avian Predators will be protecting valuable wine grapes ripening at Hahn Family Vineyards. They are the ...  


Neural mechanisms for gregariousness and monogamy in zebra finches
Science Daily - Aug 16, 2017

How do gregarious songbirds such as zebra finches, where both males and females live in close proximity and where females may be attracted by the songs of many potential suitors, sustain monogamy? A new study appearing in eLife sheds light on how ...  


State DEC offering state-reared pheasants for qualifying sponsored hunts

wivb.comwivb.com - Aug 14, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – The New York State DEC today announced the start of the application period to hold a DEC-sponsored Pheasant Hunt. The program enables experienced hunters and others to obtain state-reared pheasants for use in sponsored hunts ...  


Outdoors column | Les Winkeler: Adventure just around the corner in Southern Illinois

The SouthernThe Southern - Aug 3, 2017
A trip to Turkey Bayou could result in an anhinga sighting. As for Mermet Lake, you can see anything from a mink, to a common moorhen to a prothonotary warbler. Or, even taking wildlife out of the equation, there are the blooming water lilies at Mermet ...  


Isn't she pretty in pink? Rare roseate spoonbill sighted in Lancaster County

LancasterOnlineLancasterOnline - Jul 18, 2017
Also, kayakers spotted a spoonbill Saturday — and photographed it — in a backyard beside Conodoguinet Creek in Camp Hill near Harrisburg. It was, apparently, a second spoonbill and was observed by birdwatchers again on Monday and Tuesday.  


Let forest fires burn? A black-backed woodpecker would applaud ...

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Aug 11, 2017
The black-backed woodpecker, which lives in burned-out forests, is one of the rarest birds in California, and lately it has become something more: a symbol of a ...  


Endangered seahorses 'dried alive and turned into jewellery'

The ScotsmanThe Scotsman - Aug 18, 2017
Elisa Allen, director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said Etsy should ban the sales of seahorses. “Around the world, millions of gentle seahorses are removed from the sea every year to be sold as “pets”, for Asian pseudo ...  

Sea Lions

Toxic algae are poisoning a growing number of sea lions off the ...

The VergeThe Verge - Aug 14, 2017
A rising number of sea lions are being poisoned by toxic algae blooms in California, according to The Associated Press. So far, 68 sea lions have been treated ...  


How the tentacles of jellyfish galaxies feed supermassive black ...

The VergeThe Verge - Aug 17, 2017
Some galaxies wander the cosmos, tentacles extending like hungry jellyfish — and now scientists have found active supermassive black holes at the center of ...  


Lawsuit filed over attempt to expand Sailfish Marina

WPTV.comWPTV.com - Aug 17, 2017
Boaters and neighboring businesses are in an uproar but this isn't the first time it's happened.  


In Brief: Winner of 'The Atheist and the Parrotfish' announced
GoErie.com - Jul 15, 2017

We had a copy of “The Atheist and the Parrotfish” by Richard Barager to give away. The winner was Helen Berzonski of Erie. Erie church to hold car cruise. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church will host its third annual Kenneth Snider Memorial Car Cruise on ...  


Attention summer renters: skillet halibut may be your new fave dish

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - Aug 8, 2017
Though grill cooks like to think otherwise, not all fish does well over hot coals, and some species dry out in the oven, too. A tender, white-fleshed fish like halibut, which is one of the best, but most expensive, fish in the market, should get its ...  


Nigel Slater's prawns and mackerel recipes

The GuardianThe Guardian - Aug 13, 2017
I came home with fat, raw prawns to cook in their shells and two fine mackerel, stiff as boards, for the grill. The prawns went into a shallow pan on the hob, in butter into which I had crushed a couple of sticky cloves of black garlic and a handful of ...  


Twisted Toads, Bell's Auto Reach Title Game

ithaca.comithaca.com - Aug 11, 2017
The 2017 Dryden Co-Ed Softball League championship game will pit regular season champs Twisted Toad's against No. 3 seed Bell's Auto, which reaches the final game of the season after going winless last year. The game is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at ...  


Salamanders that breed in the fall are less likely to disperse ...

EurekAlert (press release)EurekAlert (press release) - Aug 9, 2017
With changing environments, pond-breeding salamanders face increasingly hazardous treks as the space between breeding ponds and their non-breeding ...  

Tree Frog

Queensland dainty tree frog creates biosecurity scare by landing in Tasmania

ABC OnlineABC Online - Aug 12, 2017
A dainty tree frog from Queensland has leaped across Bass Strait to Tasmania inside a packet of bananas, raising serious biosecurity concerns. Launceston woman Linda Emery made the shock discovery after her usual grocery shop at Coles in Kings ...  

Leaf Frog

Zoo creates artificial rain storms to help lemur leaf frog breed

BT.comBT.com - Sep 21, 2016
It is the first time the lemur leaf frog, found mainly in the rainforests of Costa Rica and Panama, has been bred at Paignton Zoo in Devon. A team from the zoo prepared a rain chamber using a water pump and timer system to make it rain every few hours ...  

Dart Frog

Migrant education students navigate virtual rain forest in summer school

The San Diego Union-TribuneThe San Diego Union-Tribune - Jul 21, 2017
“The color of the poison dart frog means, 'I'm dangerous — keep away from me,” added Nancy Garcia, 10. The exercise offered a primer in ecology, as well as the skills to navigate an increasingly wired-in world, McNelly said. “It's a rapidly advancing ...  

Coral Snake

Deer season in snake world

The Times and DemocratThe Times and Democrat - Aug 13, 2017
I get confused with the little rhymes that help us differentiate between the coral snake and snakes like the scarlet snake: “red on black friend of jack” and “red on yellow kills a fellow." This is simpler. Think of a stop light that goes from green to ...  


Watch out for rattlesnakes and mountain lions on this hike

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Aug 10, 2017
Either way, be mindful that you share the mountain with rattlesnakes and, according to posted signs, mountain lions. 1. Begin this walk on Beaudry Boulevard, just off Country Club Drive near the entrance to the Oakmont Country Club. Leave Beaudry on a ...  


Boomslang launches 3 new Bluetooth speakers; prices start at Rs 3999

BGR IndiaBGR India - Aug 10, 2017
Audio device manufacturer Boomslang has added three new Bluetooth speakers to its portfolio. Called Bamboo, Canvas, and Shield, these speakers are priced between Rs 3,999, Rs 5,999 and Rs 8,999, respectively. The speakers are available across all ...  


Zoo Atlanta welcomes baby monkey, crane, snakes

WSB AtlantaWSB Atlanta - Jul 20, 2017
Like many pitviper species, but unlike many other reptiles, female sidewinders remain with their young for a period of time. Following their first shed cycle, the youngsters disperse on their own. The sidewinders currently live in the Zoo's ...  

Sea Snake

Pollution Is Turning Sea Snakes Black—for a Surprising Reason

National GeographicNational Geographic - Aug 10, 2017
The turtle-headed sea snake usually sports beautiful bands of alternating black and white. But for decades, researchers have been puzzled by populations living near Pacific Ocean cities that seem to have lost their stripes. Now a new study may finally ...  

Rat Snake

Nature Center Notes: The friendly black rat snake

Asheville Citizen-TimesAsheville Citizen-Times - Jul 20, 2017
So, if you don't have mice or rats in your kitchen, you can thank your friendly neighborhood rat snake. And while black rat snakes don't actually eat venomous snakes, they can out compete them for food, helping to keep the copperheads and rattlesnakes ...  

King Cobra

In Kerala, 3 Men Guarded King Cobra Eggs For Over 100 Days. See Pics

NDTVNDTV - Aug 3, 2017
In a hilly village in Kerala's Kannur, three passionate conservationists stood guard over king cobra eggs for over a hundred days, till they hatched. The men managed to get locals involved as well, convincing them not to destroy the numerous eggs laid ...  

Corn Snake

Fire crews rescue pet corn snake from house fire in Stanway near Colchester – but hamster dies

East Anglian Daily TimesEast Anglian Daily Times - Jul 30, 2017
Fire crews rescue pet corn snake from house fire in Stanway near Colchester – but hamster dies. Adam Howlett · adam.howlett@archant.co.uk · @EADTadam. 30 July, 2017 - 10:11. Firefighters are tackling a house fire in north Suffolk this morning (stock ...  

Black Mamba

How Derby drug addict turned his life around after Black Mamba addiction

Derby TelegraphDerby Telegraph - Aug 11, 2017
A recovered drug addict has spoken to the Derby Telegraph about his experiences with former legal high Black Mamba. Richard Bates, 25, started using the drug in 2015. He said: "I started using Black Mamba a couple of years ago when I was living in ...  


Writer expands his audience with new snake book

Aiken StandardAiken Standard - Aug 11, 2017
Snakes that live in Aiken County include the eastern kingsnake, scarlet kingsnake, copperhead and pine snake. Rainbow snakes also are local residents. “There is a good population at the Savannah River Site, which is a protected area,” Gibbons said.  

Python Snake

Pet Blessing Brings Snakes, Dogs, Cats, Rabbits And More

WXPRWXPR - Aug 15, 2017
We've had a python snake, a horse, people said they're bringing a couple of pigs this year, parrots, rabbits, turtles...." A representative from the Vilas County Humane Shelter will be on hand a a free-will offering for the shelter will be taken. For ...  

Boa Constrictor

Fire chief nabs 4-foot boa constrictor (VIDEO)

NJ.comNJ.com - Aug 17, 2017
EAST ORANGE -- The East Orange fire chief helped capture a 4-foot snake that turned up in a resident's driveway this week. Fire crews at House 5-Engine 5 got a knock on the station door Tuesday afternoon from the resident, who spotted the snake at a ...  

Gopher Snake

I Developed a Snake Phobia After My Sexual Assault — Here's How I Faced It

Allure MagazineAllure Magazine - Jul 11, 2017
This pattern continued until last summer, when Justin and I were with our dog at a park near our home in California and we passed a big, brown gopher snake. I screamed. I felt paralyzed, sure this time I wouldn't survive the terror. Justin guided me ...  

Indigo Snake

Herpetologists claim wrong indigo snake species released

Tallahassee.comTallahassee.com - Jul 25, 2017
It's not the kind of argument Adam would have had with Eve. But scientists have a difference of opinion about whether the indigo snakes being released into the Apalachicola River bluffs are actually native to the region. The Coastal Plains Institute ...  

Garter Snake

Nature Walk: Coming to the dogs

Hudson Valley OneHudson Valley One - Aug 16, 2017
In May came snakes in the dog pen, the earliest an eastern garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) basking on the ground, then later a young black rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta) emerging from a hole in the wood above the house's concrete foundation ...  

Water Snake

Can you tell the difference in a venomous cottonmouth and a harmless water snake?

AL.comAL.com - Jul 27, 2017
Remember that snake that swam close to the boat on your last fishing trip? How about that snake floating in the water at your favorite swimming hole? You got a pretty good look, but do you know what it was? Was it a venomous cottonmouth or a harmless ...  

Blue Whale

This is Narayana Murthy's 'Blue Whale challenge' for Vishal Sikka: Corporate governance experts

Economic TimesEconomic Times - Aug 18, 2017
Corporate governance experts and market analysts blamed the recent spat between Infosys founders and management for MD and CEO Vishal Sikka's departure from the Bangalore-based IT firm. "This is a blue whale game played by Narayana Murthy for ...  

Humpback Whale

Migaloo is back! ALBINO humpback makes a rare appearance off the coast of Australia

Daily MailDaily Mail - Aug 14, 2017
An extremely rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the Australian coast as he undertake his annual migration. The albino is believed to be Migaloo, the world's most famous all-white humpback who has built up a loyal following since first being ...  

Killer Whale

Baby killer whale dies at SeaWorld San Antonio

U.S. News & World ReportABC News - Jul 25, 2017
A 3-month-old killer whale named Kyara died in captivity at SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas on Monday, the park said in a statement. Kyara was being treated for an infection, likely pneumonia, that SeaWorld's veterinary and animal care staff was ...  

Beaked Whale

Rarely seen beaked whale found near Petersburg

KFSKKFSK - Jul 26, 2017
She thinks it belongs to the elusive Cuvier's beaked whale. “Let's put it this way,” said Savage. “I think the Cuvier's is one of the most common beaked whales around the world. How common it is in Alaska? Gosh, I just couldn't say because they're so ...  

Right Whale

Canada orders reduced ship speeds to prevent right whale deaths

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Aug 11, 2017
"We are taking steps to reduce the risks of other deaths in that area. We want these whales to be able to coexist with ships." The North Atlantic right whale, which is much larger than a humpback or a gray whale, is one of the most endangered whale ...  

Minke Whale

Minke whale spotted in Belfast Harbour

BBC NewsBBC News - Aug 17, 2017
It is thought the young visitor may have swum up the channel looking for fish.  

Sperm Whale

Bowhead Whale

Orcas in Russia filmed hunting a bowhead whale for the first time

Earth Touch NewsEarth Touch News - Jul 21, 2017
With their large skulls and powerful bodies, bowhead whales are capable of breaking through sea ice at least seven inches thick. But even these powerful animals are no match for Russia's mammal-eating orcas.  

Grey Whale

Cetuqupak – Grey Whale

The Delta DiscoveryThe Delta Discovery - Aug 9, 2017
The grey whale was divided among the people of southwestern Alaska who wanted a piece of the Cetuqupak, Yup'ik word for the Grey Whale. People generously shared the blubber with their neighbors and friends. A friend of mine shared it in a wonderful ...  

Beluga Whale

Marineland Canada mourns sudden death of beluga whale
The Guardian - Aug 14, 2017

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Marineland Canada says it's mourning the passing of a "beloved" beluga whale at its facility in Niagara Falls, Ont.  

Whale Shark

First successful wild whale shark health assessments performed

EurekAlert (press release)EurekAlert (press release) - Aug 17, 2017
This was complimented by Conservation International's experience with local whale shark populations and strong relationships with the Indonesian government and local coastal communities, without which this expedition would not have been possible.  

Great White Shark

Airborne great white shark caught on video off Cape Cod

CBS NewsCBS News - Aug 15, 2017
ORLEANS, Mass. -- A fisherman off the coast of Orleans tried to reel in a catch only to have it snapped off the line by a great white shark that jumped high out of the water. It happened in a split second, but the stunning moment was captured on video ...  

Tiger Shark

This Huge Sand Tiger Shark Ain't Got No Time for Puny Fish

WIREDWIRED - Aug 4, 2017
Seeing a six-foot sand tiger shark suddenly appear right in front of you would surely make your heart skip a beat or two. But Tanya Houppermans, who nabbed this incredible shot 15 miles off the coast of North Carolina coast, says it was no big deal ...  

Gray Seal

Gray Seals and White Sharks Meet Anew

Natural History MagazineNatural History Magazine - Jul 17, 2017
Five decades (1920-1970) of recorded gray seal observations on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Island show that pups were found throughout this period, but often were limited to four or fewer observed in a year. Maine records contain no pup ...  

Fur Seal

Melbourne Zoo vets monitor arthritis Australian fur seal | Daily Mail ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Aug 9, 2017
Adorable photographs have surfaced of a lovable Australian fur seal named Tarwin watching a computer screen intently as his arthritis is monitored by ...  

Harbor Seal

Popeye, the harbor seal, bites a tourist | Update

Journal of the San Juan IslandsJournal of the San Juan Islands - Aug 17, 2017
Usually, tourists feed Popeye, the harbor seal who frequents the Port of Friday Harbor. On Thursday, Aug. 10, Popeye tried to feed on a tourist instead. “She jumped out and grabbed hold of my arm,” said Gerald Balmer of Arlington, Washington. “She ...  

Elephant Seal

Elephant Seals Can Recognize Rhythm And Pitch : The Two-Way ...

NPRNPR - Jul 20, 2017
A new study reveals that elephant seals memorize the rhythm and pitch of individual voices. That means that the massive sea mammals know who's who, just by ...  

Polar Bear

Nora the polar bear cub slated to leave Portland in early September

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Aug 9, 2017
Nora, Portland's favorite polar bear, will be saying goodbye early next month and anyone who wants to see her before she leaves will need to get up to the Oregon Zoo in the next few weeks. Nora's last day on public view will be Sept. 10, the zoo ...  

Brown Bear

My Ballard » Brown Bear to offer free car washes next Thursday to ...

My Ballard (blog)My Ballard (blog) - Aug 17, 2017
The Brown Bear Car Wash is celebrating their 60th with free “Beary Clean” car washes at their Ballard location, 5111 15th Ave NW, on Thursday, August 24.  

Black Bear

Black bear spotted in Broomfield neighborhood

9NEWS.com9NEWS.com - Aug 15, 2017
BROOMFIELD - Multiple people have reported a black bear sighting in a Broomfield neighborhood Tuesday morning. Broomfield Police say the bear was last seen near Hoyt Street and Oak Circle. They are asking residents to avoid the neighborhood west of ...  

Panda Bear

Panda Mania at Smithsonian's National Zoo

TravelPulseTravelPulse - Aug 13, 2017
In addition to zoo-approved offerings, the Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. is putting its own spin on the package. Guests booking the “Lions, Tigers and Bears...Oh My! Family Package,” will also receive a trio of hotel-crafted lion, tiger and panda bear ...  

Koala Bear

Should the Koala Bear the Brunt of Censorship?
Cato Institute (blog) - Aug 3, 2017

Courts in modern times are generally protective of the First Amendment, specifically our freedoms of speech and press. On the whole, they vigorously oppose any attempt by government to minimize those essential liberties; they recognize that a free ...  

Grizzly Bear

The 5 best new songs you can stream right now, from the likes of Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Grizzly Bear

Business InsiderBusiness Insider - Aug 18, 2017
This week, Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and LCD Soundsystem both released new singles, and Grizzly Bear put out one of the year's best albums. View As: One Page Slides. Grizzly Bear — "Aquarian". Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen sings ominously of "great ...  


Chinchillas dumped in Nuneaton park bush – RSPCA appeal for information

Nuneaton NewsNuneaton News - Jul 19, 2017
She said: "The adult chinchillas had been shut inside the vivarium - used for snakes - and dumped in the bushes. Sellotape had been used to seal the cage and keep them inside, and there was a lot of faeces inside meaning they must have been confined ...  


Meet the Fergus Falls Otters: Fergus Falls team hosts meet and greet

Fergus Falls Daily JournalFergus Falls Daily Journal - Aug 18, 2017
Meet the Otters football meet and greet at Kennedy Secondary School's field Thursday, was met by a large number of community members who came out in a show of support for the program. On hand were all football players for the 2017 season from ...  


Where Sand Dunes and Camels in Japan Evoke the Sahara

New York TimesNew York Times - Aug 1, 2017
Leaving behind immense crowds in Tokyo, the writer and her family make a getaway to Tottori and its unlikely landscape on the west coast of Japan.  


TimesOC: Accusations of budget manipulation surface among OC water agencies

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Aug 9, 2017
... and created a profile. TimesOC. Udderly delightful: Dairy camels bring a different kind of milk to OC Fair. Alongside the common barnyard animals at the Orange County Fair, such as pigs and chickens, are dromedaries of the Sahara, by way of San Diego.  


Gazelles Blank Pats In Opener

Yankton Daily PressYankton Daily Press - Aug 12, 2017
A goal by Wuebben gave the Gazelles a late lead in the first half and Yankton led 1-0 at the half. Neither team allowed an early goal in the second half, but a late goal from Boomsma extended the Gazelles lead to 2-0 and that would be the final score.  


N. Fulton city employs goats (yes, goats) to eat weeds, clean up park

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Aug 14, 2017
On Thursday, Aug. 10, more than 30 goats arrived and put their landscaping talents to work, eating up weeds and unwanted vegetation. Sandy Springs spokeswoman Sharon Kraun said the goats will be at the park for the next several days. READ: Study says ...  


Research Roundup: GM Pigs and hope for the organ crisis, tiny robots helping to cure bacterial infections and more!

Speaking of ResearchSpeaking of Research - Aug 18, 2017
Progress to end the organ donor crisis being made thanks to GM pigs. We have previously written about the use of genetically modified pigs and their valuable role in attenuating the organ crisis here. Since then, it was discovered that latent viruses ...  


Muntjac deer freed from Moor Mill Beefeater water wheel

BBC NewsBBC News - Aug 4, 2017
A muntjac deer had to be rescued after it got stuck in the wheel of a watermill inside a restaurant. The small doe got trapped between two paddles on the traditional feature at the Moor Mill Beefeater in Bricket Wood, St Albans. It was freed by the ...  


WATCH: Endangered twin lemurs born in Newquay

Pirate FMPirate FM - Aug 14, 2017
Ring-tailed lemurs are native to Madagascar and usually live in large troops in the dry forest and bush in Southern and South Western Madagascar. At Newquay Zoo the twins join mum and dad and five others. Senior keeper Dave Rich commented: "The ...  


Bubbles the anteater born at Longleat

Swindon AdvertiserSwindon Advertiser - Aug 11, 2017
Giant anteaters are listed as "vulnerable" on the international Red List of threatened species. Between 2000 and 2010, the world's population of anteaters dropped by almost a third. The creatures originate from central and south America, where they ...  


Sun bears, Malayan tapirs and Asian songbirds get stunning new homes at Chester Zoo

ChesterChronicle.co.ukChesterChronicle.co.uk - Aug 9, 2017
Chester Zoo has unveiled state-of-the-art new habitats for sun bears, Malayan tapirs and Asian songbirds. The world famous zoo has added the huge new animal habitats to its £40m Islands zone – already the largest zoological development in the UK ...  


First endangered okapi born at San Diego Zoo in four years ...

fox5sandiego.comfox5sandiego.com - Aug 18, 2017
The first okapi to be born at the San Diego Zoo in four years is now three weeks old, zoo officials reported Thursday.  


Oakhurst kids go ape over exotic wild cubs

Sierra StarSierra Star - Jul 13, 2017
Servals, native to the African grasslands typically found south of the Sahara Desert, have lean bodies and long legs. With the largest ears of any other cat, they also have the best hearing. Their coats with black or dark brown markings help disguise ...  


Lil Durk and Lil Reese Drop 'Supa Vultures' EP

Two of Chicago's finest unite. Today (Aug. 11), Lil Durk and Lil Reese pull up with their Supa Vultures EP, a six-track joint effort that finds both Chi-Town rappers doing what they do best. Check out the project for yourself below. Durk and Reese ...  


Penguin feathers record migration route

BBC NewsBBC News - Aug 8, 2017
Scientists study the chemistry of penguin plumage to track the birds' movements.  


2017-18 New Orleans Pelicans Schedule Reaction

The Bird WritesThe Bird Writes - Aug 15, 2017
The Pelicans open the season with an October 18th matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum. The home opener comes two days later, forcing the Pelicans into an early meeting with the reigning NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, and ...  


Baby Flamingos

WJBF-TVWJBF-TV - Aug 16, 2017
It's baby animals at Riverbanks Zoo and that's why we're back with the flamingos because we have three baby flamingos out here on exhibit, two of them a little bit older, one of them brand new, just ten or eleven days old, so tell us about these new ...  

Bearded Dragon

Dexter Williams dishes on his pet bearded dragon

Notre Dame InsiderNotre Dame Insider - Aug 10, 2017
"Taking care of a bearded dragon is a lot of responsibility,” Williams said. “Because you have to feed it the right nutrients and stuff. And definitely spend a lot of time with it, because he'll get rowdy if he's in the cage all the time.” “I take him ...  


5 common sharks found along the East Coast

Washington PostWashington Post - Aug 14, 2017
Several varieties of sharks call the waters off the Eastern Seaboard home. They tend to swim north in the summer, as the hot weather warms the waters off the coast. While sharks occasionally venture near the shore, they are usually several miles away ...  


Jay Cutler says shoulder OK after hard hit in Dolphins debut

Chicago Sun-TimesESPN - Aug 18, 2017
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- New Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler admitted he was nervous for his season debut against the Baltimore Ravens. But after two series, Cutler believes he took a positive first step forward in Thursday's 31-7 preseason loss.  


Ignore the ringworms, cure the leprosy: Open letter to FG

VanguardVanguard - Jul 31, 2017
POLITICAL nobility, tribal sentiments and subtle religious invasion has pervaded our national discourse. It has distracted public officials so much that governance is almost reduced to counter claims. Our blessings of an honest President and a diligent ...  


Mermaids are taking over unicorns when it comes to inspiring a host of colorful drinks and desserts across the US

Daily MailDaily Mail - Aug 17, 2017
Unicorns have more than saturated the food scene, but some fans of all things cutesy will tell you that the horned creature is on the way out — and mermaid are in. Mermaid-inspired treats aren't brand new, but they've been picking up enough steam ...  

Wolf Spider

Rare baby Desertas wolf spiders hatch at Bristol Zoo

BBC NewsBBC News - Aug 8, 2017
More than 1,000 Desertas wolf spiderlings have hatched at Bristol Zoo - the first time the rare spider has been bred in captivity. The species is only found in a valley on one of the Desertas islands, near Madeira, Portugal. Twenty five spiders were ...  

Widow Spider

NC mom's warning after toddler son is bitten by black widow spider

WNCNWNCN - Aug 12, 2017
Erin Walker's 2-year-old son Beckett was rushed to the hospital after he was bitten by a black widow spider in his own backyard last Friday. He's doing better now, but Walker says it was extremely frightening. “I just sat down and James yells that ...  


Powell Gardens hosts Festival of Butterflies

The Daily Star-JournalThe Daily Star-Journal - Aug 8, 2017
Kingsville – Powell Gardens hosted butterflies, moths and dragonflies at the Festival of Butterflies that opened Friday. "What we are trying to do is raise awareness for pollinators in general," Powell spokeswoman Kalie Hudson said at the Martha Jane ...  


Charges Pending Against 2 Teenagers in Shooting of 8 Cows ...

WDRBU.S. News & World Report - Aug 10, 2017
STONE, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky teens who police say shot eight cows with an AR-15 have charges pending against them.  


What's Not to Love About Morning Doves

Pike County News Watchman (blog)Pike County News Watchman (blog) - Aug 18, 2017
"(Mourning Doves) are one of the few native species that thrive in close association with humans," according to ODNR Division of Wildlife. "The ability to adapt to Ohio's changing landscape has allowed Mourning Doves to become common summer residents ...  


Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona

ScienceAlertWebMD - Aug 14, 2017
"Navajo County Health Department is urging the public to take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to this serious disease, which can be present in fleas, rodents, rabbits and predators that feed upon these animals," the public health warning ...  


Dragonflies on the summit

Mail TribuneMail Tribune - Aug 13, 2017
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK — Back in the early 1970s, I caught a glimpse of Union Peak on the way to Crater Lake. I can't say it was the first time, because Oregon's singular national park was a regular stop on family outings. But on this late spring ...  


Ask the Contractor: Grasshoppers a fascinating nuisance

The Daily CourierThe Daily Courier - Aug 18, 2017
On my 5-mile walks this past weekend I noticed the “littles” are jumping around and believe me, it never is good to see young, tiny grasshoppers hatching and jumping around. Some of these “littles” look to be at least a half-inch long. The “littles ...  


Worms a Million
Daily Dunklin Democrat - Aug 14, 2017

The area is experiencing a flush of 'worms with many legs'. These are not worms at all but more closely related to shrimp. Millipedes and centipedes are identified by looking at the legs on their bodies. Centipedes contain a pair of legs per segment ...  


Rain often dampens millipedes

The Sun HeraldThe Sun Herald - Jul 23, 2017
Rain can have a significant effect on their behavior but they're not worms. They're millipedes. Millipedes means 1,000 legs and it can sometimes look as if they really do have that many. However, the maximum ever counted was just over 700 from a ...  


VIDEO: Iguana clogs toilet in Florida family's warehouse

Palm Beach PostPalm Beach Post - Aug 10, 2017
Adult iguanas are herbivores feeding on foliage, flowers, and fruit; however, they sometimes will eat insects and other small animals, nesting birds or eggs. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images). In another only-in-Florida moment, an iguana crawled its way ...  


Dinosaurs' missing link: 'Frankenstein' dino found

Fox NewsFox News - Aug 16, 2017
In a new study done by the University of Cambridge, Chilesaurus, which lived 150 million years ago, scientists now believe the dinosaur is an early member of the "Ornithischia," a "bird-hipped" group that includes dinosaurs such as the Stegosaurus and ...  


Meet Patagotitan, the Biggest Dinosaur Ever Found

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Aug 8, 2017
A. Otero. The bone clearly belonged to a sauropod—a long-necked dinosaur like Brontosaurus, Diplodocus, and Brachiosaurus. Specifically, it was one of the titanosaurs—the last-surviving group of sauropods, and likely the biggest of them. But even ...  

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus Rex Likely Could Not Roar, Per Texas Researchers

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthNBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Aug 8, 2017
... picture of Tyrannosaurus rex to date. Among the revelations expected to be made in the documentary, the paper noted, is the emerging belief that T. rex would not have been capable of producing the roar that is often depicted in films like “Jurassic ...  

T Rex

This Newly Discovered Dinosaur Makes T. Rex 'Look Like a Dwarf'

Tempo.coTIME - Aug 9, 2017
(WASHINGTON) — A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin. At 76 tons (69 metric tons), the plant-eating behemoth was as heavy as a space shuttle.  


Wie ein Ex-Banker einen Archaeopteryx entdeckte

Süddeutsche.deSüddeutsche.de - Aug 4, 2017
Der Archaeopteryx ist nicht das größte oder schönste Fossil der Welt, aber wohl das berühmteste. Und extrem selten dazu. Nur zwölf versteinerte Exemplare sind bisher bekannt - sie alle wurden im Altmühltal entdeckt. Der Urvogel war erstmals vor gut 150 ...  


Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before at Jurassic World: The Exhibition

fox6now.comfox6now.com - Aug 10, 2017
Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life…right before your eyes. Travel to Isla Nublar as a VIP guest and explore Jurassic World. Stare in wonder at a towering Brachiosaurus; come face-to-face with a Velociraptor; and get a rare up-close ...  


A Colony of Bats Has Moved Into a Triceratops

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Aug 14, 2017
Life is stirring among the dinosaurs of North Devon, England. Deep in the belly of a giant fiberglass triceratops, on display at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, eight rare lesser horseshoe bats have made a home. Bats nesting in fibreglass ...  


New Nevada Fish Fossil: Species Resembled, Ate, Like Sharks

Patch.comPatch.com - Aug 7, 2017
The fish, which researchers called Birgeria americana, predates Nevada's most famous fossil, the Ichthyosaur, by more than 30 million years. The Ichthyosaur was a 55-foot-long reptile. One of the largest concentrations of Ichthyosaur fossils was found ...  


The Case of the Headless Corythosaurus

Scientific American (blog)Scientific American (blog) - Apr 19, 2017
His colleague Charles Gilmore later used this fossil to name the dinosaur Corythosaurus excavatus. But was there ever anything more of the dinosaur? Sternberg didn't leave good notes behind – a pet peeve of modern paleontologists – so there was no way ...  


Natural History Museum changes dinosaur display after 10-year-old points out mistake

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jul 28, 2017
Museum staff had mistakenly used a silhouette of a Protoceratops which was a sheep-sized herbivore. Charlie told his parents - Justin and Jade, both 29, about what he had spotted but their initial reaction was uncertainty as they could not believe it ...  

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