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Cat Breeding

Millennials are adopting more rescue pets. That's good news for NJ shelters

Asbury Park PressAsbury Park Press - Nov 20, 2018
On Monday, only two-thirds of the cages in the cat room are full, despite a bumper crop of kittens that resulted from an unusually warm autumn and prolonged cat breeding season. Rescue group partnerships with the shelter are also helping to temporarily ...  

Cat Names

Siamese Cat

Persian Cat

Bengal Cat

Misrepresentation of the Bengal cat breed
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines - Nov 28, 2018

I am extremely appalled The Gazette posted a photograph of a Bengal cat from the Cat Fanciers' Association show in such a non-positive manner. Bengal cats are generally very sweet, social and lovable family members. However, there is a false perception ...  

British Shorthair

Himalayan Cat

Faith Road home destroyed by fire; cat rescued

Salisbury PostSalisbury Post - Nov 20, 2018
Collins' son got the families two dogs out and one cat, but he couldn't find a black Himalayan cat named Jet. Jet was later rescued by firefighters and required oxygen. Fire personnel used the pet oxygen masks from South Salisbury Fire Department, then ...  

Horse Breeding

Horseback Riding

Horse Training


Two Central Texas cowboys set to compete in National Finals Rodeo

KWTXKWTX - Dec 3, 2018
SALADO, Texas (KWTX) Four-time world champion bull rider Sage Kimzey, 24, and tie-down roper Cooper Martin, 21, both whom now live and train in Salado, will be competing in the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev., which begins Thursday.  

Freshwater Aquariums

Best cyber monday deals on led lighting for freshwater planted tank

NewEnglandSportsJournalNewEnglandSportsJournal - Nov 22, 2018
Specifically designed for freshwater aquariums, the adjustable full spectrum of light is perfect for strong plant growth while producing vivid colors and brilliant shimmer effects; More powerful in every aspect than its predecessor, the Satellite Plus ...  

Saltwater Aquariums

This Scary Russian Sea Worm Will Make You Shudder

Social News DailySocial News Daily - Nov 20, 2018
There are 10,000 kinds of bristle worm living all across the ocean, but they also pop up in saltwater aquariums. And although they seem like the stuff of nightmares, they aren't that bad. Still, they can bite or sting when handled, so it's advised that ...  

Butterfly Watching

Butterfly migratory season in Aralam offers a visual treat

Mathrubhumi EnglishMathrubhumi English - Nov 28, 2018
Thousands of common albatross butterflies migrate every minute. In some years, the count of butterflies had crossed 10,000 during the migratory season. A butterfly watching camp is organised every year at Aralam wildlife sanctuary to observe the ...  


Bird Watching


How Unnecessary Laws Pit Falconry Against Free Speech

Daily SignalDaily Signal - Nov 27, 2018
Forget about commercials featuring an eagle or a hawk, unless you're selling birdcages or falconry accessories. And, as Timmons' experience shows, being paid for flying your bird if someone might snap a picture or ask a question about falconry is ...  



LSU vs. Rice: Look back at 5 memorable games before Tigers, Owls square off for first time in 2 decades

The AdvocateThe Advocate - Nov 15, 2018
The Tigers and Owls have met more frequently in the NCAA baseball tournament than in football the past couple of decades. Saturday's game marks their first meeting in football since 1995, though long-time LSU fans will recall the Tigers used to face ...  


Plan to use snipers to control parakeet population draws anger in ...

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Nov 23, 2018
Plans to use snipers to shoot colonies of parakeets that have multiplied across Spain have drawn the ire of animal activists in the country.  


Birds of Prey: South Florida macaws targeted by poachers
WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale - Nov 13, 2018

(WSVN) - Consider yourself lucky if you have seen them. The blue and gold macaws are usually spotted flying over a small part of South Florida, but soon you may not see those magnificent parrots at all. Patrick Fraser with his special report on why ...  



Police: Exotic birds worth $15000 stolen from pet store

Daily JournalDaily Journal - Nov 28, 2018
The store owner was called to the scene, and told them that several high-priced birds were gone — nearly $15,000 in rare parrots, conures and cockatoos. Police say the most valuable missing bird is a scarlet macaw valued at nearly $2,800. New Haven ...  


Wanted: One slippery otter, for the devouring of a garden's prized koi

MashableMashable - Nov 28, 2018
Since Saturday, a river otter has been spotted in the Garden's pond, where it has eaten at least 5 of our adult koi. @ParkBoard is working to relocate the otter, and an investigation is under way to determine how it got here: https://t.co/xK9zwUQu8w  

Guinea Pig


Hamster Stuck in a Tiny Pipe for Almost a Week is Rescued Thanks to a Miniature Handmade Ladder

Good News NetworkGood News Network - Nov 23, 2018
A pet hamster stuck in a tiny pipe for almost a week finally managed to escape thanks to a miniature handmade ladder built by an RSPCA officer. Jamie the hamster was being looked after by a friend of his owner when he managed to get trapped down a ...  


Buffalo Firefighters Rescue Ferret

WGRZ.comWGRZ.com - Nov 20, 2018
BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo's bravest pulled off an unusual rescue at a fire on the East Side Tuesday. No one but a family ferret was home when the fire started Tuesday morning at 532 Hewitt Avenue - but crews did manage to get the ferret out of the home and ...  


DENNIS ZINK: Dinosaurs and geckos

Sarasota Herald-TribuneSarasota Herald-Tribune - Nov 26, 2018
Two hundred and thirty-five million years ago, giant reptiles roamed the earth. After 169 million years or so, they became extinct. Their name, dinosaur, is taken from the ancient Greek words “deinos” and “sauros,” meaning terrible lizard. Geckos ...  



'Cheating' gorillas show clever puzzle-solving

NBCNews.comNBCNews.com - Dec 4, 2018
BRISTOL, England — Gorillas at a zoo in England have demonstrated a distinctly human trait while attempting to solve a new puzzle game — cheating. The gorillas were presented with a wall-mounted device where the aim is to guide a peanut through a ...  



Finally, the life they deserve! Young orangutans are reintroduced into the wild in Indonesia after being starved ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Dec 4, 2018
These heart-warming young orangutans have been reintroduced into the wild after enduring the horrors of the illegal pet trade. In the past couple of years, Leo, Aruna, Cut Iuwes and Ully were confiscated from the wildlife trade and brought to the ...  


Beyond the Banks: Riverbanks Zoo baboons undergo root canals

WIS10WIS10 - Nov 14, 2018
Weber added she believes dental problems are one of the many reasons baboons may not live to their full life expectancy in the wild. When it was discovered during a routine check-up that Mikale needed a root canal, vets called in human endodontist Dr ...  


Review: Chester Zoo Lanterns Parade 2018

Cheshire LiveCheshire Live - Dec 1, 2018
They have teamed up with Wild Rumpus to produce this year's parade which features a brand new route, new animals including sun bears, cheetahs and mandrills (as well as some of the old ones), and nine amazing spaces to explore, each with a different ...  


A look inside Bonobos' Cyber Monday Ninjapalooza
Retail Dive - Nov 28, 2018

NEW YORK — It was pouring rain outside, but inside the headquarters at 11-year-old yuppie-ish menswear brand Bonobos, near New York City's Flatiron District, there was a Cyber Monday party in full swing. This staff party-turned-service-event, dubbed ...  



Colobus Monkeys

Trekking Rwanda with Jack Hanna is trip of a lifetime for 88-year-old globetrotter

Tribune-ReviewTribune-Review - Nov 25, 2018
The itinerary included visits to Ubumwe Community Center , which provides classes for adults and children with disabilities; Bisate School, trekking to see mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in Virunga Mountains, filming with colobus monkeys and at a ...  


Déploiement des forces de l'ordre sur la route des Tamarins

Zinfos974Zinfos974 - Nov 27, 2018
Les forces de l'ordre se sont également déployées au niveau du barrage de l'aire du Tabac sur la route des Tamarins. Un barrage filtrant des gilets jaunes sur les deux sens de circulation y est installé. Déploiement des forces de l'ordre sur la route ...  


Alleged clergy sex abuse and coverup at a prominent DC parish puts spotlight on Catholic religious orders

Washington PostWashington Post - Nov 10, 2018
Moises Villalta, the parish's lead priest, are Capuchins, an order, or religious community, within the Catholic Church. The Capuchins staff Sacred Heart, which is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Washington. While the archdiocese can remove the ...  


Fame beckons at last for the Horton Plains slender loris
ScienceBlogs (blog) - Nov 10, 2018

Compared to other slender lorises (all of which inhabit India and Sri Lanka), the Horton Plains slender loris has proportionally shorter, stockier limbs and thicker, longer fur, and it thus superficially resembles a slow loris. Presumably, these are ...  



Marmoset study gives insights into loss of pleasure in depression
EurekAlert (press release) - Dec 4, 2018

Now, in a study involving marmosets, scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified the region of the brain that contributes to this phenomenon, and shown that the experimental antidepressant ketamine acts on this region, helping explain why ...  


New Orleans' Airport Lets You Pet Baby Alligators for Emotional Support

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Nov 26, 2018
Think of it as a new kind of happy hour: Every Friday from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) has baby alligators (yes, alligators) waiting to be pet at the baggage claim, reports USA Today. The program is part of ...  


Bodypainted 'Crocodiles' to Protest Louis Vuitton's New Exotic-Skin Collection
PETA (press release) - Nov 30, 2018

Wearing little more than bodypaint, two PETA “crocodiles” will drape themselves over an oversized purse that proclaims, “Louis Vuitton: A Look That Kills,” outside Louis Vuitton's Miami Design District flagship store on Saturday to protest the launch ...  




Conserving reptiles and amphibians discussed in Libertyville
Chicago Daily Herald - Nov 25, 2018

The status and conservation of Lake County's reptiles and amphibians will be the topic of the Lake County Audubon Society meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Libertyville village hall, 118 W. Cook Ave. Gary Glowacki, a wildlife ecologist ...  


Antelopes outlast Hornets in regional contest

Plainview Daily HeraldPlainview Daily Herald - Dec 1, 2018
PLAINVIEW – When playing against a Tulia Hornets football team that was determined to keep its historic season rolling, the Abernathy Antelopes had to control the clock. This meant keeping the ball on the ground, which, at times, was easier said than done.  



Beavers are engineering a new Alaskan tundra

Science NewsScience News - Nov 28, 2018
Much like humans, beavers can have an oversized effect on the landscape (SN: 8/4/18, p. 28). People who live near beaver habitat complain of downed trees and flooded land. But in areas populated mostly by critters, the effects can be positive. Beaver ...  


No. 21 Buffalo beats Milwaukee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
USA TODAY - Nov 30, 2018

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Jeremy Harris scored 21 points, Nick Perkins added 20 with nine rebounds, and No. 21 Buffalo beat Milwaukee 96-77 on Friday in the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic. CJ Massinburg added 16 points as the Bulls ...  


Cheetahs want refs to get tough with teams who deliberately waste time in Pro 14

SowetanLIVE Sunday WorldTimesLIVE - Nov 29, 2018
The perennially in a rush Cheetahs want referees to get tough with teams who deliberately waste time in the Pro 14. When they run out at home‚ the Cheetahs try and play a high energy‚ lung-busting game but their opponents from north of the equator won ...  


Ocelot cub discovers rescued manatees, tries to play with them

Yahoo News Canada (blog)Yahoo News Canada (blog) - Nov 14, 2018
At first, this adorable rescued Ocelot cub was just checking out the water, but Manatees are very curious animals, and they know that when we tap the water is to give them their bottles, so when she did it, they went to her. As every kitten, she is ...  


A hunter's guide to understanding deer scents
The Daily News of Newburyport - Dec 1, 2018

The shotgun deer season is under way throughout Massachusetts. To be successful in the woods, it is important to understand how deer relate to their environment. By taking the time to think through what they see, hear and smell, you will increase your ...  


Elephants are a 'big thing' too, Mr Juncker!

EUobserverEUobserver - Nov 26, 2018
The World Wildlife Fund recently estimated that the population of wild animals has decreased by 60 percent since 1970. Ahead of this week's Biodiversity Summit in Egypt, the UN warned that hundreds of species further face extinction if drastic action ...  


A tale of two Foxes: Gingrich criminalizes migrants at border, while Rivera questions our humanity

SalonSalon - Nov 27, 2018
Fox News recently displayed two wildly different reactions to the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, and specifically to the Border Patrol's use of tear gas against Central American asylum seekers, among them women and young children. Fox News ...  


Study: Giraffes Prefer to Forage with Friends

Sci-News.comSci-News.com - Nov 27, 2018
While already known that giraffes display preferred choices of companion within their social group, until now it has not been clear what drives these and whether these choices are just some, or all of the time. University of Bristol researcher Zoe ...  


Hippos, buffaloes and the Kazinga Channel

Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)Daily Monitor (press release) (blog) - Dec 2, 2018
It was at this point that my colleagues and I were approximately seven metres from what the tour guide told us were schools of hippos and a gang of buffaloes. A hippo school is one where many hippos gather by the lake or water side when the sun gets ...  


The Insect Apocalypse Is Here

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 27, 2018
Because insects are legion, inconspicuous and hard to meaningfully track, the fear that there might be far fewer than before was more felt than documented. People noticed it by canals or in backyards or under streetlights at night — familiar places ...  


North Melbourne Kangaroos' list for 2019 after AFL trade and draft periods

Sporting News AUSporting News AU - Nov 29, 2018
The dust has finally settled on AFL post-season activity and all 18 clubs have completed their lists for 2019. Who's come in via trades, free agency and the national and rookie drafts? Who's gone out the other way? And, most importantly, how does the ...  


Nike Snow Leopards Roshe

Healthcare IT NewsHealthcare IT News - Nov 30, 2018
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Detroit Lions stock watch: Interior OL was torched by Rams

Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press - Dec 3, 2018
The Lions haven't gotten much offense from their tight ends this season, but with no Marvin Jones or Golden Tate, they turned to Toilolo on Sunday. Known primarily for his blocking, Toilolo caught four passes for 90 yards, and had three of the Lions ...  



Baby meerkats born at Monarto Zoo

The Murray Valley StandardThe Murray Valley Standard - Nov 28, 2018
Adelaide Zoo also welcomed a litter of five meerkats on October 27. Meerkats are native to southern Africa and live in harsh environments such as the Kalahari Desert, where food and water are scarce and there are many predators. facebookSHARE · twitter ...  


Panthers fire two defensive assistants after Bucs loss, Ron Rivera to handle play-calling duties

CBSSports.comCBSSports.com - Dec 3, 2018
Rivera, who was a defensive coordinator with the Bears and Chargers before becoming the Panthers' coach in 2011, will handle the defensive play-calling duties. In addition, Eric Washington will oversee the defensive front seven, Sam Mills III will lead ...  

Prairie Dogs

10 YEARS AGO ON DECEMBER 1: Prairie Dog wars raise property rights concerns

Clay Center DispatchClay Center Dispatch - Dec 1, 2018
This past year, thirteen landowners in Logan County, Kansas sued their neighbor Larry Haverfield over what they said were "his" prairie dogs. It is an issue over property rights and land stewardship that has split the rural community. But the neighbors ...  


Video: Raccoons cause ruckus in Haysville backyard

KSNT NewsKSNT News - Nov 28, 2018
HAYSVILLE, Kan. (KSN) - Surveillance cameras caught a group of raccoons attempting to chow down on bird seed. It has happened multiple times in Carol and Eugene Mussat's backyard in Haysville. "We had a smaller bird feeder and it would always end up ...  


Holland man shares his love of reptiles by helping others conquer fears

WZZM13.comWZZM13.com - Nov 30, 2018
HOLLAND, Mich. - Some pet owners have one, two or even three pets in their homes. Lalo Salcedo of ReptilesLS has nearly 50 reptiles inside his Holland home. Salcedo's love for the scaly animals began at a young age when he got his first lizard.  


Leeds Rhinos: Harry Newman keen to compete for starting spot on wing

Yorkshire Evening PostYorkshire Evening Post - Dec 2, 2018
RISING STAR Harry Newman has thrown his hat into the ring in the contest to become one of Leeds Rhinos' first choice wingers next year. Ash Handley has been handed squad number five, following Ryan Hall's departure to Sydney Roosters, but Luke ...  


Oh, rats! 97 domestic rodents surrendered to Victoria SPCA | CBC ...

CBC.caCBC.ca - Dec 3, 2018
The Victoria SPCA is looking for homes for 97 domestic rats after their owner surrendered them due to illness. The SPCA says the owner is in hospital and no ...  


Carter Lake man accused of torturing squirrels arrested again after guns, explosives found in house

Omaha World-HeraldOmaha World-Herald - Dec 6, 2018
A Carter Lake man who was arrested in November after a boy said the man was torturing squirrels and beating him was arrested Monday night accused of unlawful possession of explosives. The latest charge comes after a search of his home turned up ...  


Tigers to keep eyes on non-tendered players

MLB.comMLB.com - Nov 30, 2018
As the Tigers search for upside and potential trade value on the free-agent market, they'll look for opportunities to do the same this offseason. While Detroit has decisions to make with eight arbitration-eligible players, team officials will take a ...  


How Butt Gas, Drugs and Amazing Memories Led to This Weird Turtle Photo

Live ScienceLive Science - Dec 3, 2018
"All of our turtles, thousands of them now… have been fitted with radio transmitters in the summertime when they're making these movements [toward their winter mud holes]," Aaron R. Krochmal, a professor of biology at Washington College and one of the ...  


Wild Cats


Second unit has been key to Wolves' success

1500 ESPN1500 ESPN - Nov 29, 2018
To that point, there was nothing that had stood out during the matchup that gave thought the game would end in a blowout victory in favor of the Wolves. Then, the bench unit for Minnesota opened up the second quarter and the rout was on. The Wolves ...  


Animal Sounds: Funny Noises From Alligators to Zebras

FatherlyFatherly - Nov 29, 2018
The animal kingdom is so vast and contains creatures we've just starting to understand. Sometimes, kids are fascinated by these animals because they resemble larger versions of their pets. The jaguar is basically a giant, murderous kitty, right? Kids ...  


Video: Threadgill's World Headquarters goes home with the Armadillo

austin360austin360 - Dec 2, 2018
“Goodbye Threadgill's, we love you!” Kevin Russell's final farewell was short and sweet. His band, Shinyribs, had just closed out a long last day and night in the beer garden of Threadgill's World Headquarters, the southern outpost of the North Austin ...  

American Bison

How the Indigenous bison bar was appropriated

High Country NewsHigh Country News - Nov 30, 2018
Demand grew so quickly it's almost as if they stumbled onto their defining moment: an acquisition by General Mills, to the tune of $100 million, that would launch countless imitators and have major implications for the American bison market. The ...  


Manatees gather at Blue Springs State Park to stay warm

Fox 35 OrlandoFox 35 Orlando - Nov 29, 2018
ORANGE CITY, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Manatees are gathering at Blue Springs State Park as they seek warmth on this cold Thursday morning. The water at Blue Springs State Park is 72 degrees, which is the perfect temperature for the manatees as cold air ...  



Buffalo Horn-Porcupine–The Lamar Valley of the Gallatin Range
Lone Peak Lookout - Nov 30, 2018

The Buffalo Horn and Porcupine drainages (BHP) that flow into the Gallatin River near Big Sky are a miniature ecological equivalent of the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone. These lower elevation drainages contain a mix of meadows, aspen groves, and conifer ...  


Bull Frog

North swimmers sweep Seymour

The RepublicThe Republic - Nov 30, 2018
It was a clean sweep for the Columbus North boys and girls swimming teams Thursday against Seymour. The Bull Frog boys won 134-52, and the girls prevailed 131-54. "From our three meets in boys and two meets from our girls, we've been improving from ...  

American Crow

BIRD WATCH: Recent sightings in Greater Newburyport and beyond
The Daily News of Newburyport - Dec 1, 2018

Meader's Lane, Salisbury: American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eye Junco, House Finch, Purple Finch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Tree Sparrow, Fox ...  


Fall Feast

Dalles ChronicleDalles Chronicle - Nov 20, 2018
#A Cedar Waxwing feeds on fruit in the parking area of Columbia River Center, 400 Mt. Hood St., The Dalles. #With the spread of ornamental berry trees in landscaping, Cedar Waxwings are increasingly common in towns and suburbs, according to Cornell ...  


Shape-shifting flock of starlings recreate 100-year-old 'duck-rabbit' illusion in the sky in astonishing footage

Daily MailDaily Mail - Nov 30, 2018
This is the astonishing moment the centuries-old 'duck-rabbit' illusion was created in the sky by a flock of starlings over Scotland. Degs Brown caught the incredible formation on his mobile phone last Wednesday when he spotted the birds fly overhead ...  


First wave of winter finches moves south

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Nov 27, 2018
One pine siskin does not a winter make, but it's a good beginning. It could be forerunner of a flight of winter finches moving south from Canada to, hopefully, find our feeders. Minnesota will be on the western edge of what is predicted to be a ...  





ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Woodpeckers exploit habitat niches

Grand Forks HeraldGrand Forks Herald - Nov 25, 2018
The downy woodpecker is the smallest woodpecker occurring in North America, and it is not as noisy as some other woodpecker species. Also in contrast to some other woodpeckers, the downy woodpecker is not boldly colored. It is not a shy bird, however.  


Seahorses Give a Whole New Meaning to “Dad Bod”
GotScience.org - Nov 13, 2018

This family contains more than 300 species of fish, including seahorses, pipefish, and leafy seadragons. The name comes from the Greek words syn (meaning “fused”) and gnathus (meaning “jaw”). All species within this family have a long, tubular snout ...  

Sea Lions

Now 8 confirmed fatally shot sea lions around Puget Sound region

KOMO NewsKOMO News - Nov 28, 2018
Seal Sitter MMSN says there are eight other sea lions that are suspected to have died from "acute trauma" caused by humans, including a decomposed sea lion with its head sliced off found washed ashore last Tuesday in a West Seattle cove, the Seattle ...  


Behind-the-scenes breeding at Houston Zoo keeps jellyfish tanks stocked

San Antonio Express-NewsSan Antonio Express-News - Nov 29, 2018
Tucked away in an unseen corner of the Houston Zoo, a 5-gallon bucket — called the “romantic weekend getaway” by those in the know — sits in an open-air tank filled with salt water. There, adult jellyfish spend their days in close proximity ...  


Sailfish Classic entrants hope sailfish show up after slow start to tournament season

TCPalmTCPalm - Nov 29, 2018
The first sailfish tournament of the season is in the books, and just 53 sailfish showed themselves to 16 tournament fishing teams in two days of competition. To quantify the effort, that's an average of 0.83 sailfish per boat per tournament day. To ...  




Holy mackerel! Debunking myths about this silvery fish

ScienceNordicScienceNordic - Nov 26, 2018
Do mackerel outcompete herring? And does the fact that mackerel are so widespread in the Nordics mean that their populations are booming? Researchers have spent six years trying to answer these and other questions, and the answers are now beginning ...  


The Lone Star State Teems with Snakes, Lizards and Toads in 'Herping Texas'

The Texas ObserverThe Texas Observer - Nov 20, 2018
When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time hunting for critters. The Dallas suburbs are a resolutely tamed landscape, with little in the way of big wildlife. But if I kept a close eye out, I could catch a scurry of movement, a flash of color, a sparkle of ...  


Unbothered by deadly fungus, salamanders draw researchers

WHSVWHSV - Nov 28, 2018
Liberty University professor Matthew Becker said these Virginia salamanders carry bacteria on their skin that kills off the fungus. Researchers are studying those fungus-resistant microbes while trying to learn why some species are more vulnerable to ...  

Tree Frog

Leaf Frog

Photo Taken At Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica Finalist at Prestigious Smithsonian Competition

The Costa Rica StarThe Costa Rica Star - Nov 10, 2018
In 2017, Lobon-Rovira spent three months at Veragua Rainforest collaborating with Veragua Foundation Research Coordinator, José Andrés Salazar Zúñiga, on the Lemur Leaf Frog Conservation Project. Once a common frog species in Costa Rica, Panama ...  

Dart Frog

Girls in STEM | Zoo veterinarian cares for many animals and embraces STEM career

WKYC.comWKYC.com - Nov 28, 2018
"I think the smallest animal I ever worked on was a dart frog that needed a four-limb amputation. He was 2 grams. We do work with our elephants every week. we work with our grizzly bears, our giraffe. so it really truly runs the gamut between birds ...  

Coral Snake



Picture-perfect Cape Town spots

CapeTown ETCCapeTown ETC - Nov 27, 2018
2. The Boomslang. One of our city's most visited tourist spots is the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. You can't visit this green haven of nature without taking a wander up to the Boomslang bridge, from which you can see the gardens below ...  


Talamancan Palm-Pitviper: Cryptic New Species of Venomous Snake Identified in Costa Rica

Sci-News.comSci-News.com - Jul 19, 2016
Parkinson and co-authors chose the scientific name Bothriechis nubestris for the new species. It also will be known as the Talamancan palm-pitviper. The new species is a small to medium sized pitviper, measuring 24 inches (61 cm) on average. It ...  

Sea Snake

Rat Snake

Carolina rescue group removes three golf balls from a dehydrated and emaciated rat snake

WCNC.comWCNC.com - Nov 13, 2018
INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. — Carolina Waterfowl Rescue group in North Carolina recently rescued a dehydrated and emaciated rat snake. According to the rescue group, the snake was brought to their facility with three golf balls lodged in its belly. Carolina ...  

King Cobra

Watch: Massive King Cobra pulled from stream by snake expert
East Coast Radio - Nov 20, 2018

Locals were seen in the video keeping a safe distance as the brave man used his bare hands to pull the King Cobra from the stream and place it on dry land. READ: See one of the most beautiful snakes we've ever seen in Durban. As I said before, I've ...  

Corn Snake

Stunned builders find 5ft snake on working site

Daily EchoDaily Echo - Nov 25, 2018
The reptile was identified as an American Corn Snake, which the animal welfare charity believe would have once been someone's pet. Corn snakes are a non-venomous species that are commonly found throughout the south-eastern and central United ...  

Black Mamba

Report: Kobe Bryant Created Black Mamba Persona to Cope With Rape Charge Fallout

RealClearLifeRealClearLife - Nov 17, 2018
To help steel himself mentally and move beyond the beating his image had taken, Bryant decided to embrace an alternate persona he'd lifted from a Kill Bill character with a non-speaking role: the black mamba. “The length, the snake, the bite, the ...  


Animal of the week: Speckled kingsnake

Christian County Headliner NewsChristian County Headliner News - Sep 23, 2018
Claim to fame: This non-venomous reptile is popular among people who like snakes because of its distinct coloration and because of the help it provides in controlling venomous snake populations. When alarmed, speckled kingsnakes often vibrate their ...  

Python Snake

Trapper catches record-setting python snake in Everglades

WJXT News4JAXWJXT News4JAX - Nov 11, 2018
MIAMI, Fla. - Officials say a Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades. A South Florida Water Management District news release says Kyle Penniston made the solo capture ...  

Boa Constrictor

The Bessssssst Thing in Texasssss: A Pet Boa Constrictor That Ended Up in a Fort Worth Goodwill Is Back Home
Texas Monthly - Nov 12, 2018

(It was actually an albino red-tailed boa constrictor, but we don't expect everyone to be herpetologists.) Uncertain if the snake was an intentional donation, an accidental stowaway, or a creature that somehow ended up in the facility through some ...  

Gopher Snake

Indigo Snake

Garter Snake

Are Snakes Good Pets for Children

The High LifeThe High Life - Nov 28, 2018
I've never had my garter snake attempt to bite me, and I've never had a hard time trying to get them to eat. A fun fact with Garter snakes, is that they're actually good with a roommate or two, just make sure your cage is big enough. They are very ...  

Water Snake

Reader takes exception to snake column
Citrus County Chronicle - Nov 19, 2018

The Brown Water Snake is a commonly encountered denizen of the many streams, lakes, ponds and waterways of the Southeastern U.S. It is also frequently, to its detriment, mistaken for the much less common venomous Water Moccasin. One would think that ...  

Blue Whale

Natalie Cooper: The life and death of London's blue whale

New ScientistNew Scientist - Dec 4, 2018
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Humpback Whale

Killer Whale

Beaked Whale

Tragedy as beaked whale dies shortly after becoming stranded on a beach

Daily MailDaily Mail - Nov 7, 2018
A beautiful beaked whale has tragically died after becoming stranded on a beach. The whale's carcass washed up on Swanbourne Beach in the City of Nedlands, Western Australia. The creature's cause of death remains unknown. The beach has since been ...  

Right Whale

The Plight of the Right Whale

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Oct 29, 2018
Right whale calving grounds are off the coast of Georgia and Florida. Their annual summer migration takes them up to the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy, where copepods were formerly abundant for the whales to feed on. But climate change is shifting ...  

Minke Whale

Sperm Whale

Bowhead Whale

Grey Whale

Conservation action sees fortunes improve for mountain gorilla and fin whale

News & StarNews & Star - Nov 14, 2018
The western sub-population of the grey whale has also improved, moving from critically endangered to endangered. And Rothschild's giraffe, now only found in small areas in Kenya and Uganda, has seen its status improve from vulnerable to near threatened ...  

Beluga Whale

Savour the whale: struggling Gravesend enjoys a beluga boom

The GuardianThe Guardian - Nov 23, 2018
When the beluga whale first showed up in the Thames it was hoped it would soon return to the Arctic for its own safety. Two months later, it still appears to be surviving happily on the marine life in the murky water off Gravesend. And now many in the ...  

Whale Shark

Rare giant whale shark noses Charleston charter boat off SC coast

Charleston Post CourierCharleston Post Courier - Nov 14, 2018
The bulbous head of a giant whale shark began nosing at the charter fishing boat Michael Krivohlavek was working on as a mate. The boat was little more than 30 miles off Charleston — well north of the tropical waters where the huge fish are usually found.  

Great White Shark

OJ Simpson AND a great white shark spotted around Florida. GULP!

Orlando SentinelOrlando Sentinel - Nov 29, 2018
The great white shark became a worldwide phenomenon when “Jaws” hit the theaters. Like O.J., great whites were portrayed as bloodthirsty killers. In the movie, the shark chomped down a half-dozen swimmers in a few days. In truth, only about five people ...  

Tiger Shark

Great white shark, tiger shark ping off Florida coast

WTSP.comWTSP.com - Nov 26, 2018
How's this for a memorable holiday? A tiger shark named DeMott pinged off the coast of Melbourne a day before Thanksgiving, and great white shark Katharine pinged off the coast a day after — on Black Friday. DeMott, an 11-foot, 5-inch tiger shark ...  

Gray Seal

Cape Cod's Gray Seal and White Shark Problem Is Anything but Black-and-White

Natural Resources Defense CouncilNatural Resources Defense Council - Nov 9, 2018
On a sunny Saturday in mid-September, 26-year-old Arthur Medici was boogie-boarding in the waves off Wellfleet, Massachusetts, when a great white shark bit his leg. Despite the efforts of a friend who pulled him ashore and the paramedics who rushed him ...  

Fur Seal

Harbor Seal

Mystic Aquarium to release seal back home to sea

WTNH.com (press release)WTNH.com (press release) - Nov 29, 2018
MYSTIC, Conn. (WTNH) - A young harbor seal is returning home to the sea on Thursday! Barnes was abandoned shortly after birth. When Mystic Aquarium took him in back in May, the pup was only two weeks old and weighed just 18 pounds. Related: Mystic ...  

Elephant Seal

Polar Bear

Brown Bear

Study predicts decreasing brown bear habitat due to climate change
EurekAlert (press release) - Nov 21, 2018

A recent analysis of data related to the brown bear (Ursus arctos) estimates that suitable habitat will be reduced by 11 percent across Central Asia and the Asian Highlands by 2050 due to climate change, predominantly due to the changes in temperature ...  

Black Bear

'Standard of the West,' Black Bear Brand Leather

WWDWWD - Nov 30, 2018
Fixed on quality and made-to-order utility, Black Bear Brand's product selection includes leather jackets, heavyweight shirts of wool and tweed weave, knit accessories and collaborations such as that of the latest Black Bear Brand x Langlitz Leathers ...  

Panda Bear

opbmusic's Monday Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Fruit Bats, Panda Bear

OPB NewsOPB News - Nov 26, 2018
The newest song by Panda Bear (Noah Lennox of Animal Collective), titled “Dolphin,” lives in a quiet, almost buoyant space that is part trance and part dreamscape. Fittingly, it is the first track from his forthcoming album “Buoys” due out Feb. 8, 2019 ...  

Koala Bear

Grizzly Bear


Fetch ME a Home: Chinchilla Rescue

NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZNewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ - Nov 24, 2018
PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER Maine)-- If you're looking for a soft, furry friend to add to your family this holiday season, consider a chinchilla from the Maine Chinchilla Shelter. Marianne brought the adorable chinchillas, along with lessons on how to care ...  


Cajka rallies Otters to OT win
GoErie.com - Dec 2, 2018

FLINT, Mich. — Jamie Drysdale was the overtime hero for the Erie Otters on Saturday. But it was fellow rookie Petr Cajka's first OHL hat trick that set the stage for Drysdale's goal 2 minutes, 1 second into the 5-minute extra period that allowed the ...  


Camels thrive in Oklahoma farms

Denton Record ChronicleDenton Record Chronicle - Dec 1, 2018
Since 1988, the Bodkins have raised camels on their farm in northwest Oklahoma County. All of their camels have had names that start with a letter “C,” Pat Bodkin said. Today, Charlie, 10, is the only camel on the farm. Don Bodkin said he became ...  


Said & Done: Old joke inspires camel contemplation
The Recorder - Nov 9, 2018

Returning to base, the young Englishman complained that his dromedaries hadn't lived up to their billing. They had run out of steam days before they accomplished their mission. “Did you brick 'em?” his sergeant asked. His subordinate had never heard of ...  


Volleyball: Gazelles Fall To No. 2 O'Gorman In Season Finale

Yankton Daily PressYankton Daily Press - Nov 2, 2018
For the Gazelles, Emily Reinhardt had two kills, Annika Gordon had four set assists and Jillian Schulte posted five digs. O'Gorman won the freshman 'B' match 25-21, 25-11. The Gazelles got two kills from Annika Gordon and Emily Reinhardt, and three ...  


Grand Teton plan would trap or kill goats to help bighorns

KMVTCapitalGazette.com - Dec 6, 2018
Spotting a mountain goat perched high on a cliff might thrill many of the millions of tourists who visit Grand Teton National Park every year, but park officials say it might be time for the agile, bearded animals to go. Park officials announced ...  


Farm workers admit abuse after being filmed stabbing pigs with pitchforks

MetroMetro - Nov 25, 2018
Farm workers have admitted animal abuse after they were filmed repeatedly kicking pigs in the face and head before stabbing them with pitchforks. Troy Wagstaff, 30, and Artis Grogprkevs, 31, were caught out after vegan activists set up hidden cameras ...  


Sleaford firefighters use car crash cutting equipment to free little deer trapped in fence at Bass Maltings

Sleaford TodaySleaford Today - Nov 2, 2018
According to Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Muntjac deer were introduced into the UK from China at Woburn Park in Bedfordshire at the start of the 20th century and rapidly spread into the surrounding area. They have gained a stronghold in South East ...  


Saving Endangered Lemurs and Their Habitats in Madagascar

Stony Brook News (press release)Stony Brook News (press release) - Dec 5, 2018
Patricia Wright and Eric Trepanier to Host NYC Event. Stony Brook & New York, NY; December 5, 2018— On December 11, 2018, conservationists, philanthropists, and animal lovers will assemble at The Explorers Club in New York City to help save lemurs ...  


Rutherford leads UC Irvine to ninth straight road win

Seymour TribuneThe News Tribune - Dec 6, 2018
Rutherford's right-handed hook with 48 seconds left put the Anteaters up 68-65. Jordan Heading made 1 of 2 free throws for the Lancers (4-5) and Robert Cartwright did the same for UC Irvine before the Lancers missed two 3-pointers in the final six seconds.  


The biggest tapir
ScienceBlogs (blog) - Nov 10, 2018

Many fossil tapirs were essentially similar to the modern species. However, some - like T. augustus - were evidently much larger, while others (like little T. polkensis from Miocene North America) were smaller. Some were longer-limbed and hence would ...  


Smart Bets: Okapi

Mountain XpressMountain Xpress - Oct 29, 2018
An Okapi is an endangered mammal native to the Democratic Republic of Congo that resembles a cross between a giraffe and a zebra. It's also the name of an Asheville-based avant-garde chamber duo composed of Lindsey Miller and Scott Gorski, artists ...  


The conservation value of industrial sites is a paradox of the Anthropocene
Anthropoce - Nov 13, 2018

The data from the live trapping indicates that Secunda is home to somewhat more adult male servals than females, and about 70 percent of the population is composed of juveniles and sub-adults. This is similar to the population structure documented at ...  


Farmers Beware Of Black Vultures

WBIW.comWBIW.com - Nov 27, 2018
(UNDATED) - Farmers and ranchers in parts of the Midwest are fending off a new menace - black vultures that swoop down and peck newborn calves and other small animals to death. Some cattle producers have lost multiple calves to vulture attacks that ...  


Santa Barbara Zoo's Cito the Penguin loses battle with fungal pneumonia

KEYTKEYT - Nov 28, 2018
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Cito the Humboldt penguin lost a battle with fungal pneumonia over the weekend, Santa Barbara Zoo officials said. Cito had to be euthanized after his health declined rapidly despite medical treatment. The Santa Barbara Zoo ...  


For middling Pelicans, Anthony Davis says these tweaks are what's needed to reach potential

The AdvocateThe Advocate - Dec 4, 2018
Anthony Davis can sense the New Orleans Pelicans are close. Even in the midst of a disappointing 12-13 start, Davis recognizes the correctable breakdowns and issues preventing the Pelicans from climbing the jam-packed Western Conference standings.  


Weekend Diversion: The Physics of Flamingos

ScienceBlogs (blog)ScienceBlogs (blog) - Nov 12, 2018
Flamingos typically feed by standing both feet in the water, muddying it to stir up seafloor creatures, and plunging their heads in to feed on algae, crustaceans, small fish, larvae and other tiny creatures. Shifting your feet to accomplish this ...  

Bearded Dragon

Who's Who in the Folsom Zoo; Meet Mushu, a bearded dragon

Folsom TelegraphFolsom Telegraph - Nov 29, 2018
Editor's note: This is a weekly feature in the Folsom Telegraph where readers will get the opportunity to meet Folsom's furriest. This week's “Who's Who in Folsom Zoo” is Mushu, a bearded dragon. A bearded dragon's native habitat is in the arid ...  


Sharks Still on the Search for a Fourth-line Center

NBC Bay AreaNBC Bay Area - Nov 29, 2018
There's going to be a huge spotlight on Erik Karlsson ahead of Saturday's game between the Sharks and the Senators -- and understandably so. But let's not forget, it's also the Sharks' reunion with Chris Tierney. You know – he was involved in an eight ...  


AC In The AM: Where Do Dolphins Go From Here?

MiamiDolphinsMiamiDolphins - Nov 27, 2018
With a last-second loss to the Colts likely to resonate for a few more days, with the Bills coming to town this Sunday and with the urgency of December now right ...  


These cat rescues may be purr-fect for adoption

KATUKATU - Nov 28, 2018
“So, they were all sick, they all had ringworms, they all had upper respiratory infections.” Two of the cats were also missing an eye, so their recovery will take longer. But the rest should be ready for adoption in two weeks. You can also help defray ...  


Wolf Spider

Wolf spider population out of control, according to local exterminator

WHSVWHSV - Nov 8, 2018
Wolf spider population out of control, according to local exterminator. This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). By Mackenzie Lee |. Posted: Thu 5:55 PM, Nov 08, 2018 |. Updated: Thu 6:21 PM, Nov 08, 2018. If you're having problems with ...  

Widow Spider

Gloucester mechanic's terror as false widow spider jumps out of engine

Gloucestershire LiveGloucestershire Live - Nov 24, 2018
A Gloucester mechanic had the shock of his life when a false widow spider jumped out of a car engine he was repairing. Mike Fletcher from Fishers Gloucester Volvo Specialists in Bristol Road encountered the unexpected customer on Wednesday morning.  



Farm to Fork: Dexter cows

NRToday.comNRToday.com - Nov 27, 2018
Other advantages of the Dexters are lower birth weight for calves, which means less stress for the cows, and plenty of rich milk so the calves thrive and have a calm temperament, making them easy to handle. The original cattle in Ireland had horns, but ...  


Doves Hint at Reunion with Cryptic Social Media Posts

Under the Radar MagUnder the Radar Mag - Nov 30, 2018
British trio Doves have a fairly flawless discography. Certainly many fans would be hard-pressed to pick a favorite among their first three albums (2000's Lost Souls, 2002's The Last Broadcast, and 2005's Some Cities) and even 2009's Kingdom of Rust is ...  


How water fleas detect predators

Science DailyScience Daily - Nov 27, 2018
Water fleas of the genus Daphnia detect via chemical substances if their predators, namely Chaoborus larvae, are hunting in their vicinity. If so, they generate defences that make them more difficult to consume. The signalling molecules that enable ...  


Climate change in the Northeast: lilacs, dragonflies, farming and skiing
The River Reporter - Nov 28, 2018

Climate change in the Northeast: lilacs, dragonflies, farming and skiing. Wed, 11/28/2018 - 6:05am. Full text available to online subscribers only. To purchase an online subscription, please click here.  


Mmmmmmm, boiled grasshoppers!: Little Store boasted of best prices, odd food selection

Johnson City PressJohnson City Press - Nov 25, 2018
Some of the Unusual Foods at Little Stores are Boiled Grasshoppers, Whole Octopus, Fried Bumble Bees, Octopus on Skewer, Salted Cherry Blossoms, Salted Whale Skin, Fried ZaZa Insects, Roasted Caterpillars, Fried Silk Worms. The Santa at the bottom ...  



You may be seeing hundreds of millipedes on Treasure Coast, but they are harmless

TCPalmTCPalm - Nov 11, 2018
Carol,. We live in Port St. Lucie and about several weeks ago we started seeing millipedes climbing up the walls of our house and my detached garage. We've treated the yard with numerous insecticides which work for about a week, but they are increasing ...  


The Lizard From That Twitter Video Is Fine, by the Way

New York MagazineNew York Magazine - Nov 28, 2018
His name is Iggy and he is a green iguana. He is 5 years old and I have had him since [he was] a hatchling. He was very aggressive as a baby and it took a long time to tame him and become buddies! Now he has free [rein] of the house like a cat or a dog ...  


Dinosaurs Return to Wild Adventures in 2019

ValdostaToday.comValdostaToday.com - Dec 6, 2018
Dinosaurs Explore” is Back for More Roars in 2019. VALDOSTA, Ga. – Prehistoric creatures are making their way back to South Georgia as Dinosaurs Explore returns to Wild Adventures Theme Park in 2019. The collection features 15 species and more than ...  


Tyrannosaurus Rex

T. rex ancestor had an S-shaped brain, fossil reveals

National GeographicNational Geographic - Nov 13, 2018
With a name like paradoxus, you'd expect a little bit of weird from this tiny tyrannosaurid. First described in 2004, Dilong paradoxus took scientists by surprise with its downy coat. It was the first of its kind found to sport such proto-feathers, and ...  

T Rex

Save 44% On the Super Colossal 'Jurassic World' T-Rex Figure

Comicbook.comComicbook.com - Nov 29, 2018
Earlier this month Entertainment Earth launched a completely insane Doorbuster deal on the 3-foot long Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Super Colossal T-Rex that brought the price down to only $15.99. Not surprisingly, it sold out in the blink of an eye.  


Dinosaur fossil could be the world's first-ever bird species

sciencefocus.comsciencefocus.com - Nov 19, 2018
A closer examination of Archaeopteryx fossils has led to a new species of the creature being identified. An international team of scientists, led by Dr Martin Kundrát from Slovakia's University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik, have described a type of ...  




It's a Hard-Knock Life for an Ichthyosaur

PLoS Blogs (blog)PLoS Blogs (blog) - Oct 29, 2018
Bone is a fascinating thing. It holds our bodies up, supports our organs, allows us to move, gesture, and talk, and even provides our muscles with the necessary calcium and phosphate to function and obtain energy. But bones can be brittle; they can't ...  



Entertaining Books About Dinosaurs Encourage Reading
NorthBayNipissing.com (blog) - Oct 29, 2018

... at the history of dinosaurs before looking at eight specific dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus rex, Sauroposeidon proteles, Stegosaurus armatus, Eoraptor lunensis, Triceratops horridus, Veliciraptor mongoliensis, Parasaurolophus walker, Protoceratops andrewsi.  

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