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Cat Breeding

Cats are an extreme outlier among domestic animals

Ars TechnicaArs Technica - Jun 19, 2017
Blotched tabbies don't exist in the wild, and the rise of this color pattern marks an important turning point in cat domestication. For the first time in our long history of cat companionship, humans took charge of cat breeding. At that moment, cats ...  

Cat Names

Feline friends

Danville Commercial NewsDanville Commercial News - Jun 21, 2017
The children in the Pet Care Academy came to the rescue, blurting out cat names left and right for Orcutt to jot down. Harry Potter-related names seemed to be a favorite, with Hermione and Dumbledore suggested. “Name one Minecraft,” Devon Davis ...  

Siamese Cat

According to a group of vets, if your feline pesters you for food it could be a sign that they are in the grip of an ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Aug 19, 2012
The vets studied eight-month-old Otto, a male Siamese cat who would devour his food before stealing from other cats' bowls and jumping on the table to scoff his owners' dinner. He even ate plastic toys. After finding no medical explanation for his ...  

Persian Cat

Shahs of Sunset Is Back! (Sort of) with a Feline Parody Full of Dramatic Persian Cats

PEOPLE.comPEOPLE.com - Jul 11, 2017
If this video is a hint of what's ahead, the fur is going to fly on Season 6 of the Shahs of Sunset. Part parody, part sneak-peek, this clip starring Persian cats in place of the cast members of the Bravo guilty pleasure is filled with hissy fits, fake ...  

Bengal Cat

How Can You Tell If Your Cat is a Tabby or a Bengal?

One Green PlanetOne Green Planet - Jul 17, 2017
In the early 1960s, a breeder cross bred a black domestic shorthair cat with a wild female Asian Leopard Cat. The resulting F1 generation (50 percent Asian Leopard Cat and 50 percent domestic cat) was named a Bengal cat, and the breed became marketed ...  

British Shorthair

Le British Shorthair, chat majestueux au corps puissant
Binette & Jardin - Le Monde (Blog) - Jul 17, 2017

Le British Shorthair est un chat de taille moyenne à l'allure majestueuse et au corps puissant. Il a pour cousins le Chartreux et l'Européen. Il est très reconnaissable par ses rondeurs qui lui donnent l'aspect d'un ours en peluche tout doux. Calme ...  

Himalayan Cat

Downsizers find perfect home for their pets

The Commercial AppealThe Commercial Appeal - Jul 5, 2017
At the time, the Halls' pets included a Yorkshire terrier and a Himalayan cat. “Our son was already an adult living on his own,” explained Karen. “We were living in a 3,500-square-foot house, a traditional four-square, and wanted to downsize. One of ...  

Horse Breeding

Most modern horses came from just two ancient lineages

Science News MagazineScience Magazine - Jun 29, 2017
Horse breeding records are some of the most impressive efforts to chronicle animal lineages in human history, with some stretching back thousands of years. Yet decoding the genetic origins of today's horses has proved remarkably difficult. Now, a new ...  

Horseback Riding

Caitlyn Jenner Shares Video of Horseback Riding Trip with Kylie and Kendall in Wyoming

PEOPLE.comPEOPLE.com - Jun 29, 2017
Caitlyn Jenner and her girls are up for some “cowboy fun.” The Olympian, 67, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a video of a family horseback riding trip with daughters Kendall and Kylie. “A little video action,” Caitlyn is heard saying as Kylie ...  

Horse Training

Horse carriage clinic drives hundreds to Gettysburg-area

The Evening SunThe Evening Sun - Jul 20, 2017
Barry Hook, a U.K. horse trainer, is holding clinics in Gettysburg on horse training and carriage driving through July 24. Ty Lohr, The Evening Sun. HES-TL-071917-BarryHook Buy Photo. Barry Hook, a horse trainer from England, hugs Desi after a short ...  


Piffard teen contending at international rodeo competition
The Livingston County News - Jul 11, 2017

The Piffard teen is competing for the first time at the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla. “This is my last year to do this,” said Daylon, who was in second place following Monday evening's bullriding performance in which he scored 81.5 ...  

Freshwater Aquariums

Treasure Coast Fishing Report: Exotics abound

TCPalmTCPalm - Jun 22, 2017
The exotic fish, which looks like a cross between a tarpon, a tilapia and a silver mojarra, a native fish to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, is popular in freshwater aquariums. Chew had seen the fish and could never get it to bite, but finally did. It ...  

Saltwater Aquariums

Coastal Explorer Van To Stop At Natural History Museum
CapeNews.net - Jul 9, 2017

On board visitors will find saltwater aquariums with live animals, computer and interactive games, TV/VCR for viewing marine life videos, microscopes to view marine life, blue shark and dolphin models displaying both external and internal anatomy, and ...  

Butterfly Watching

Hatchlings take flight and turn into fledglings

Jackson Hole News&GuideJackson Hole News&Guide - Jul 12, 2017
A lot of people enjoy butterfly watching. Since 1975 the Xerces Society has been sponsoring butterfly counts based on birders' Christmas Bird Count techniques. Following are some factoids gathered for the curious: Lepidoptera, the order of butterflies ...  


IUSB promotes urban beekeeping, sustainability | Local ...

South Bend TribuneSouth Bend Tribune - Jul 13, 2017
IUSB introduces four beehives as part of its sustainability showcase.  

Bird Watching

Passion for bird-watching led brothers to build a birdseed empire

Seattle TimesSeattle Times - Jul 13, 2017
Bird-watching provided a rare constant for the brothers, Fred, Eric and Ed. They picked up the hobby from their mother, and it provided an easy activity that could be done anywhere they moved around the U.S.. “Mom is good at identifying what bird was ...  


Jon Rahm romps, Jordan Spieth hangs with GOATs, and creative ways to practice your short game

GolfDigest.comGolfDigest.com - Jul 11, 2017
Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we suddenly have an urge to get into falconry. That's what watching that Phil Mickelson ad for the Greenbrier Sporting Club on loop for four hours will do to you. Actually, I was the best man at a wedding ...  


This New Parrot Species Sounds Like a Hawk

National GeographicNational Geographic - Jun 27, 2017
A new study says the bright, noisy bird have escaped notice in Mexico's Yucatán forests—but parrot experts are skeptical.  


Basketball: Strength and confidence for Owls this offseason

Carroll County TimesCarroll County Times - Jul 12, 2017
If a player wants to join the boys basketball program at Westminster High, he better be ready to do a lot of work in the offseason.  


Exotic and colourful – but should parakeets be culled, ask scientists

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jul 1, 2017
The parakeets are a potential threat to crops and native birds. A four-year European research programme called ParrotNet is about to present its findings to scientists at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, one of whom has the ...  


Free-flying on Fox Island: Macaws add color to local birdscape

The News TribuneThe News Tribune - Jun 29, 2017
Birds are a common and often comforting wildlife sighting, especially in the Pacific Northwest, where visitors and residents alike are frequently awed by bald eagles, annoyed by noisy seagulls or charmed by various native songbirds. While these native ...  


Pigeons keep quirky Poudre River rafting tradition afloat

The ColoradoanThe Coloradoan - Jul 17, 2017
After taking mid-trip rafting pictures, the company's photographers would slip the film into the pigeons' custom backpacks and send them home — down the winding river bends and back to their coop at Rocky Mountain Adventures. From there, the film ...  


York Region Parrot Club nothing to squawk at as membership continues to grow

YorkRegion.comYorkRegion.com - Jun 20, 2017
Conures are native to South America and also found in Panama in Central America in dense forests. Painted conures have lots of energy and love to play. These parrots live up to 20 or more years. Green quakers are becoming more popular as pets. They are ...  


Food & Drink: Sit and sip at Koi Pond Cellars' new spot

The ColumbianThe Columbian - Jul 7, 2017
Koi Pond Cellars has two winemaker dinners a year. These dinners have limited seating and wine club members are given early registration. In August, they will host a Sip and Stroll event opened to the public. Michelle told me, “the field will be like a ...  

Guinea Pig

Stardew Valley creator: 'I certainly don't want my game to cause harm to any guinea pigs'

PC GamerPC Gamer - Jul 11, 2017
She begins her treatise by explaining that, contrary to what many think, guinea pigs are not "starter pets" and that they are "very time consuming and finicky." But when it comes to Abigail's guinea pig, David Jr., it's obvious she doesn't have the ...  


Little girl took her hamster to the vet because it hadn't moved for days… and what happened next will leave you in ...

The SunThe Sun - Jul 6, 2017
A LITTLE girl worried about her pet hamster got a shock when she took her pet to the vet. According to a series of text messages shared on Twitter, the rodent's anxious owner had become concerned because her furry friend "hadn't moved for three days".  


Ferret out root causes of opioid epidemic

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines (blog)The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines (blog) - Jul 10, 2017
OxyContin, in 80 mg pills, in a 2013 file image. A $45 billion proposal for opioid treatment in the Senate healthcare bill would fall far short, health experts say. (Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times/TNS) ...  


King Cobras and Geckos Seized by Customs JFK Airport

NBC New YorkNBC New York - Jul 11, 2017
Nearly a half a dozen king cobras and a handful of geckos were seized by border agents at Kennedy Airport, authorities said. The reptiles were detected by Customs and Border Protection officers scanning an express mail package from Hong Kong late last ...  


Ebola Persistence Documented in Monkeys | The Scientist Magazine®

The ScientistThe Scientist - Jul 17, 2017
In tissue samples from rhesus macaques, researchers find the virus in the same immune-privileged sites where Ebola has been found to persist in humans.  


Mountain gorillas contract herpes virus
Daily Democrat - Jul 13, 2017

Scientists UC Davis have detected a herpes virus in wild mountain gorillas that is very similar to the Epstein-Barr virus in humans, according to a study published today in the journal Scientific Reports. Epstein-Barr virus, or EBV, infects more than ...  


Video: Jane Goodall on her extraordinary life with chimpanzees

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Jul 11, 2017
There were moments of fear in the rainforest, when wary chimpanzees threatened her with branches. And great shock and sadness when she realised our closest relatives were dying out across Africa, due to deforestation and loss of habitat, hunting for ...  


Bornean orangutans' canopy movements flag conservation targets ...

Science DailyScience Daily - Jul 18, 2017
Bornean orangutans living in forests impacted by human commerce seek areas of denser canopy enclosure, taller trees, and sections with trees of uniform ...  


Father's presence encourages sibling bonding among baboons

UPI.comUPI.com - Jul 18, 2017
July 18 (UPI) -- New research suggests fathers play an important role in encouraging sibling bonding among young baboons. Until now, biologists assumed moms alone were responsible for socializing their offspring. Familial bonding is an important part ...  


Jacksonville Zoo primate exhibit overhaul begins

First Coast NewsFirst Coast News - Jul 6, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A few years ago, Jacksonville opened its nationally acclaimed "Land of the Tigers" exhibit. Now, it's the primates' turn. "Gorillas, the mandrills, the bonobos, the lemurs - these are high-profile animals," the Zoo's deputy ...  


How Bonobos Fits At Wal-Mart

Transcript DailyForbes - Jun 21, 2017
After much speculation, Wal-Mart has reached a deal to acquire Bonobos for $310 million in cash. This deal could mark a major step for Wal-Mart – as the company largely focuses on low prices, with a fairly price-conscious customer base, whereas Bonobos ...  


Celebrating National Zoo Keepers Week at DPZ

OzarksFirst.comOzarksFirst.com - Jul 18, 2017
Tropical Asia zookeepers, Lee Hart and Brock Andrus are at this zoo this morning to tell us about what it takes to be a zookeeper and also introduce us to Lucu and Mikala. Mikali and Lucu are siamangs. Siamangs are the largest species of the gibbon family.  


Rhesus macaques invade Florida man's home | Daily Mail Online

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jul 10, 2017
More than 50 monkeys descend on Brian Pritchard's backyard every morning to help themselves to the food from his deer feeder near Silver Springs State Park ...  

Colobus Monkeys

Human Presence Influences Chimps' Hunting Habits

The ScientistThe Scientist - Jun 26, 2017
The team found that Sonso chimps preferentially hunted colobus monkeys while Waibira chimps were much less selective—they preyed on both colobus monkeys and duiker, a type of forest antelope. “The main thing that's different about them right now is ...  


Say hello to the Oregon Zoo's new baby cotton-top tamarins!

KATUKATU - Jun 20, 2017
Zookeepers say they picked the names Grillo and Mariquita (Spanish for cricket and ladybug) to honor the duo's mother, Mariposa (Spanish for Butterfly). So far they know that one of the two baby cotton-top tamarins is a female, but they won't know the ...  


Roman holiday: Quest to visit must-see destinations opens doors to some offbeat spots on whirlwind adventure

Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle - Jul 14, 2017
But if the Capuchins were lacking flair in their ascetic day-to-day, the passion that informed their lives transformed into pizzazz in death. The bones in the ossuary have been organized into intricate patterns that resemble old Spirograph designs ...  


Illegal Trader Caught With 9 Critically Endangered Slow Lorises Finally Meets Justice!

One Green PlanetOne Green Planet - Jul 18, 2017
An illegal wildlife trader has been caught red-handed in Indonesia, reports International Animal Rescue (IAR) – just in time to save nine Javan slow lorises, members of a Critically Endangered species of primates. The trader was found to be in ...  


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 ...  


Watch 'Marmosets' Tweak Frequencies Saturday at Kolour Live

Khaosod EnglishKhaosod English - Jul 14, 2017
It seems as if every producer or DJ is dabbling with techno nowadays. But in the case of Bangkok drum n' bass veteran DJ King Kong, or Kritsada Vadeesirisak, transitioning from that genre to techno came naturally after spending hours experimenting and ...  


Watch: Dozens of gators fill surface of Florida lake

UPI.comUPI.com - Jul 18, 2017
A Florida man captured video of dozens of alligators swimming in a lake and warned visitors to "swim at your own risk."  


Endangered Cuban crocodiles come home

Science DailyScience Daily - Jul 13, 2017
These genetically pure crocodiles came from a breeding facility near the Zapata swamp. Hybridization with American crocodiles, which occur in the Southwestern tip of the Zapata Peninsula, is an ongoing issue and has contributed to the Cuban crocodile's ...  


These Exotic Caiman Belly Boots Are Worth Every Penny
Gear Patrol - Jul 12, 2017

Austin-based boot brand Tecovas has expanded its direct-to-consumer offerings to include a flagship exotic boot made from caiman belly. “It's just about the most beautiful exotic out there,” said Paul Hedrick, the founder of Tecovas. Hedrick opted to ...  


Photos: India's rarest crocodile, the gharial

Mongabay.comMongabay.com - Jun 19, 2017
As the males mature, they will develop a large, bulbous growth on the end of their snouts called a ghara (the Hindi word for small pot) hence the name “gharial.” The ghara is used for both a visual signal to other gharials and in producing loud sounds ...  


Amphibians can become tolerant to pesticides, but at a cost

Science DailyScience Daily - Jul 17, 2017
"While it is optimistic that amphibians can evolve tolerance to chemicals using multiple mechanisms, it is important to consider that pesticides are not the only stressor amphibians face," said Hua. "Amphibians are declining worldwide and other ...  


Number of Tibetan antelopes rises to over 200000 at Changtang in Tibet

XinhuaXinhua - Jul 10, 2017
A herd of Tibetan antelope ewes migrate to breeding area at Changtang National Nature Reserve in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, June 24, 2017. It is breeding season of Tibetan antelopes at Changtang. There are over 3,000 ewes awaiting ...  


So jealous of those long legs!

The Sun HeraldThe Sun Herald - Jul 16, 2017
Oh, to have long legs instead of the short stubby things that are my endowment. Maybe that's why I'm fascinated by granddaddy longlegs. As a kid I even let these seemingly harmless arachnids crawl up my arm. Those long, graceful legs represent travel ...  


Oregon State Beavers football recruiting: A look at the class so far

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Jul 14, 2017
When Oregon State Beavers football coach Gary Andersen first took over the program recruiting reach had hit a significant lull. Since that time, Andersen and his coaching staff have developed pipelines in California, Florida and Texas and are competing ...  


Buffalo City Court closed today because of Thursday's flooding

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Jul 14, 2017
Buffalo City Court will be closed today "due to building operational issues related to courthouse flooding," according to the State Unified Court System. City Court, located at 50 Delaware Ave., closed early Thursday because of building safety issues ...  


Meet the Cheetahs and Southern Kings, the two South African franchises invited to join Europe's Pro12

The IndependentThe Independent - Jul 18, 2017
The two franchises which are set join the Welsh, Irish, Italian and Scottish sides are the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings, who played each other in their final Super League game. The Cheetahs edged it 21-20 and are expected to join the Pro12 – which ...  


Officials agree to analyze programs to aid endangered ocelot

Sierra Vista HeraldSierra Vista Herald - Jun 29, 2017
PHOENIX — Federal officials agreed to analyze — and revise if necessary — their programs to catch predators in Arizona to ensure that they do not also harm the endangered ocelot. In a deal spelled out in new federal court documents, the Department ...  


Amazing video shows dog rescuing baby deer

FOX 13 News, Tampa BayFOX 13 News, Tampa Bay - Jul 16, 2017
Mark Freeley's weekend walk on a Long Island beach started like every other. Just he and his 2 dogs, Storm and Sarah, enjoying their time with other dogs from ...  


'Ants Among Elephants,' a Memoir About the Persistence of Caste

New York TimesNew York Times - Jul 17, 2017
Although foreigners may assume that the momentous changes sweeping across India — education, economic growth and a technological boom — have blunted, if not erased, ancient caste prejudices, “Ants Among Elephants” gives readers an unsettling and ...  


Badger cull could see boom in foxes, stoats and weasels

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jul 8, 2017
Conservationists have long claimed that eliminating badgers from certain areas is likely to trigger an increase in other predators, such as foxes, leading to serious consequences for species and habitats. But the government has refused to publish data ...  


What's with all the rubber-necking? Group of giraffes look straight towards photographer in perfectly timed snap

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jul 17, 2017
This perfectly timed photo captures a group of curious giraffes looking directly at the photographer taking their picture. Yaron Schmid, 47, captured the image while visiting the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. 'They are mostly curious, funny and ...  


Hippos and Monkeys and Chimps, Oh My! The History of the London Zoo
New York Times - Jul 3, 2017

The post-Enlightenment passion for collecting and classifying: A view of the zoo in 1835. Credit George Scharf, from Guildhall Library/Hulton Archive, via Getty Images. THE ZOO The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of the London Zoo: 1826-1851  


Parks on the front lines in battle against invasive insects

Post-BulletinPost-Bulletin - Jul 17, 2017
If the sack of insects from the trap at the top of Sibley Park's hill is any indication, Angie Ambourn will have picked through more than 30,000 bugs by the time she pulls the final bag from the freezer sometime next winter. With each bag, Ambourn will ...  


State of Origin 2017: Wade Graham's World Cup plea to Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga

Fox SportsFox Sports - Jul 10, 2017
WORLD Cup jerseys will go on the line in Wednesday's Origin decider and Wade Graham has pleaded with Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga to reward form and big game success when he picks his squad in October. Despite winning the 2016 grand final, just ...  


Zoo opens special viewing space for rare leopards

CT PostCT Post - Jul 16, 2017
The state's only zoo has unveiled a large viewing window and sheltered wooden platform for viewing the leopards, which are the rarest big cats in the world. Critically endangered, there are fewer than 30 Amur leopards left in the wild, (66 fewer than ...  


Newell Lions work on corner garden

Rapid City JournalRapid City Journal - Jul 17, 2017
NEWELL-Several members of the Newell Lions Club have been working at getting the small flower garden at the corner of 2nd and Girard Streets. The little bit of paradise has been neglected for several years so the Lions took on the project of making it ...  


King Cobras, lizards seized in express mail package at JFK Airport

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — Live King Cobras and lizards shipped express from Hong Kong were intercepted at John F. Kennedy Airport by customs agents. The five slithering juvenile cobras, which are poisonous, and three geckos were found in a Styrofoam ...  


Bicton College meerkats settling in after new names revealed

Exmouth JournalExmouth Journal - Jul 13, 2017
A family of Devon-based meerkats are enjoying their new identities after a competition was held to decide on names for the animals. The Bicton College meerkats arrived at the start of the year and to celebrate the new additions the public was asked to ...  


With key deals looming, history with vets might have been Panthers GM's undoing

ESPN (blog)ESPN (blog) - Jul 17, 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dave Gettleman had a history of being stubborn when it came to extending the contracts of older veterans during his four seasons as general manager of the Carolina Panthers. He released all-time leading receiver Steve Smith following ...  

Prairie Dogs

2 plague-infected prairie dogs discovered in Converse County

Casper Star-Tribune OnlineCasper Star-Tribune Online - Jul 17, 2017
The Pitchfork Ranch is one of 29 sites selected for testing in a multi-agency effort to vaccinate prairie dogs against Sylvatic plague. Outbreaks of the disease can decimate entire colonies of prairie dogs, the primary prey of the endangered black ...  


Mom says her family is being 'terrorized' by raccoons

AOLAOL - Jul 13, 2017
MIDDLE VILLAGE, Queens (WPIX) — Jeanne Barbieri says she no longer allows her children or her dog out in her backyard because raccoons are taking over. "There are at least six of them," said Barbieri. "They keep us from going in our yard. I have a dog.  


Reptiles of Guantánamo Bay

Santa Fe New MexicanSanta Fe New Mexican - Jul 17, 2017
It's a Smallwood's giant anole, which is endemic to this island, meaning it occurs no place else in the world. Tolson finds several smaller anoles also resting on twigs. But these are not the reptiles he is looking for. Tolson is tracking snakes ...  


Danny McGuire: Hull KR sign Leeds Rhinos captain

BBC SportBBC Sport - Jul 17, 2017
Championship leaders Hull Kingston Rovers sign Leeds Rhinos captain Danny McGuire on a two-year contract from next season.  


How to Protect Your Car From Rodents
ConsumerReports.org - Jul 10, 2017

Rats! You can buy the most reliable car on Earth and still find convoluted electrical gremlins, fluid leaks, and even outright failure when rodents take up residence and begin chewing on wiring, hoses, plastic, and other critical car parts. But we've ...  


Squirrels Blank SeaWolves to Snap Winning Streak

YourErieYourErie - Jul 18, 2017
The Squirrels continued to build their lead as Daniel Carbonell got a leadoff double, advanced to third on a balk and came in to score on Slade Heathcott's RBI single. Afterwards, he would reach third following a Hinojosa single and a Schroder walk ...  


Tigers minor-league report: Hall keeps hanging zeros

The Detroit NewsThe Detroit News - Jul 9, 2017
Bryan Holaday, C: Had a lousy spring but has been heating up at mid-season: .353 in his last 10 games. Along with John Hicks, Holaday, who spent past seasons with the Tigers, is insurance should the Tigers later this month deal Alex Avila. Omar Infante ...  


Rehabilitated turtles treated at new center set to be released o ...

StarNewsOnline.comLive 5 News - Jul 18, 2017
Two rehabilitated sea turtles who were first treated at a new recovery center in Charleston are set to be released on the Isle of Palms.  


Local homeless gopher tortoise population thrives at preserve
Bradenton Herald - Jul 18, 2017

Dodging thickets of Muhly grass and spiky blackberry plants on a recent afternoon, Erin Struzzieri was on the lookout for aprons of sand, indicating the burrows of Perico Preserve's homeless population of gopher tortoises. In March 2016, three months ...  

Wild Cats

Science Shows Early Spread of Cats in the World
Voice of America - Jul 9, 2017

She says wild cats showed up for food. "It were (was) the first farmers that invented agriculture, and this means they accumulated grains, probably more and more, larger and larger amounts of grains, and these grains of course attracted rodents and the ...  


Which remaining free agents might the Wolves target?

1500 ESPN1500 ESPN - Jul 13, 2017
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been one of the biggest players in free agency and the trade market this offseason. Now that the team has taken shape with newcomers Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, Jeff Teague and Jamal Crawford, the Wolves will be looking ...  


Chittagong Zoo to procure six zebras from South Africa

Dhaka TribuneDhaka Tribune - Jul 11, 2017
In a bid to attract more visitors, the authorities of Chittagong Zoo are going to procure three pairs of zebras from South Africa. At present, the zoo does not have any zebra. Member Secretary of Chittagong Zoo Executive Committee Ruhul Amin told the ...  


Business up by 50 per cent at Shipley-based insulation firm Armadillo

Bradford Telegraph and ArgusBradford Telegraph and Argus - Jul 10, 2017
A SHIPLEY-based construction industry manufacturer has recorded a 50 per cent increase in trade thanks to take-up of an innovative product.  

American Bison

Home on the range: American Bison

Bonners Ferry HeraldBonners Ferry Herald - Jun 22, 2017
This year a photo vacation took me to the National Bison Range south of Flathead Lake, Mont. It is a 173-mile drive from Bonners Ferry, about a 3-and-a-half hour trek. Theodore Roosevelt established the National Bison Range in 1908 to provide “for a ...  


Is Sound the Secret for Saving the Manatees?

NBCNews.comNBCNews.com - Jul 13, 2017
However, the Gerstein's found that manatees are good at detecting high-frequency noises, most successfully between 16,000 and 18000 Hz. With this in mind, they developed a submerged alarm system that shoots a beam of high-frequency sound from the ...  


Company fixes potholes on Jackrabbit Lane in Kempner
Lampasas Dispatch Record - Jul 18, 2017

Potholes have been repaired on Jackrabbit Lane in Kempner. David Brown Construction worked last week to fix two sets of potholes and a trench in the city street, which intersects with County Road 4804. The repair work, which the Kempner City Council ...  


Hidden Getaways: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

UpperMichigansSource.comUpperMichigansSource.com - Jul 12, 2017
For more information on all the Porcupine Mountains have to offer, visit the websites in the Related Links section of this story. In part three of this series, TV6's Iron Mountain/Kingsford Bureau Reporter Monique Lopez will take us to the Sylvania ...  


Transgender lad's mag model left with 'chipmunk cheeks' from silicone injections and surgery in Thailand meets the ...

The SunThe Sun - Jul 2, 2017
A TRANSGENDER lad's mag model has been left with "chipmunk cheeks" after having black market silicone injections when she was just 14 years old. Shauna Brooks, from West Virginia, USA, has gone under the knife 22 times - but her lopsided cheeks ...  

Bull Frog

Part-owners of houseboat speak after deadly explosion on Lake Powell

fox13now.comfox13now.com - Jul 14, 2017
The boat was anchored in Crystal Springs Canyon near the Bull Frog Marina. The San Juan County Sheriff's Office says about two dozen people were on the boat at the time. “I've been sick to my stomach all day," Mills said. "First of all to the family it ...  

American Crow

Observing Crow 'Funerals' … And Plenty Of Lively Crow Life

WBURWBUR - Jul 12, 2017
Later, in another blog, Swift reports seeing a light-colored American crow: “I FOUND A CARAMEL CROW! And not just a caramel crow, but a caramel crow with a mate and three fledglings. A black mate and three black fledglings. Which suggests that whatever ...  


Sleek elegance of cedar waxwing wins fans

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) - Jul 9, 2017
I still remember my first look at a cedar waxwing. Sleek as silk, wearing a mask like a bandit, with a jaunty crest atop its head, this fairly common bird commands attention when making an appearance in a yard or garden. Of course, it's usually not ...  


Starlings aren't darling | | Rutland Herald
Rutland Herald - Jul 8, 2017

I t's the classic story of unintended consequences. In 1890, Eugene Schieffelin released 60 starlings in New York's Central Park with the hope of establishing a ...  


How Zebra Finches Learn To Sing Offers Insight Into How Humans Master Speech, Study Finds

KERA NewsKERA News - Jul 5, 2017
... but a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center has uncovered parallels in how both species master language. Dr. Todd Roberts, who's spearheading the research, explains how a network of neurons in the brains of zebra finches could expand our ...  


Giving Pheasants a wing up

Journal-EurekaJournal-Eureka - Jul 13, 2017
Chad Heskett and his daughter Chasity hold two of their juvenile pheasants in the birds' habitat. Heskett has built his non-profit: Everlasting Pheasants Preservation from basically the ground up and now raises the birds at his home north of Anamosa.  


1776 St. Augustine was a haven for British loyalists

St. Augustine RecordSt. Augustine Record - Jun 30, 2017
A gifted artist, Bartram also drew much of the wildlife he found along the river: alligators, anhinga, trout, wild turkeys and deer. Bartram enjoyed a good relationship with Native Americans he encountered on his journey. And because of the interest of ...  


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.  


Shades of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker
Up & Coming Weekly - Jul 11, 2017

08 Woodpecker news article In the shadow of large artillery ranges and parachute drop zones, a tiny, rare butterfly flourishes. And experts say the U.S. military gets the credit. The frosted elfin is a butterfly with a 1-inch wingspan. It has found ...  


Fairview Swim Club Prepares for JSL Regular Season Finale

NBC 29 NewsNBC 29 News - Jul 18, 2017
The Seahorses have won 25 of the last 26 championships, but that's not something they focus on. At a recent practice at the Fairview Swim Club, they were working on swimming backwards. Not the backstroke, but actually swimming backwards, feet first, ...  

Sea Lions

Hazing sea lions: Like the sheep dog and coyote fable, but on water ...

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Jul 14, 2017
It's no surprise to Steve Jeffries, a longtime Washington state Fish and Wildlife marine mammal specialist, that hazing sea lions at the Bonneville Dam has been ...  


Sea swimmers warned over dangerous jellyfish

Independent.ieIndependent.ie - Jul 14, 2017
Dublin bathers enjoying a seaside dip have been urged to be cautious due to the presence of dangerous jellyfish in the water.  


Sailfish swimmers soar at 2017 Bay State Games

Wicked Local CohassetWicked Local Cohasset - Jul 18, 2017
Sailfish swimmers competed in the 2017 Bay State Games Finals at Harvard University on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9.The swimmers had qualified for ...  


Cheap In Erie: Faith page giving away book by nephrologist

GoErie.comGoErie.com - Jul 11, 2017
This week, we have a copy of the 2017 novel “The Atheist and the Parrotfish” to give away. The fiction book by California nephrologist Richard Barager follows a fictional nephrologist and his troubled cross-dressing transplant patient who becomes ...  


Fishing the North Coast: California halibut — More than an offshore alternative

Eureka Times StandardEureka Times Standard - Jul 13, 2017
Redding resident Kinsey Hansen, along with son Clark, landed a nice pair of California halibut on a recent trip to Humboldt Bay. The recreational fishery for California halibut is open year-round. The daily bag and possession limit is three fish north ...  


Mackerel, everybody's fish - By Tom Seymour - Belfast

Republican JournalRepublican Journal - Jul 16, 2017
What's not to like about mackerel? Healthful to the nth degree, mackerel ranks right up there with salmon and sardines as a heart-healthy fish. Available in large ...  


Look out Sydney, the cane toads are coming

The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 12, 2017
Australia's punishing climate has made invasive cane toads tougher than their country of origin counterparts, a University of Sydney study has found and are ...  


Gene Thieves: Female Salamanders Hijack DNA from Multiple Males

Live ScienceLive Science - Jun 28, 2017
But only one type of animal uses thievery at the genetic level for reproduction — an all-female lineage of salamanders in the Ambystoma genus, which contains dozens of species and is widespread across North America. These females mate with multiple ...  

Tree Frog

Extinction that killed the dinosaurs may have led to frog explosion

Science MagazineScience Magazine - Jul 3, 2017
The ancestors of this red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) may have gotten their big break thanks to the same mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. In the wake of that event some 66 million years ago, which marks the end of the Cretaceous ...  

Leaf Frog

The Crystal Maze 2017 episode 2 review

Den of Geek UKDen of Geek UK - Jun 30, 2017
The Hylomantis Lemur frog, commonly known as the Leaf Frog, is traditionally used as a catapult shell during the hunting rituals of the indigenous peoples of Colombia. Joey was clearly apprised of these facts, and frankly, the rest of them should feel ...  

Dart Frog

Reid Park Zoo now home to poison dart frogs
Tucson News Now - Jun 22, 2017

These colorful friends are the first amphibians to come to our zoo in ten years!  

Coral Snake

Tiny pup survives close encounter with big, bad snake

KSAT San AntonioKSAT San Antonio - Jun 22, 2017
SAN ANTONIO - A playful pup has made the ultimate comeback after a close encounter with a highly venomous snake. Elvis, a 7-year-old Cairn terrier, was in the family's backyard when he came face-to-face with a coral snake.  


Highway Workers in Canada Keep Running Into Rattlesnakes

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Jul 5, 2017
But as they make their way south, the CBC reports, they're increasingly running into a noisy threat: rattlesnakes. Specifically, they're running into Massassauga rattlesnakes, which are found across North America but especially in this pocket of ...  


Razer Files for IPO in Hong Kong to Raise $600 Million

AnandTechAnandTech - Jul 8, 2017
Razer started as a subsidiary of a computer peripheral maker Kärna in 1998 and quickly became famous for its Boomslang mouse designed specifically for FPS gamers and launched in 1999. Kärna ceased to exist in 2000 because of financial issues, but the ...  


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

Iowa Fisherman Sees “Huge” Sea Snake Steal, Eat A Fish He Caught

CBS Tampa (blog)CBS Tampa (blog) - Jul 7, 2017
CBS Local– Bob Howard was enjoying a nice day on the water of Rathbun Lake in Iowa when he begun to notice a large sea snake in the water near him. Before long, as Howard was reeling in a fish, the sea snake leapt onto the pole to steal the catch.  

Rat Snake

Rat snake an interesting, harmless local reptile

Uniontown Herald StandardUniontown Herald Standard - Jul 15, 2017
From the clues she provided, I assured our reader that the creature inhabiting her barn was a black rat snake, harmless and beneficial. “Black rat snake” is the accepted name for the serpent we commonly call simply “black snake.” It's called a rat ...  

King Cobra

Snakes On A Plane: King Cobras Found In Express Mail At JFK Airport

CBS New YorkCBS New York - Jul 11, 2017
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Call this ExpreSSSSS mail: U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Kennedy airport seized five live King Cobras during a mail inspection last month. On June 29, CBP officers at the JFK International Mail Facility ...  

Corn Snake

This 5ft long albino corn snake has been found in a tree in Dublin ...

Independent.ieIndependent.ie - Jun 22, 2017
The snake was discovered last Friday and placed in the care of Bairbe O'Malley Veterinary Hospital in Bray, County Wicklow. A call was put out on social media ...  

Black Mamba

See How This Man Effortlessly Catches the 'World's Deadliest Snake'

National GeographicNational Geographic - Jun 21, 2017
The eight-foot-long black mamba was caught after it slid into a home in South Africa.  


The Kingsnake of Queens: Inside the Investigation That Brought Down a New York Reptile Trafficker

The New YorkerThe New Yorker - Apr 18, 2017
But word had already spread through the tight-knit kingsnake community. “Everyone who saw that post was, like, Whoa, red flag,” Special Agent Paul Montuori, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, told me recently. “They sort of called him out.” At ...  

Python Snake

Python still on the loose after going 50 miles from Fraser to Westland

WXYZWXYZ - Jul 7, 2017
WESTLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) - A python snake reportedly slithered about 50 miles from Fraser to Westland earlier this week and is still slipping from its owners grasp. Walking 50 miles would be exhausting and slithering on your belly, you'd work up an ...  

Boa Constrictor

Large snake found in Kaukauna turns out to be juvenile ball python

Appleton Post CrescentAppleton Post Crescent - Jul 17, 2017
KAUKAUNA - This story could make your skin crawl. Commenters on Facebook were wild Sunday afternoon about a report that Appleton police had found a 10-foot boa constrictor in a Dumpster. Some people offered to adopt the snake. Others were ...  

Gopher Snake

The Living Landscape: The Pacific gopher snake
Lake County News - Jul 2, 2017

The gopher snake could not hear me approaching, since snakes do not possess ears outside their heads as humans do. They own a complicated inner-ear that zones in on vibrations in their vicinity which in turn are changed to electric beats that travel to ...  

Indigo Snake

Society in Tiger works to preserve indigo snake in North Ga. mountains

Gainesville TimesGainesville Times - Jun 22, 2017
Among them is the eastern indigo snake, the largest snake in North America and a threatened species throughout its range, now mostly limited to southeastern Georgia and Florida. Through a combination of working with landowners, habitat restoration and ...  

Garter Snake

Happy to herp

Pocono RecordPocono Record - Jul 15, 2017
A very brave Germantown Academy elementary student from Craig Newberger's and Paula Mandracchia's science club holds onto an eastern garter snake that was discovered at the Pocono Environmental Educational Center in Pike County. This snake was ...  

Water Snake

Man loses tug of war with 'huge' water snake

KCCI Des MoinesKCCI Des Moines - Jul 7, 2017
In a special edition of man versus nature, a Boone resident snapped a crazy photo of a “huge” water snake stealing his catch. Bob Howard, 54, told the Des Moines Register that he went on a casual Monday morning fishing outing at Rathbun Lake in ...  

Blue Whale

Blue Whale Challenge urges young people to end their lives | Q13 ...

Q13 FOXQ13 FOX - Jul 17, 2017
DALLAS — The family of a Texas teen who hanged himself says their son was involved in a ghoulish online game that calls on participants to complete a series ...  

Humpback Whale

Famous white Humpback whale named Migaloo spotted for first time in 2017

WJLAWJLA - Jul 11, 2017
QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA (ABC7) — The famous white Humpback whale named Migaloo has been spotted for the first time in 2017, Seven Network reported. Migaloo, the beloved whale, was spotted off the Queensland Gold Coast as he makes his annual ...  

Killer Whale

SeaWorld adds new killer whale up-close encounter | www.icflorida ...

icFloridaicFlorida - Jul 11, 2017
Visitors to SeaWorld Orlando now have the opportunity to experience the park's majestic killer whales in a brand-new way. The Killer Whale Up-Close Tour ...  

Beaked Whale

Cuvier's beaked whale washes up on beach at Fort Macon State ...

News & ObserverNews & Observer - Jun 19, 2017
A rarely seen 18-foot long Cuvier's beaked whale washed ashore at Fort Macon State Park on Monday, June 19, 2017.  

Right Whale

Diver comes face-to-face with right whale, prompting defensive maneuver; video

GrindTVGrindTV - Jul 5, 2017
A 19-year-old diver hopped into the water with his video camera when he and his father noticed two southern right whales swimming near the surface off the east coast of Tasmania near Bicheno. With his camera recording, Kaeo Landon-Lane watched as one ...  

Minke Whale

Vessels depart for minke whale hunt off northeastern coast of Japan

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - Jul 18, 2017
AOMORI – Japanese vessels left a port in northern Japan on Tuesday to catch around 30 minke whales in the northwestern Pacific, a whaling group and the Fisheries Agency said. The vessels plan to conduct what the government refers to as research ...  

Sperm Whale

Bowhead Whale

How climate change could be making polar bears healthier and more dangerous

National PostNational Post - Jun 21, 2017
Though rotting bowhead whale meat has its own pitfalls, the study found it may have caused the bears' mercury levels to drop. When the study began in 2004, McKinney said, a study revealed a mercury concentration of 5.4 micrograms per gram of hair.  

Grey Whale

These mighty grey whale calves love posing for their close ups as ...

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - Jul 10, 2017
Urged on by their mother, the small calves confidently went up to group San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California, Mexico - a hotspot for migrating whales.  

Beluga Whale

SeaWorld announces death of baby beluga whale who died moments after birth

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Jul 10, 2017
SEAWORLD has revealed how a newborn beluga whale died moments after being born at its famous Orlando theme park. By Stuart Winter. PUBLISHED: 00:01, Mon, Jul 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 11:32, Mon, Jul 10, 2017 ...  

Whale Shark

World's largest fish, a whale shark, nudges a fishing boat near Ocean City

Washington PostWashington Post - Jul 15, 2017
The world's largest fish, a whale shark, recently got up close and personal with fishermen in Ocean City, nudging their boat for long enough that the crew captured a stunning video. Steve Moore — who helms the boat, dubbed “The Stalker” — was on an ...  

Great White Shark

The Hamptons Socialite of the Season is a 16-ft. Great White Shark with 100K Twitter Followers

PEOPLE.comPEOPLE.com - Jul 13, 2017
Mary Lee the great white shark is a mature female (40 to 50 years) who measures more than 16 ft. and likes to spend her summers in New Jersey and The Hamptons, and her winters in the open ocean and Bermuda. How is Mary Lee's vacation schedule ...  

Tiger Shark

Tiger shark spotted riding the waves off Destin coast

WEARWEAR - Jul 9, 2017
(WEAR) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) encountered a surprise while working the waters off the Destin Coast Saturday. An OCSO Marine Unit Deputy captured a short video of what appears to be a tiger shark swimming around in the water.  

Gray Seal

Technology-Aided Surveys Reveal Extent of Gray Seal Recovery ...

Duke TodayDuke Today - Jun 14, 2017
Note: David W. Johnston is available for additional comment at (252) 504-7593 or david.johnston@duke.edu. A video showing how the researchers used ...  

Fur Seal

Lone fur seal 'sunbathing on the lawn' in Te Puke, 2km from the ...

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Jul 8, 2017
Lone seal on the loose but with the nearest waterway several kilometres away, how did it get there?  

Harbor Seal

Harbor seal pup born at Aquarium of Niagara; first in 30 years

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Jul 17, 2017
The first harbor seal pup to be born at the Aquarium of Niagara in 30 years arrived early Thursday morning, the facility announced. Zoey, an 8-year-old harbo…  

Elephant Seal

Headlines in history

Coffs Coast AdvocateCoffs Coast Advocate - Jul 18, 2017
An elephant seal, believed to have come from either the Macquarie or Campbell islands in the Antarctic, is being nursed back to health at the Coffs Harbour Porpoise Pool. The seal, about 5ft long and 200lbs was found at Emerald Beach and taken to the ...  

Polar Bear

As sea ice gets scarcer, polar bear attacks on people become more ...

Alaska Dispatch NewsAlaska Dispatch News - Jul 12, 2017
As Arctic sea ice has dwindled, polar bear attacks on people have increased — correlated trends that point to distressed conditions for bears forced to fend for ...  

Brown Bear

Himalayan Brown Bear

The HinduThe Hindu - Jul 18, 2017
This is a sub-species of the Brown Bear and is also called Himalayan Red Bear, Isabelline bear or Dzu-Teh. It is listed as 'critically endangered' and can be found in northern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, northern India, Nepal and Tibet. In Bhutan ...  

Black Bear

Black bear reportedly spotted in southeast Iowa bean field | WQAD ...

WQAD.comWQAD.com - Jul 14, 2017
DNR officials say there is not a breeding population of bears in Iowa, but they do wander into the state from time-to-time.  

Panda Bear

China just built a solar power array that looks like a panda

VoxVox - Jul 8, 2017
A Chinese solar power company has just completed the first phase of an ingenious PR stunt: building a 100MW solar power plant in the shape of a panda bear. According to a release from the company, Panda Green Energy, and the Chinese state press ...  

Koala Bear

Too much to bear: Cranky koala responds to being cuddled by BITING and scratching marathon winner before rescuers ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jul 3, 2017
The winner of the Gold Coast Marathon had an adverse encounter with a koala bear when the marsupial had to be wrestled off him after biting the star runner. Takuya Noguchi took out the 42km race on Sunday, on his 29th birthday, in a little over two ...  

Grizzly Bear

Not Your Average Root Canal: Grizzly Bear Gets Dental Work | NBC ...

NBC New YorkNBC New York - Jul 18, 2017
If you thought your trips to the dentist were unbearable, just be glad you aren't this 538-pound grizzly.  


Braintree firefighters save ten corn snakes and two chinchillas from flat fire

Essex LiveEssex Live - Jul 14, 2017
... of the property was smoke logged. The hallway and a nearby bedroom were damaged by smoke, but using Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) fans the firefighters managed to keep the ten corn snakes and two chinchillas in the living room free from harm.  


Otters' Schultz Earns first Player of the Week Award
14 News WFIE Evansville - Jul 18, 2017

The Frontier League has named Evansville Otters outfielder John Schultz the Player of the Week.  


Qatari camels dies of thirst after farmers kicked out by Saudi Arabia ...

The IndependentThe Independent - Jul 11, 2017
Hundreds of camels have died of thirst after Qatari farmers were expelled from Saudi Arabia during a diplomatic rift and forced to trek across the desert. Animals ...  


Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Lebanon
World Health Organization - Jul 4, 2017

He does not work in a health care facility with active MERS patients, has not had contact with an identified confirmed MERS case, nor has had known contact with a patient with respiratory illness. He has no history of contact with dromedaries in the 14 ...  


Debutants Rhino face Weatherhead Gazelles

Kawowo SportsKawowo Sports - Jun 17, 2017
Rhino Hockey Club begin their maiden campaign in the National Hockey League on Sunday with a game against last year's league runners-up Weatherhead Gazelles at the National Hockey Stadium, Lugogo. The side owned by the Susan Khainza is made ...  


Grievance filed over mowing goats at university in Michigan

The RecorderThe Recorder - Jul 14, 2017
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees local union has filed a grievance in response to Western Michigan University's hiring of goats to clear 15 woodland acres on campus. (Carly Geraci | Mlive.com)/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive ...  


Pigs feel neuropathic pain due to tail docking

Pig Progress (registration) (blog)Pig Progress (registration) (blog) - Jul 17, 2017
To determine the temporal profile of sensitisation, a total of 108 female pigs were exposed to surgical tail resections and mechanical nociceptive thresholds were measured in the acute (one week post-operatively) and in the long-term (either 8 or 16 ...  


Wisbech crews rescue stranded muntjac deer from mud bank in River Nene

Wisbech StandardWisbech Standard - Jun 20, 2017
According to www.muntjacdeer.co.uk muntjac deer “are the oldest but possibly the least studied and understood of all known deer species, prehistoric in origin with remains dated between 15 and 35 million years. “The population now found in most of ...  


Adorable Mouse Lemurs May Change the Face of Medical Research

HealthlineHealthline - Jun 20, 2017
A mouse lemur, unlike its larger cousin the ring-tailed lemur, is quite small. The average mouse lemur is about two times the size of a mouse, which, along with their small-sized diets, makes maintaining and managing a lab of mouse lemurs inexpensive.  


The Anteater's Tongue Is an Evolutionary Masterpiece

GizmodoGizmodo - Jul 7, 2017
Anteaters are very good animals. They somehow pull off the whole “slurp up ants with their sticky, noodly, bendy straw tongues” so confidently you forget how weird that is. And scientists agree that, yes, anteater tongues are weird. But they're also ...  


Vet rushes to defence to misidentified tapirs

The NationThe Nation - Jul 13, 2017
Kaset Sudecha, who works in the pet clinic at Kasetsart University's Animal Hospital, said tapirs are the result of 20 million years of evolution and are anything but a hybrid. But the tickets issued by the Government Lottery Office identify the pair ...  


Okapi debut at South Bend zoo

South Bend TribuneSouth Bend Tribune - Jun 23, 2017
Okapi are an endangered species native to the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa and are most closely related to the giraffe. No other zoo in Indiana or Michigan has okapi, and only 20 to 25 other zoos in the United States feature okapi ...  


Education, conservation take center stage at Brights Zoo

Kingsport Times NewsKingsport Times News - Jul 10, 2017
For the 2017 season, the facility just recently added a pair of giant anteaters as well as several African servals. In fact, Brights is the only zoo in Tennessee or Virginia that has giant anteaters on display to the public. "Aside from the breeding ...  


How to avoid vultures in the funeral industry

ABC OnlineABC Online - Jul 20, 2017
When Sandra's Van Der Laan's sister died unexpectedly in 2014, she thought the least she could do was help organise the funeral. "I rang two local funeral directors, as we were told to do by the hospital when she died," said Professor Van Der Laan, ...  


Pearson sells slice of Penguin for $1bn

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jul 11, 2017
Pearson has sold a 22% stake in Penguin Random House, the world's biggest publisher, with titles ranging from Fifty Shades of Grey, Jamie Oliver and The Girl on the Train. The deal values Penguin at $3.55bn (£2.75bn). Pearson put its holding in PRH up ...  


Pelicans, Rajon Rondo agree to one-year deal

ESPNESPN - Jul 15, 2017
The New Orleans Pelicans have reached a one-year deal with free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo, a source confirmed to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears on Saturday. Sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe on Thursday that Pelicans ...  


The deadly lake that gives life to flamingos
BirdLife International - Jul 11, 2017

Soda ash mining is still a lingering threat to Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania, the most important breeding site in the world for Lesser Flamingos. But a new community-based tourism initiative could save the spectacle of the “pink parade” from disaster.  

Bearded Dragon

Pet Vet: His bearded dragon lizard no longer wants to eat

Quad-Cities OnlineQuad-Cities Online - Jul 2, 2017
It also is the main reason diagnostics can be so important. This is especially important with some of the less mainstream species some people choose as companions. Lou is one of those species, a bearded dragon lizard. Lou lives in a large cage and is ...  


He swims alongside sharks and returns — with photos

Washington PostWashington Post - Jul 15, 2017
Sharks are nothing if not magnificent. But would you swim alongside them for a closer look? National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry dives in predator-infested waters so you don't have to. And although his photos of sharks might not make you want ...  


Why These Dolphins Behead Their Prey

National GeographicNational Geographic - Jul 18, 2017
Ronje notes that the dolphins have good reason to cut off the head. “Catfish have a pretty sophisticated defensive skull structure: They have three very sharp, serrated, rigid spines that are fitted into sockets … and they can lock and unlock this ...  


Dogs are 'mobile sewage systems' at beaches

Irish ExaminerIrish Examiner - Jul 16, 2017
“Dog waste can also spread parasites such as hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, ringworms, tapeworms, parvovirus, and salmonella.” Local authorities ramp up their sampling of water for contamination during the bathing season, which runs from the start ...  


The 'unicorn' test was always a stupid way to judge a start-up -- it's even stupider with health tech

CNBCCNBC - Jul 15, 2017
The conventional wisdom in Silicon Valley is that digital health is over-hyped and under-performing due to the lack of "unicorns," meaning start-ups valued at more than $1 billion. That argument was summed up last month by a contributor to Forbes, who ...  

Wolf Spider

Beware the wolf spider, which hunts at night

Herald Times ReporterHerald Times Reporter - Jul 8, 2017
It is amazing the wildlife we encounter in the smallest and simplest of places. Recently, while out tending to the butterfly garden at Woodland Dunes Nature Center, a couple of our interns and I noticed a “lumpy-backed” spider. Other smaller spiders ...  

Widow Spider

Second northern black widow spider found in Brown County

WGBA-TVWGBA-TV - Jul 12, 2017
GREEN BAY, Wis. - A second northern black widow spider was found in Brown County, less than a mile from where the first was discovered in June. This is only the second spider of this species ever reported in Brown County, according to UW-Green Bay ...  


Butterflies flourish at Woodland Park garden | The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Jul 20, 2017
A Painted Lady butterfly rests on a daisy at the Molbak's Butterfly Garden at Woodland Park Zoo. The garden offers a unique and up close viewing opportunity to ...  


Researchers Say Happiness Turns Dairy Cows Into Cash Cows

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report - Jul 11, 2017
In this photo taken June 29, 2017, cows lie down on a bed of sand in their stalls at Mystic Valley Dairy in Sauk City, Wis. The farm's owner Mitch Breunig has spent over $100,000 to improve his farm to make his cows happier, including making his barn ...  


Outdoor briefs: Banding for mourning doves resumes

Great Falls TribuneGreat Falls Tribune - Jul 18, 2017
Final hunter education course for Great Falls set. Online registration is going on now for the last hunter education course in Great Falls for the year. Registrations must be done online, but there will be a two-day opportunity on to register at ...  


Claremore Animal shelter director offers tips to safeguard pets from ...

The Border MailClaremore Daily Progress - Jul 11, 2017
An uncommonly mild winter followed by a wet and warm spring and summer are the perfect story for an even-worse-than-normal flea season in Rogers County.  


These Dragonflies Are Steerable, Thanks to Bio-Engineering | Daily ...

Air & Space MagazineAir & Space Magazine - Jul 12, 2017
Recently we wrote about a drone with wings modeled after dragonfly wings. Now engineers at Draper lab have taken bio-inspired drones a step further, ...  


Farm Babe: Could grasshoppers be the next big food trend?

In certain parts of the world, grasshoppers are known as a delicious delicacy, and insects are eaten by 2.5 billion people annually. The first country that comes to mind for you may be Mexico, where “Chapulines” is Spanish for grasshopper and is very ...  


Dana Milbank, Washington Post: Of centipedes, crickets and Republican values
Waco Tribune-Herald - Jul 14, 2017

Let the record reflect that on July 12, 2017, at a few minutes past 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the lights went out on the Republican Party. Speaker Paul Ryan and fellow House Republican leaders had just finished their caucus meeting and were ...  


Arizona's monsoon storms bring another desert creepy crawler to the surface

KPNX 12 News TVKPNX 12 News TV - Jul 18, 2017
Many in the comments said they've seen lots of millipedes on the roads and areas around Florence and San Tan Valley. "In San Tan Valley after monsoon season you would see a wall of these coming toward houses," one commenter wrote. Jason said he ...  


Man removes an iguana from a toilet in his Key Biscayne home ...
Miami Herald - Jul 3, 2017

A Florida man removed an iguana from his toilet after it crawled through the plumbing vent on the roof of his Key Biscayne home, he wrote in a Facebook post.  


Kids explore dozens of dinosaurs through 'Quest' in Rochester ...

13WHAM-TV13WHAM-TV - Jul 16, 2017
People in Rochester got to step back in time this weekend, experiencing what life was like 65 million years ago.Jurassic Quest wrapped up Sunday night at the ...  


Recipe for 'Brontosaurus Bones' (beef baby back ribs)

New Haven RegisterNew Haven Register - Jul 3, 2017
He aptly called them “Brontosaurus Bones” because of their dinosaur size, and it stuck with me. The Bahamas' road-side barbecue shack served the meaty-style, sometimes called “Hollywood,” beef back ribs. The ribs come from the same place on a cow as ...  

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Calgary mom's tyrannosaurus rex boudoir shoot becomes viral hit

Calgary SunCalgary Sun - Jul 10, 2017
Nicole Stein has become an internet sensation after she donned a 7-foot-tall tyrannosaurus rex costume for a racy boudoir photo shoot last month, which has since gone viral. The 32-year-old mother of two wanted to do something a bit different ahead of ...  

T Rex

New Study Finds the T. Rex Was Easy to Outrun

HistoryHistory - Jul 19, 2017
This study sheds new light on the hunting capabilities and lifestyle of the iconic dinosaur; changing what scientists, and the general public, thought they knew about the T. rex. “That means that T. rex was actually quite slow and therefore not a ...  


How whales started filtering food from the sea

The EconomistThe Economist - Jun 29, 2017
ARCHAEOPTERYX, a toothy, feathered fossil found in Germany in the 19th century, hinted at a crucial moment in one of the greatest transitions in the history of life—the point when dinosaurs (which have teeth) took to the skies, and birds (which have ...  


Revealed: 125-million-year-old dinosaur bones found in Spain that once belonged to a 20-metre-long sauropod
Daily Mail - Jun 14, 2017

Most brachiosaurus remains have been found from the preceding Jurassic period. Further research on the Morella remains is needed before the species of dinosaur they belonged to is identified. One of the directors of the excavation, Jose Miguel Gasulla, ...  


Even Triceratops Triathlon winner has panic attacks in the water

Livingston DailyLivingston Daily - Jun 22, 2017
Former University of Michigan swimmer Hannah DePaul was the first overall triathlete out of the water on her way to the women's title in the Triceratops Triathlon at Island Lake State Recreation Area on June 21, 2017. (Photo: Bill Khan/Livingston Daily).  


Six-metre long Ichthyosaur specimen donated to fossil collection

Bournemouth EchoBournemouth Echo - Jun 27, 2017
The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life in the village of Kimmeridge, has recently received an incredible six-metre long Ichthyosaur fossil specimen which was discovered about 10 years ago. Ichthyosaurs were prehistoric marine reptiles, ...  


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 ...  


Baby dinosaurs took three to six months to hatch

Science NewsScience News - Jan 23, 2017
But counts of growth lines on the teeth of rare fossilized dinosaur embryos from two species, Protoceratops andrewsi and Hypacrosaurus stebingeri, suggest a longer trajectory like that of reptiles, say Erickson and colleagues at the University of ...  

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