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Cat Breeding

Hamilton cat show flaunts the country's newest breed

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - May 14, 2017
McCaig said cat-breeding is not a lucrative business and, if anything, she probably loses money. Ad Feedback. "If you've got them in a cattery, it can be a business. But most of mine, they're reared in the house," she said. "After you've vaccinated and ...  

Cat Names

Insurer survey reveals America's quirkiest pet names

Insurance Business AmericaInsurance Business America - May 5, 2017
Nationwide drew the top 10 most eccentric dog names and cat names from its database of over 600,000 insured pets. The monikers were then put to a public vote. Names relating to food took the top spots in both categories. Puns of famous individuals and ...  

Siamese Cat

Pet of the week: Max, a 5-year-old Siamese cat, is available for adoption

LancasterOnlineLancasterOnline - May 7, 2017
Max, a five year old neutered male Siamese mix cat is the pet of the week for May 7, 2017. Max is available for adoption at the Lancaster County SPCA 848 S. Queen St., Lancaster, Pa. Pet of the week May 7, 2017. Buy Now. BLAINE SHAHAN | Staff ...  

Persian Cat

Now that's a close shave! Persian cat returns from the groomers almost completely bald aside from a furry face (but ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - May 16, 2017
Persian cats are famed for their fluffy coats - but one feline was left looking unrecognisable after a mishap at the groomers. Xie Qian Qian, from Taiwan, had taken her cat Jin Jin to be shaved as she routinely does in order to keep him cool and ...  

Bengal Cat

Hoole man's desperate plea to find lost Bengal cat

ChesterChronicle.co.ukChesterChronicle.co.uk - May 18, 2017
A Hoole man is calling on the public to help him find his beloved cat who has been missing for more than a week. Four-year-old Mara, a small, brown spotted Bengal is very distinctive looking and is said to be extremely vocal and friendly. She had moved ...  

British Shorthair

Providence Animal Center Pet of the Week: Millie

The Delaware County Daily TimesThe Delaware County Daily Times - Apr 19, 2017
Say hello to Millie, the older, female British Shorthair blend who is looking for a home she can make permanent. Mille has a cute, pudgy face, with soft, dark, grey fur. She was surrendered to Providence Animal Center in Media, formerly the Delco SPCA ...  

Himalayan Cat

Frank's Faves: Live-action cat movies

Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteChampaign/Urbana News-Gazette - Apr 27, 2017
My wife and I acquired a 2-year-old Himalayan cat recently — ostensibly to put the fear of God into some illegal immigrants in our century-old farmhouse. She's a gorgeous, long-haired creature, luxuriously furry from ears to tail. But I fear she will ...  

Horse Breeding

Scythian horse breeding unveiled: Lessons for animal domestication ...

Science NewsScience Daily - Apr 27, 2017
A new study unveils the secrets of horse breeding by Iron Age Scythian nomads. The genomes reconstructed from 14 archaeological horses also provide ...  

Horseback Riding

Visitor Guide: Horseback riding | Visitor-guide | tehachapinews.com

Tehachapi NewsTehachapi News - May 18, 2017
On foot or with a horse, everyone can now enjoy the outdoors at the Golden Hills Nature Park. The Golden Hills CSD board is involved in decisions about the ...  

Horse Training

Talks continue on Worm Bay racehorse training track

Warrnambool StandardWarrnambool Standard - May 16, 2017
Moyne Shire votes to ban commercial horse training from Killarney Beach · Moyne Shire councillors angry at mayor's Killarney Beach comments. Belfast Coastal Reserve Action Group, which has fought to keep horses off public beaches in Moyne Shire, has ...  


St. Francis Police Department hosts inaugural Bicycle Rodeo, promoting safety

fox6now.comfox6now.com - May 21, 2017
ST. FRANCIS -- Kids in St. Francis on Sunday, May 21st put their bicycling skills to the test as they navigated an obstacle course. While having fun, they also learned about safety. The St. Francis Police Department hosted their inaugural Bicycle Rodeo ...  

Freshwater Aquariums

Two new businesses move to Manders Crossing

Oconee EnterpriseOconee Enterprise - May 3, 2017
Elder, an aquatic hobbyist for 15 years, openly shares stories about snorkeling and diving while his co-worker, Jimmie Rattles, is a savant in saltwater and freshwater aquariums. Their new retail facility opened last week at Manders Crossing, located ...  

Saltwater Aquariums

Lionfish: a Dangerous Delicacy
Naples Herald - May 23, 2017

They are the incredibly beautiful saltwater fish found in many of the more elaborate saltwater aquariums in both private homes and public spaces. They are spectacular to look at, like an elaborate piece of art, striped in pearl and maroon. With fins ...  

Butterfly Watching

Opinion: Pennsylvania's 'Economic iron curtain' stymies fracking

Pocono RecordPocono Record - May 15, 2017
To Coccodrilli, the DRBC may claim to promote economic development but it really “focuses on fly fishing, kayaking and butterfly watching — nothing that provides family-sustaining jobs.” He dismisses recent reports that the DRBC may soon act on its ...  


MiVT: Vermont Beekeeping Supply
WCAX - May 22, 2017

What's all the buzz about at Vermont Beekeeping Supply? I found out the answer, here in Sheri Englert's backyard. "They'll tell you. You just have to listen," Englert advised. Her father was a beekeeper. After he had passed, She bought his home with an ...  

Bird Watching

My Turn: How bird watching turned into an adventure to remember forever
The Daily Breeze - May 22, 2017

I'm a volunteer at the Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center. I work at the front desk, as a board member, in the gift shop and I lead student tours for local schools. Bird watching is one of the most popular activities on the preserve. I was ...  


Of Course There's a New Luxury Car Made Just for Falconry Enthusiasts

CNETTIME - May 18, 2017
They call it the "ultimate in-car falconry kit." Bentley, purveyor of uber-luxe vehicles, has decided to release a customized SUV designed just for those who to wish to bring their hunting birds along with them for a ride — because dogs are so last ...  


Don't Feed Parrots Chocolate, Despite What Happens In Minecraft

NPRNPR - May 20, 2017
In the game Minecraft, a chocolate chip cookie will tame a parrot, but they're poisonous to the birds in real life. Minecraft has promised to update the game. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Polly want a cracker? How about a chocolate chip cookie? Players in the ...  


Boys Lacrosse: Owls 'have our hands full' with Bulldogs in state semis

Carroll County TimesCarroll County Times - May 20, 2017
The Bulldogs' players have something the Owls don't, and that's experience playing in the state semifinals and championship game. Churchill lost in the semis last season to eventual champion Severna Park. The year before, Howard thumped the Bulldogs, ...  


Chasing London's Cloud of Feral Parakeets

CityLabCityLab - Apr 21, 2017
In the ten years I have lived in London, the feral population of green parakeets (technically ring-necked parakeets, or psittacula krameri manillensis) has gone from being a curiosity in a couple of neighborhoods to a ubiquitous sight over vast swathes ...  


Macaws take to the sky at Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis StarIndianapolis Star - May 4, 2017
The Indianapolis Zoo's new "Magnificent Macaws" exhibit will take flight opening May 27. The birds, which are currently in training, will fly a half mile across the zoo to the new Bicentennial Pavilion. The zoo has 50 of the endangered birds with three ...  


PROGRESS REPORT: Sparrows, pigeons lead pack in park 'bird census'

The VillagerThe Villager - May 18, 2017
BY GEORGIA SILVERA SEAMANS | As I wrote this report, last month, about Washington Square Park, this treasured green space was blooming with cherries, crabapples and magnolias. Year-round and migrating birds were foraging, nesting and resting in ...  


Ask the Vet's Pets: Rats are entertaining, devoted pets

Reading EagleReading Eagle - May 19, 2017
Amazons, conures and macaws all interbreed. Different species of domestic ducks interbreed, and domestic ducks breed with wild species. Falconers cross different species of falcons to produce birds with the hybrid vigor that makes them better hunters.  


Wow House: 'Reimagined' North Fork Home With Pool, Koi Pond Near Beaches, Vineyards

Patch.comPatch.com - May 21, 2017
Wow House: 'Reimagined' North Fork Home With Pool, Koi Pond Near Beaches, Vineyards. A perfect North Fork retreat near beaches, vineyards and fine dining — and even a koi pond. By Lisa Finn (Patch Staff) - May 21, 2017 2:21 am ET. Wow House: ...  

Guinea Pig

American Guinea Pig 4: Sacrifice (2017)

Dread CentralDread Central - May 19, 2017
It goes like this: if there are 12 movies playing over the course of a TFW, and I see two of those, one will feature on-screen peen. I'm cursed. Every year, I manage to see one movie that has dong. Considering how rare that is in American film, that's ...  


Thug banned from keeping animals after he glued a hamster to a plastic bottle in 'crucifixion pose' for grinning ...

The SunThe Sun - May 11, 2017
... he said he hadn't killed it. “He claimed the rodent was a wild mouse he'd caught on a glue board – though vets suspect it was in fact a pet Russian dwarf hamster and co-incidentally the defendant had owned a hamster and even showed me the empty cage.  


Dog, ferret die in early morning house fire in Scott | KLFY

KLFYKLFY - May 20, 2017
KLFY is your source for Acadiana's breaking news, weather, sports, and in-depth local coverage in Lafayette, Acadia, St Mary, St. Martin, St, Landry, Vermilion, ...  


Inspired by geckos, researchers engineer soft gripping system that outperforms current adhesion methods

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - May 18, 2017
Geckos can climb walls because they have microscopic, hairlike structures on their feet. Credit: Pixabay. Another area of application for this soft gripping system is in personal robotics. "One day, we might have robots that act as assistants and care ...  


Alabama legislator says monkeys email was taken out of context

AL.comWSFA - May 17, 2017
"You start with a cage containing four monkeys, and inside the cage you hang a banana on a string, and then you place a set of stairs under the banana." The letter ends, "This is why from time to time all the monkeys need to be replaced at the same time.".  


Lions, Gorillas own 6 top marks in outdoor track nationals
Joplin Globe - May 24, 2017

Missouri Southern and Pittsburg State have a combined six nation-leading marks entering this weekend's NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The three-day meet begins Thursday at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Events will ...  


How Google Earth helped Jane Goodall save a generation of chimpanzees

Digital TrendsDigital Trends - Apr 22, 2017
In the early 2000s, Jane Goodall and Lilian Pintea combed through Tanzania with Google Earth for the first time and were shocked to see the rate of deforestation affecting the area surrounding Gombe, home of the chimpanzees Goodall had so famously ...  


Orangutans Nurse For a Record-Breaking Amount of Time
National Geographic - May 17, 2017

For the new research, Tanya Smith and colleagues developed a creative method for tracking how long orangutans nurse: Analyzing the levels of barium, a trace element, in young orangutans' teeth. Because barium absorbs into young orangutans' skeletons ...  


Wallflower center pack baboons find place

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - May 17, 2017
An adult male baboon (foreground) and an adult female with clinging infant (background), forage for food. Notably, the adult male baboons are substantially ...  


3 mandrills move into Memphis Zoo

wreg.comwreg.com - Apr 17, 2017
“We are delighted to welcome mandrills back to the Memphis Zoo,” Matt Thompson, the zoo's director of animal programs, said in a statement. “We know that our guests will love watching these beautiful animals interacting with them through the viewing ...  


Bonobos started out with one perfect pair of pants, and now it's the ...

Business InsiderBusiness Insider - May 12, 2017
Bonobos designs exceptionally well-made clothes and enjoys a strong, loyal consumer base that's more than happy to spreading word about the company for ...  


Conservationists plan expedition to secret 'Noah's Ark' in Sumatra

The GuardianThe Guardian - May 10, 2017
“I expect to see children scattering in every direction and to hear Siamangs and hornbills in the forest beyond. After the hamlet we are in terra incognita.” They plan to spend seven days trekking into and through the “extreme area”. Beyond local ...  


Macaques study 'supports idea that social ties promote survival'

News & StarNews & Star - May 17, 2017
In a study of female rhesus macaques, scientists found those with many close female relatives have better life expectancy. However, the effect fades with age – suggesting older females learn how to “navigate the social landscape” and have less need for ...  

Colobus Monkeys

Audubon Zoo goes bananas as it welcomes newborn colobus monkey

NOLA.comNOLA.com - Apr 27, 2017
Colobus monkeys roam more than 15 Central African nations, according to Audubon. Although they are not an endangered species, Audubon stated they are "a threatened species" victimized by habitat destruction. The forests they live in are cut down to ...  


Two endangered Tamarins born at Staffordshire tourist attraction
Staff Newsletter - Apr 28, 2017

SPRING has sprung in Staffordshire with the birth of two critically endangered Cotton-Top Tamarins at a tourist attraction. The twins, Kit and Leo, were born at Drayton Manor in March and weigh around 40-45g, roughly the third of the weight of a hamster.  


Grand fandango

Grosse Pointe News (subscription)Grosse Pointe News (subscription) - May 18, 2017
“My grandparents, Edmund and Bettejean Ahee, instilled the values of the Capuchins in our entire family,” Ahee said. “The importance of giving back to those in need paved the way to what is now the 36th annual Capuchin Souper Summer Celebration.  


Rescuers Make the Saddest Discovery at Seaside Resort

Care2.comCare2.com - Apr 26, 2017
“The environment these lorises were being kept in failed to meet their most basic needs. Slow lorises are shy nocturnal primates. They spend their days sleeping, hidden away deep in the forest, and emerge in the cool darkness of the night to hunt for food.  


Adorable New Tarsiers Look Like Stoned Yoda

GizmodoGizmodo - May 4, 2017
The two tarsiers—Tarsius spectrumgurskyae and Tarsius supriatnai—are very similar to other tarsiers found in Southeast Asia, with some differences in their genetics and vocalizations. Like their relatives, these tarsiers have enormous eyes, big ears ...  


Calls for regulation of marmosets and monkey owners after sales via social media increase

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Apr 29, 2017
Marmosets and monkeys should be regulated like dangerous dogs, campaigners say, after a dramatic increase in the number rescued from British homes. Campaigners said celebrity owners like Justin Bieber and holiday snaps of the animals interacting with ...  


Florida Gators linebacker hunts alligators in spare time

ESPNESPN - May 16, 2017
When he's not delivering big hits for the Gators, Florida safety Nick Washington is helping catch alligators that have gotten loose in his hometown of Jacksonville.  


Crocodiles, Native knowledge, photography at the Museum of the ...

Billings GazetteBillings Gazette - May 13, 2017
Ancient predators are now inhabiting the Museum of the Rockies, and the group of crocodiles from Pennsylvania won't give up their new habitat until Sept. 10.  


Introducing Revision's Next-Generation Special Forces Helmet Suite

AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsAmmoLand Shooting Sports News - May 16, 2017
Essex Junction, Vermont (Ammoland.com) – Designed and built in conjunction with Special Operations Forces (SOF) users, Revision Military's new Caiman Head System reinforces the Company's standing as the world leader in integrated head protection ...  


More space for crocodiles and gharials in Sarpang

Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperKuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper - May 17, 2017
A senior forestry officer, Sangay Dorji, said that the centre serves to just keep the crocodile and gharial in a safe and spacious area unlike the breeding centre in Phuentsholing, which was open to visitors. The Phuentsholing breeding centre had only ...  


Volunteer Spotlight: Tracking New Hampshire's Amphibians, Reptiles and Vernal Pools

Valley NewsValley News - May 14, 2017
In addition to threatened and endangered populations, biologists also wants to hear about common reptiles and amphibians. Those reports help the Fish and Game Department track where species are occurring across the state over long periods of time, ...  


Incidents of stray dogs hunting down antelopes shoot up in Jodhpur

Times of IndiaTimes of India - Apr 24, 2017
The wildlife lovers and environmentalists have demanded a curb on the number of stray dogs and effective rescue activities for the antelopes, mostly chinkaras, increasingly falling victims to the stray dogs. They have warned of a movement in absence of ...  


Insects and Arachnids

WOSU Public MediaWOSU Public Media - May 8, 2017
From the monarchs returning from Mexico to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, we sit down with the founder of BUGMAN Education, Mark Berman, to learn more. Join us today as we discuss the benefits as well as the dangers of certain insects and arachnids.  


Voice of Oregon State, Mike Parker, sounds off on all things Beavers ...

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - May 23, 2017
Mike Parker, voice of Oregon State, joined me on the Bald Faced Truth radio show (12-3p on 750-AM and 102.9-FM) to talk about the addition of transfer running ...  


Buffalo Bills named team that got measurably worse by one ESPN Insider

NewYorkUpstate.comNewYorkUpstate.com - May 24, 2017
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Robert Woods (10) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers) (Gary ...  


Using dogs to find cats—overcoming the challenges of tracking ...

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - May 16, 2017
Cheetahs are Africa's rarest big cat. Only an estimated 7000 individuals are thought to survive in the wild. They're spread across 32 populations covering a vast ...  


Greenville Zoo welcomes two ocelot kittens

Greenville JournalGreenville Journal - May 2, 2017
Staff discovered the kittens in March, but waited for them to mature before making an announcement, according to a news release. They are the second offspring of Evita and Oz, who were brought to the zoo in 2013 in hopes that they would mate. Their ...  


Michigan deer hunters want antler point restrictions statewide, but DNR isn't ready

MLive.comMLive.com - May 15, 2017
The battle for whitetail deer antler point restrictions was taken to a new level last week. More than 50 hunters from a variety of organizations spoke in favor of APRs during the Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting in Ludington after the DNR ...  


5 things to know about Elephants for Autism

Press of Atlantic CityPress of Atlantic City - May 15, 2017
As the name suggests, Elephants for Autism raises money for different charities supporting people with autism, and this year proceeds will go to the Sunshine Foundation. According to the organizer of Elephants for Autism, Jerry Ryan, the proceeds from ...  


In the Shadow of Chris Cornell's Death, Seattle Warmly Embraces Fleet Foxes' Homecoming Show

TheStranger.comTheStranger.com - May 20, 2017
Fleeting Foxes?" puzzled the big man at security outside the Showbox. "Naw, I never heard of 'em, either," he finished with a laugh. Nice guy. But his job obviously didn't take him just 20 yards or so north, and east, where the crowd bracketed the ...  


How much do you actually know about giraffes?

KOMO NewsKOMO News - May 10, 2017
SEATTLE -- Giraffes have been making headlines for months after a New York zoo's live stream went viral. Millions of eyeballs were glued to computers and cell phones, awaiting the live birth of a baby giraffe to its mom, April. As thousands continue to ...  


Hippos Can't Swim—So How Do They Move Through Water?

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Apr 26, 2017
The semiaquatic mammal leverages its own buoyancy and bone density to charge through the water.  


Flying insects send social media abuzz in London

CBS NewsCBS News - May 16, 2017
Transport for London, which oversees public transport in the capital, posted a picture from a traffic camera showing large numbers of the insects collecting on a traffic light, and warned drivers that a pedestrian crossing was "partially obstructed by ...  


AFL, North Melbourne, Kangaroos, Taylor Garner, Nathan Hrovat, Ryan Clarke, Kayne Turner, Brian Lake

Fox SportsFox Sports - May 22, 2017
While Garner, Turner and Clarke played a handful of games last season, the exits of the four veterans have given them a greater role in the team this year. Hrovat, along with recruit Marley Williams (Collingwood), have also added some much needed speed ...  


Leopards off pace

The Star, KenyaThe Star, Kenya - May 16, 2017
But after eleven matches, it looks like Leopards the wait for a first championship crown since 1998, is set to continue. Sunday's draw with unheralded Zoo Kericho, was the latest in a series of poor results having suffered a similar fate against arch ...  


Pilates helps Lions' Ebron prepare for rigors of season

The Detroit NewsThe Detroit News - May 16, 2017
Allen Park — Three years into his professional career and Eric Ebron has yet to play a full season. As a rookie, a hamstring strain cost him three games. A knee injury sidelined him a pair of contests in 2015, and knee and ankle issues forced him from ...  


Leaping lizards! Woman finds big iguana in toilet
ABC News - May 18, 2017

Lt. Felipe Lay of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue believes the lizard came through the home's plumbing and wound up in the toilet "because they're excellent swimmers and they can hold their breath for an extended period of time." According to ABC affiliate ...  


Wild Wednesday: Meerkats & Fort Worth Zoo Keeper Chats

CBS DFWCBS DFW - May 17, 2017
Wild Wednesday: Meerkats & Fort Worth Zoo Keeper Chats. Wild Wednesday: Meerkats & Fort Worth Zoo Keeper Chats. Program: CBS 11 News Mid-day. Categories: News Pets KTVTTV. Share ...  


Panthers turn back Tribe 4-1 in sectional

The Herald BulletinThe Herald Bulletin - May 18, 2017
ANDERSON — The Elwood girls tennis team made it three-for-three against Anderson with a 4-1 win in the sectional opener on the Highland Middle School courts. The Panthers notched the victory and the right to play Lapel today in the second round in ...  

Prairie Dogs

Can Prairie Dogs Talk?

New York TimesNew York Times - May 12, 2017
Distressed squeaks flew from the grass, but the vegetation itself remained still; most of the prairie dogs had retreated underground. We continued along a dirt path bisecting the meadow, startling a prairie dog that was peering out of a burrow to our ...  


Do raccoons wash their food before eating? 16 things you think you know about raccoons

PennLive.comPennLive.com - May 25, 2017
Raccoons are one of the most common animals in Pennsylvania. They are regularly spotted nearly everywhere in the state. However, a great deal of myth and misconception has grown around the species. Here's a look at some of that mythology and the ...  


Snake charmers now to the rescue of reptiles

The TribuneThe Tribune - May 17, 2017
Snake charmers — once a ubiquitous fixture of street performances and festivals — have now donned the role of snake rescuers, protecting the reptiles using their tracking and trapping skills. In their new avatar, the snake charmers receive a monthly ...  


Two de-horned rhinos find safe haven at Sasol Secunda

Ridge TimesRidge Times - May 17, 2017
Sasol confirmed on Monday, 15 May that the company had bought two endangered white rhinos. “Sasol Secunda is the new home to two white rhinos, a male aged seven years and a female aged six years,” said a spokesman. The rhinos were bought from a ...  


Restaurant inspections: 'Evidence of rodents'

York Daily Record/Sunday NewsYork Daily Record/Sunday News - May 17, 2017
Two York County food facilities were out of compliance during inspections April 27 through May 15.  


Flick vs. Squirrels: `seeds' of discrimination

Bloomington Pantagraph (blog)Bloomington Pantagraph (blog) - May 14, 2017
As one who spent most of boyhood in downstate Olney — world-famous “home of the white squirrels” — that's where everyone feeds the white squirrels, shows them off at the park, puts decals of the albino, pink-eyed animals on the sides of police cars, ...  


Collins' homers end slump, power Tigers over Orioles

FOXSports.comThe Detroit News - May 18, 2017
Detroit — This is why baseball players, after a rough night, will always tell you that tomorrow is another day. Because, invariably, it is. You can Google it. And if anybody needed a fresh new day on Wednesday, it was Tigers center fielder Tyler ...  


Biologists to live-trap non-native turtles at Phoenix Zoo and

Sonoran NewsSonoran News - May 18, 2017
Did you know that the turtles in the “moat” in front of the Phoenix Zoo undergo routine management efforts to help protect native turtles and other species in the area? Every year, it is estimated that hundreds of unwanted pet turtles are released into ...  


California Tortoises Died Trying to Reproduce During Drought

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report - May 17, 2017
Scientists examining the deaths of female desert tortoises near the park say it appears the animals died while exhausting their water and energy to lay eggs during California's drought. (Shellie Puffer/U.S. Geological Survey via AP) The Associated Press.  

Wild Cats

Wild(cats) finish ends Teutons season in regional baseball tournament

McPherson SentinelMcPherson Sentinel - May 16, 2017
MOUNDRIDGE — Down 5-1 with just six outs left at the plate, the Moundridge Wildcats thrilled the home crowd Monday by scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game, then scored the walk-off run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh ...  


Wolves save best for last but fall to Chesterton
News Dispatch - May 23, 2017

CHESTERTON — Heading into Monday night's sectional quarterfinal, Michigan City had been outscored 35-0 in two games by Chesterton. The Wolves saved their best performance for their final game of the season. But it wasn't quite enough as City fell 9-3 ...  


Lady Zebras win games 2, 3 over No. 1 Woodville to advance to regional final

Cleburne Times-ReviewCleburne Times-Review - May 20, 2017
1 Woodville in game 1 Thursday, the Grandview Lady Zebras showed tremendous resiliency by sweeping games 2 and 3 in a doubleheader Friday to knock off the top-ranked team and advance to the Class 3A Region III finals. Grandview beat Woodville ...  


Smoked/Grilled Armadillo Eggs (Stuffed Jalapeno Pepper)
FOX10 News - May 18, 2017

In a separate bowl add sausage with Salt and Pepper along with ½ Cup Shotgun BBQ Sauce. Careful not to add too much as it will break down when cooking and separate not adhering to your pepper. Mix Sausage vigorously to form together joining flavors  

American Bison

American bison calf is the Omaha zoo's newest baby

Omaha World-HeraldOmaha World-Herald - May 15, 2017
An American bison calf was born at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium's Simmons Safari Park on May 8. prev. next. The zoo's newest baby critter doesn't come from Africa, Asia or Antarctica. It comes from right here, on the plains of Nebraska. And it gives ...  


Snooty gets three new roommates

Bradenton HeraldBradenton Herald - May 24, 2017
Three young manatees rescued on the East Coast of Florida were transported by SeaWorld Orlando trucks Wednesday morning, hoisted into slings and placed into 68-year-old Snooty's pool at the South Florida Museum. Randall, Baca and Gale will continue ...  


Experienced Jackrabbit Golfers Ready To Tee Off At NCAA Regional

KDLT News (blog)KDLT News (blog) - May 15, 2017
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The Summit League men's golf champion South Dakota State Jackrabbits begin NCAA Regional play tomorrow in California with a pretty good idea of what to expect. After all this is the second straight season the Rabbits won the Summit ...  


How is it possible any mining could take place in the Porcupine Mountains?

Michigan RadioMichigan Radio - May 19, 2017
"In Michigan, surface rights, the rights to use the surface land, like in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, and subsurface rights, or mineral rights. In Michigan, you can sever surface rights from subsurface rights." In 1948, three years ...  


Linkin Park, One More Light review: 'Light blips and chipmunk vocal samples'

Evening StandardEvening Standard - May 19, 2017
Sorry for Now is full of light blips and chipmunk vocal samples, an odd fit for a once-fierce band. Invisible plods along with something close to the Tropical House sound. The only rapping comes courtesy of Pusha T and Stormzy on Good Goodbye.  

Bull Frog

The little things count.
BassResource.com (press release) - May 15, 2017

I had only one rod and took off the big worm and threw on a R.I. Skinny Dipper In Bull Frog. I didn't bother to change the hook from an RB 3/0 and made an errant cast that I began to quickly reel the bait In to cast again. I had a swirl on the bait ...  

American Crow

Smart bets: The Life & Times of American Crow

Mountain XpressMountain Xpress - May 16, 2017
For more than 10 years, local writer Sebastian Matthews has been working on The Life & Times of American Crow. The project details the spiritual journey of Linus Grey, aka American Crow, as he travels across the country. Matthews worked with ...  


Critter of the week: Cedar waxwing

Lakenewsonline.comLakenewsonline.com - May 19, 2017
Claim to fame: Besides its prominent crest and well-defined black mask, the cedar waxwing is known in the birding world for its heavy dependence on fruit. This bird's appetite for fruit is so voracious that individuals sometimes become intoxicated from ...  


Matthew Ryan Hustle Up Starlings

American SongwriterAmerican Songwriter - May 11, 2017
His newest release, Hustle Up Starlings, continues in that vein, with some subtle changes. Brian Fallon, who guested on Boxers, is aboard as the producer this time around, and The Gaslight Anthem frontman, a kindred songwriting spirit to Ryan, knows ...  


Female Finches Fine-Tune Males' Gene Expression

ForbesForbes - May 24, 2017
A newly-published study of South American finches reveals some fundamental secrets to accelerated evolution and speedy speciation.  


Local Volunteers Acquire 75 Acres of Public Lands in Minnesota's Waseca County

AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsAmmoLand Shooting Sports News - May 22, 2017
WASECA, Minn. -(Ammoland.com)- Pheasants Forever and partners have acquired 75 acres in southern Minnesota as an addition to the Linde Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Spearheaded by the Waseca County Chapter of Pheasants Forever and ...  


Best bets for weekend family fun: Go to the park, plus 18 more things to do

Sun SentinelSun Sentinel - May 17, 2017
Anhinga Amble, 10:30-11:20 a.m. Saturday at Everglades National Park at Royal Palm. Take a stroll with a Ranger and explore the renowned Anhinga Trail where alligators, wading birds and other wildlife are easily spotted. Meet at the Royal Palm benches ...  


Royal spoonbill spotted in suburban Auckland

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - May 2, 2017
The royal spoonbill is thought to have travelled away from the coast because it was sick or because of bad weather. The royal spoonbill has been seen in an unusual spot in west Auckland. Te Papa bird expert Dr Colin Miskelly said while the bird is not ...  


That's no jackhammer — woodpecker season is upon us

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - Apr 27, 2017
There are several species of woodpecker in Massachusetts, according to bird experts, but the ones mostly likely causing headaches in suburban and urban settings by smashing into gutters are downy woodpeckers, short-beaked birds with black-and-white ...  


News Is Worse Than Thought for Seahorses

NewserNewser - Apr 25, 2017
(Newser) – Seahorses, known not only for their funky shape but also for being monogamous and for the odd trait that it's the males who give birth, might be in more trouble than thought. It's long been known that the small fish are just one of many to ...  

Sea Lions

Should we be afraid of sea lions on Fisherman's Wharf?

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - May 22, 2017
Sea lions bask in the winter sun Monday afternoon, Dec. 14, 2015, at Pier 39 in San Francisco, Calif. A research study published in this week's issue of the journal Science reports an increase in the number of the mammals sickened by domoic acid, a ...  


Should you pee on a jellyfish sting? (video) | EurekAlert! Science ...

EurekAlert (press release)EurekAlert (press release) - May 23, 2017
We all know the evils that come from a run-in with a jellyfish's tentacles. But thankfully, we can resort to peeing on a sting to make the pain go away -- or can we?  


Stuart Sailfish Regatta set to draw more boats, spectators than ever

Palm Beach PostPalm Beach Post - May 17, 2017
This essentially began as a grass-roots effort to pull this all together six years ago,” said Rusty Sedlack, president of the Stuart Sailfish Regatta. “The amount of participation we've gotten from the community has grown a great deal. And we are very ...  


Sandals, UWI partner on parrotfish research

Jamaica ObserverJamaica Observer - May 17, 2017
The Gordon 'Butch' Stewart-owned Sandals Resorts International and The University of the West Indies' (UWI) have entered into a partnership agreement which is expected to produce “convincing data” to support calls for parrotfish management systems in ...  


Halibut fishery kicks off in Bristol Bay

KDLGKDLG - May 22, 2017
Last week the F/V Eagle Two was sitting alone in the Dillingham harbor, getting ready to fish halibut. The harbor has not been dredged yet, and the floats and arms are not installed for ease of use. Halibut fishing normally happens after Togiak herring ...  


Clifton Beach fisherman reels in 152cm Spanish mackerel from Mowbray River

The Cairns PostThe Cairns Post - May 4, 2017
Clifton Beach man Jesse Ibrahim reeled in the 152cm fish in the Mowbray River on Monday. “That is the biggest one I landed,” he said. Clifton Beach fisherman Jesse Ibrahim, 27, reeled in a 152cm spanish mackerel at the Mowbray Rive. “We had live mullet ...  


Indiana has four kinds of toads: Can you tell them apart?
Greensburg Daily News - May 20, 2017

While toads don't give you warts, they do have secretions that can be quite irritating to eyes or mouth if you do take one up in your hands. Indiana has four kinds of toads. They are the eastern spadefoot, which is in fact not a true toad, the eastern ...  


Meet the salamanders of Woodland Dunes

Herald Times ReporterHerald Times Reporter - May 19, 2017
Salamanders are very interesting amphibians that are quiet, unlike their froggy cousins, and mostly spend their lives hidden from view. Like frogs and toads, salamanders are very sensitive to pollutants in their environment, which can be absorbed ...  

Tree Frog

World's oldest frog? Fred the green tree frog turns 40, says owner ...

Herald SunHerald Sun - May 19, 2017
IF life begins at 40, Fred the Green Tree Frog has no plans on croaking it.  

Leaf Frog

13 Gorgeous Pictures Remind Us Why Frogs Need Our Help

National Geographic AustraliaNational Geographic Australia - Apr 30, 2017
LEMUR LEAF FROG Native to Costa Rica and Panama, the lemur leaf frog (pictured at the Atlanta Botanical Garden) has declined in number 80 percent in the past decade due to the fatal chytrid fungus. The IUCN now considers the species critically ...  

Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frogs Might Make Good Medicine : Shots

NPRNPR - Nov 17, 2016
The toxin comes from tiny frogs in Colombia — the ones that pack a punch on the tip of poison darts. In the past, research on toxins like this has led to some ...  

Coral Snake

Dog saved from coral snake bite by increasingly rare antivenin

WNCNWNCN - Apr 29, 2017
FLORENCE, Texas (KXAN) — “Red and yellow kill a fellow. Red and black, friend of Jack.” It didn't take Terri Green more than a split second to identify the deadly coral snake that bit her dog, Pickles, last Thursday. Pickles had buried her face in a ...  


Nearly 200-acre brush fire in Kent, area rife with rattlesnakes, put out ...

Danbury News TimesDanbury News Times - May 19, 2017
A rattlesnake encountered by a Kent volunteer firefighter as they fought a more than 40-acre brush fire burning in remote rolling hills near the Appalachian Trail ...  


Bite from the past: new study on boomslang venom provides insights into the death of renowned herpetologist Karl ...

Discover Magazine (blog)Discover Magazine (blog) - Jan 30, 2017
The animal appeared to be a boomslang (Dispholidus typhus), a kind of rear-fanged African snake, but there was something a bit odd about its scales, so Schmidt and his colleagues discussed the matter as they examined the serpent. It didn't take long ...  


Zoo Atlanta's newest member debuts on Endangered Species Day

WSB AtlantaWSB Atlanta - May 9, 2017
Endangered species include the alligator lizard; black montane pitviper; Burmese black tortoise; crowned lemur; drill; Fiji Island iguana; giant otter; golden lion tamarin; keeled box turtle; Louisiana pine snake; mountain coqui; ringtailed lemur; sun ...  

Sea Snake

Costa Rican Scientist Study What Could be a New Species of Sea ...

The Costa Rica StarThe Costa Rica Star - May 15, 2017
In the calm, clean waters of the Golfo Dulce in the southern coast of Costa Rica near the Osa Península, scientists Alejandro Solórzano and Mahmood Sasa from ...  

Rat Snake

Large snake photographed on Wabash Trace near Shen draws statewide interest

KMAlandKMAland - Apr 18, 2017
"That is a black rat snake or a western rat snake," said Frese. "They can get fairly large -- five or six foot. They are not especially common in our state, but from southwest Iowa to the bottom two tiers of counties and then along the Mississippi ...  

King Cobra

King cobra at Denver Zoo being treated for cancer | FOX31 Denver

FOX31 DenverFOX31 Denver - May 9, 2017
DENVER -- Treating cancer is no easy battle, but it can be especially challenging when the patient is a 12-foot-long venomous snake. But when zookeepers in ...  

Corn Snake

Scrabble the corn snake needs a new owner after being rehomed at Scottish SPCA centre in Lanarkshire

The Scottish SunThe Scottish Sun - May 6, 2017
SCRABBLE the corn snake is desperate for a loving family to call hissssssss own — after 770 DAYS in care. The tiny serpent, who is just two feet long, ended up in a rescue centre after a punter found him perched on a window ledge and called the ...  

Black Mamba

Deadly black mamba snake captured hiding in wardrobe in South Africa

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - May 10, 2017
Nick Evans received a telephone call from an elderly woman who said a four metre black mamba was in her bedroom. Mr Evans fetched his 91-year-old Scottish grandfather who lives nearby and took him along to witness the capture. "He's about the only ...  


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

Small python snake found at gas station

WSAZ-TVWSAZ-TV - May 15, 2017
Small python snake found at gas station. Error loading player: No playable sources found. By Chad Hedrick |. Posted: Mon 6:34 PM, May 15, 2017. LOUISA, Ky. (WSAZ) -- In eastern Kentucky, you'll find all kinds of snakes, such as black snakes, garden ...  

Boa Constrictor

Pet boa constrictor bites Little Egg 4-year-old

Asbury Park PressAsbury Park Press - May 16, 2017
LITTLE EGG HARBOR - A pet boa constrictor got out of its cage and bit a young member of the family that owns it, police said. The boy suffered only a "slight abrasion" near his eye but was brought to a hospital as a precaution, police Lt. Troy Bezak ...  

Gopher Snake

Be Aware, Back Away from Rattlesnakes

Mountain NewsMountain News - May 4, 2017
snakes - gopher snake. The San Diego gopher snake may resemble a rattlesnake, but the head area is oval and smooth, not triangular. Gopher snakes are harmless and beneficial. Do not kill gopher snakes; they are good to have around. snakes - rattlesnake.  

Indigo Snake

Georgia DNR And Nature Conservancy Protect 3000+ Acres In Wheeler County
The Chattanoogan - May 10, 2017

Historically, places like these supported habitat for many diverse plants and animals that have become rare or endangered throughout the southeast, like longleaf pine, red-cockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, gopher frog, indigo snake, and pine snake.  

Garter Snake

House Of Snakes: Dream Home Turns Out To Be A Nightmare

MLive.comCBS Minnesota / WCCO - May 2, 2017
Whitley knows a garter snake den is somewhere under her property which sits close to a marsh. “Water creates a big boyd that's where the foundation of her house is,”Anderson said. It's the perfect location for a reptile attracted to heat and to each other.  

Water Snake

Hydra the Water Snake and a new frozen “Hoth like” planet

Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News - May 8, 2017
Spring weather here in Maine – Ah, mud-season! The weather lately has been challenging for stargazers, but eventually we will see clear skies again. Spring also is the season for Hyrda – The Watersnake who had multiple heads. If one was cut off, two ...  

Blue Whale

Nova Scotia Blue Whale's Carcass Could Hold Valuable Answers, Say Scientists

Huffington Post CanadaHuffington Post Canada - May 15, 2017
On May 2, the juvenile blue whale washed up on shore in East Berlin, not far from Liverpool, N.S. Scientists have been hard at work since Friday collecting samples and skeletal remains to determine the 20-metre-long mammal's cause of death.  

Humpback Whale

Humpback whale stuck in Ventura Harbor swam back to ocean, authorities say

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - May 21, 2017
A humpback whale that became stuck in Ventura Harbor this weekend found its way back to the ocean, authorities said Sunday. Crews with the Ventura Harbor Patrol searched by water and land Sunday morning and found no sign of the 35-foot-long whale, ...  

Killer Whale

The white death: Meet Iceberg, the first-ever 'albino' killer whale to be spotted

Daily MailDaily Mail - Apr 23, 2012
When scientists saw a pure white six-foot fin breaking the surface of the water near Russia's Kammchatka Peninsula, they knew a unique creature was hunting below the waves. The fully grown orca bull they detected is the first ever discovered. He hunts ...  

Beaked Whale

Caught on film for the first time: One of the world's rarest whales

New ScientistWashington Post - Mar 7, 2017
Little is known about the appearance and behavior of True's beaked whales and its cousins, making these species difficult to identify even for beaked whale experts. Without an accurate, data-backed methodology for identifying the whales, it's ...  

Right Whale

Right whale mother, calf spotted off Nantucket

Cape Cod Times (subscription)Cape Cod Times (subscription) - May 3, 2017
This new North Atlantic right whale calf and mother, identified as #1515, were spotted feeding in the Great South Channel, east of Nantucket. [Photo by Tim Cole, NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole Laboratory. Research permit #17355] ...  

Minke Whale

Minke whale stranded on Scottish beach refloated by rescuers

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Apr 22, 2017
A minke whale which was found stranded on a beach in Fife has been refloated by volunteers.  

Sperm Whale

Bowhead Whale

Gambell teenager leads successful whale hunt, brings home 57-foot ...

KTVA.com - Anchorage, AlaskaKTVA.com - Anchorage, Alaska - Apr 22, 2017
Families and community members on St. Lawrence Island will be eating bowhead whale this week after a local hunter caught Gambell's second whale of the ...  

Grey Whale

This Lifeguard's Reaction to a Grey Whale Encounter Is Priceless

TheInertia.comTheInertia.com - Apr 25, 2017
“This Grey Whale either didn't see me sitting in the kelp on my paddle board or was just very curious and came up to check me out,” said Savoie. “Either way it was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life. You should never approach these ...  

Beluga Whale

Canada Classifies Beluga Whale Population As Endangered

EP MagazineEP Magazine - May 3, 2017
The Government of Canada announced May 3 that nine more aquatic species will be protected under the country's Species at Risk Act, with these species listed for the first time under the law. They include five freshwater fishes, two marine mammals ...  

Whale Shark

How can you help save the whale shark? Drink this new local beer.

Access AtlantaAccess Atlanta - May 15, 2017
Red Brick Brewing Co. and Georgia Aquarium created Whale Shark Wheat, an American-style wheat ale that has a “fruity tropical hop character,” according to a news release. A portion of sales will go towards Georgia Aquarium's whale shark conservation ...  

Great White Shark

Great White Shark Could Be Heading To Jersey Shore For Memorial Day

CBS PhillyCBS Philly - May 24, 2017
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A great white shark could be making its way to the Jersey Shore just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Mary Lee The Shark Spends Some Time Down The Shore. Mary Lee, a 3,500-pound great white shark that was tagged by ...  

Tiger Shark

Fisherman catches mysterious shark jawbone in Mississippi River near Grand Rapids, Minn.

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - May 17, 2017
Joe, 59, of Grand Rapids, and Joey, 32, of Bemidji, brought the 9- to 10-inch jawbone to the Grand Rapids Department of Natural Resources office to be identified. A fisheries biologist there said the jawbone is from a sand tiger shark, a salt water ...  

Gray Seal

Seal season spills over into the start of summer

Press of Atlantic CityPress of Atlantic City - May 20, 2017
Back off Sandy Hook, Dean watched the young gray seal pups playfully dart through the surf, chasing fish, instantly acclimated to the cool ocean water. As those waters warm in the coming months, Dean knows those seals could still be among the hundreds ...  

Fur Seal

New Zealand fur seal drops by Makorori

Gisborne HeraldGisborne Herald - Apr 18, 2017
CHILLING OUT: A New Zealand fur seal enjoys the sun and sand as it takes a break on Makorori Beach. Fur seals migrate north in winter and although this one is a little early in the season, it's not unusual to see them on our coast. They mostly inhabit ...  

Harbor Seal

Harbor seal pup season underway

Mount Desert IslanderMount Desert Islander - May 3, 2017
BAR HARBOR — Anyone walking along the shore and finding a baby harbor seal on its own or hanging out with another pup is urged to keep their distance. “Your first thought may be that the seal is in distress because it is out of water and alone. You ...  

Elephant Seal

Pacific Marine Mammal Center still treating poisoned sea lions

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - May 17, 2017
In addition to the three sea lions infected with domoic acid, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center is caring for dehydrated and/or malnourished sea lion pups, harbor seals and elephant seal pups. Humans are not immune from the effects of domoic acid ...  

Polar Bear

Oil company watches over pregnant polar bear under bridge

Washington PostWashington Post - May 19, 2017
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A pregnant polar bear seeking to dig her maternity den chose an unlikely spot: a snow drift along a bridge leading to an artificial production island off the north coast of Alaska. As a threatened species, polar bears are entitled ...  

Brown Bear

Watch brown bear chase mountain biker

NOLA.comNOLA.com - May 15, 2017
Two buddies were riding their mountain bikes down a trail in Slovakia last week when a brown bear chased one of the cyclists. The other captured it all on a GoPro mounted to his helmet. It is unclear if the bear just happened to be running through the ...  

Black Bear

Southern Tier black bear population booming

Ithaca JournalIthaca Journal - May 23, 2017
Bear densities decreased slightly farther north in the study region, supporting the idea black bear ranges have been expanding northward. The results of the research were published in the March issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management. The study ...  

Panda Bear

Adorable 'Panda' Porpoise Could Go Extinct As Soon As 2018

Live ScienceLive Science - May 19, 2017
They weigh up to 120 pounds (55 kilograms) and are distinguishable by the dark, panda-bear-like rings around their eyes. There are only about 30 of them left in the wild, making the species critically endangered. According to the WWF, these shy ...  

Koala Bear

James and the hitchhiking Koala bear

Namoi Valley IndependentNamoi Valley Independent - May 19, 2017
James, a sorghum farmer near Gunnedah, was used to seeing koalas in odd locations near his property, but the discovery of one clinging to the bull bar of his fertiliser truck late last year took the biscuit. Tractors had been going all night, perhaps ...  

Grizzly Bear

The Grizzlies Season Was Not a failure

Grizzly Bear BluesGrizzly Bear Blues - May 16, 2017
Before the season started, GBB ran an over/under preview series for all of the teams in the NBA. The Grizzlies, of course, were the team to keep an eye on in ...  


Golden Arrow Files Technical Report to Support Pre-Feasibility Study for the Chinchillas Project Joint Venture With ...
Marketwired (press release) - May 16, 2017

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2017) - Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:GRG)(FRANKFURT:GAC)(OTCQB:GARWF) ("Golden Arrow" or the "Company") is pleased to report that it has filed on SEDAR a ...  


Erie Otters fans celebrate win, cheer next tournament

YourErieYourErie - May 16, 2017
The free event featured recognition of the team and speeches, including Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott's presentation of the Key to the City to the Otters. Fans said the championship win is a boost to civic pride. "This is a boost… it puts a happiness ...  


Camels Surge Past Laramie for State Soccer Title

KOWBKOWB - May 22, 2017
The Laramie Lady Plainsmen couldn't overcome a late surge by Gillette and lost to the Camels, 4-1, in the 4A Girls State Championship match Saturday. Laramie fell short of their fifth girls' soccer title in school history. On the other side, Gillette ...  


Ringling Brothers had several Racine County encounters

Journal TimesJournal Times - May 22, 2017
The ad also promises “a giant drove of camels and dromedaries (a breed of camel) and a Grand Muster of Nations.” Even in a press releases announcing performances of the circus in Racine in the mid 1920s, the promoters lay it on thick. A July 1925 ...  


Golf: Gazelles Fourth At Brookings
Yankton Daily Press - May 19, 2017

BROOKINGS — The Yankton Gazelles finished fourth in the 12-team Brookings Invitational girls' golf tournament, held Thursday. O'Gorman won the event with a 41-over 329, 15 strokes better than Aberdeen Central. Sioux Falls Roosevelt (351) edged out the ...  


Maine city OKs pet goats, then tells family they have to go

Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News - May 24, 2017
Audrey Tripp and her children, Elijah, 8, and Adele, 7, play with Cecilly, a baby Nigerian dwarf goat at their Auburn home. The Tripp family was given permission from the city to keep two goats as pets. But the city is now saying the family can not ...  


Gujarat to withdraw proposal to declare nilgai, wild pigs as vermin

Daily News & AnalysisThe Hindu - May 16, 2017
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said his government will withdraw a proposal seeking permission from the Centre to allow hunting of nilgai and wild pigs by declaring them as vermin. Instead of hunting these animals, the State government would ...  


In Pics: Adorable Baby Deer Finds A Brand New Home

The QuintThe Quint - Apr 22, 2017
When Sulochana, a resident of Naddi village in Dharamsala, stumbled upon an adorable baby deer in a field in February this year, she decided to take it home. The barking deer, or Indian Muntjac. (Photo: AP). Sulochana with the baby Muntjac. (Photo: AP).  


Burbank resident to study lemurs in Madagascar

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - May 9, 2017
A Burbank resident who has long admired the work of notable primatologists will spend her summer studying bamboo lemurs in Madagascar on the path to becoming a primatologist, or someone who studies primates, herself. As a girl, Emma Thurau would ...  


Titans Out-Ugly Anteaters | D1Baseball.com

D1 Baseball College Baseball News & ScoresD1 Baseball College Baseball News & Scores - Apr 30, 2017
FULLERTON, Calif. — Back in the October I made my way over to Cal Poly Pomona to see the Broncos take on Cal State Fullerton in a fall scrimmage. I got the ...  


Denver Zoo welcomes Umi, rare Malayan tapir

Colorado Springs GazetteColorado Springs Gazette - May 9, 2017
Malayan tapirs are listed as an endangered species. But the birth is the parents' third since they were paired through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan, which "ensures healthy populations and genetic diversity among zoo ...  


Calendar Spotlights: Artisphere, Books, Bites & Bubbly, Greenville Music Festival, and Okapi Conservation Project

Greenville JournalGreenville Journal - May 11, 2017
This weekend at Artisphere, more than 135 visual artists from across the country will exhibit their works along South Main Street at GE's Artist Row, representing an array of mediums ranging from photography and printmaking to ceramics and woodwork.  


The open days in Kent you don't want to miss this summer

Kent LiveKent Live - May 19, 2017
Clouded leopards, snow leopards, tigers, pallas cats, servals, jungle cats and African lions are among the big cats you can expect to see at the Sanctuary. You'll be able to meet workers and find out what keeps the big cats happy and healthy, as well ...  


Mass landfills are saving endangered vultures from extinction | New ...

New ScientistNew Scientist - May 18, 2017
Endangered Egyptian vultures thrive near open garbage sites, which have helped some bounce back – but EU regulations threaten to shut the sites down.  


Penguin that fell in love with cardboard cutout anime girl now has his own drink for sale at zoo

SoraNews24SoraNews24 - May 21, 2017
A few weeks ago we first met Grape-kun, the elderly male penguin that fell hopelessly in love with a cardboard cutout of an anime girl penguin placed inside his pen. Back then it seemed like bad news was coming as Grape-kun had been isolated from the ...  


Pelicans Plan Becoming Clear with Chris Finch Hiring | New ...

Bourbon Street ShotsBourbon Street Shots - May 23, 2017
The New Orleans Pelicans hiring Chris Finch from the Denver Nuggets gives a pretty clear idea of what the offense will look like next year.  


Mystery solved: How flamingos can sleep while standing on one leg

Washington PostWashington Post - May 24, 2017
Humans consider standing on one leg something best done in a yoga class. Flamingos, on the other hand, consider it the most comfortable sleeping position. And they never seem to fall. The reason behind it remains obscure. Some scientists hypothesized ...  

Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragon Found on Streets of Alhambra

NBC 7 San DiegoNBC 7 San Diego - May 14, 2017
Police are looking for the owners of a bearded dragon, a distinctive-looking lizard that was found Saturday underneath a bus bench in Alhambra. The reptile was found about 7 a.m. in the area of Main Street and Garfield Avenue, said Alhambra police Cmdr.  


Better Tech, More Sharks Make Sharkwatching a New Craze

Government TechnologyGovernment Technology - May 15, 2017
First, in recent years, more sharks have been hanging out close to shore in Southern California. The phenomenon isn't totally understood and it's unclear if it'll last, but it's been a constant for three years. Second, everybody has access to an ...  


Super Bowl LII odds: How do Dolphins stack up among contenders?

Palm Beach PostPalm Beach Post - May 15, 2017
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (93), during a break between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots during NFL game Sunday ...  


12 Herbal Remedies To Treat Ringworms

BoldSkyBoldSky - Aug 24, 2016
Ringworm is a very popular infectious skin disease which is mainly caused by "Trichophytonrubrum" fungus. This fungus grows in hot and humid areas and may infect a number of regions of your skin starting from your scalp to your feet. The most common ...  


Unicorns and perfect mothers: Lies, all lies

Today.comToday.com - May 13, 2017
When I found out I was pregnant for the first time fifteen years ago, I stayed awake that night asking myself this question, "Do I know how to be a good mom?" And then three weeks later, I laid on a cold, sterile table as my doctor searched in vain for ...  

Wolf Spider

Would you see it if it was in YOUR yard? Photograph shows venomous predator with flesh-eating poison hiding in plain ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - May 2, 2017
This innocuous photograph of a suburban backyard lawn contains a hidden danger - but could you spot it? Adam Newport, 38, captured the image outside his house in Queensland, saying many people initially refuse to believed him when he told them the ...  

Widow Spider

Brown widow spider nesting ground discovered

KUAM.comKUAM.com - May 23, 2017
They're scary, deadly, and likely here to stay. "They're not really encountered very frequently," said Dr. Ross Miller, "unless you actually put your hand in an area ...  


How To Get Started With Aiding Monarch Butterflies | WisContext

WisContextWisContext - May 18, 2017
The Monarch butterfly is a vital pollinator across much of North America. But the species is facing some of the same environmental pressures afflicting other ...  


Cows running loose on interstate

IllinoisHomePage.netIllinoisHomePage.net - May 20, 2017
DANVILLE, Ill. - More than five dozen cows put responders on the hunt. They escaped an overturned livestock truck after it crashed on I-74. It happened Saturday afternoon near the Martin Luther King Jr. exit. No people were hurt, but at least one cow died.  


Should mourning dove nest be moved for its own protection?

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - May 11, 2017
The problem here is that mourning doves are wonderful parents, but really lousy nest builders. They have been known to put down a couple of twigs and call it done, so it's hard to know when their nests are completed. I understand your concern about the ...  


Inside the Soho expansion of indie market Artists and Fleas

New York PostNew York Post - May 23, 2017
Artists and Fleas has become an IRL and Instagram destination for those who love to discover what's next in indie design, so it's not surprising that their new outpost happens to be in a former sewing factory. Setting up shop on the ground floor of ...  


ECOVIEWS: Dragonflies, damselflies are fascinating creatures

Aiken StandardAiken Standard - May 13, 2017
Odes is the colloquial name given for species in the taxonomic order Odonata, the dragonflies and damselflies. All are carnivorous, specializing on insect prey, so they are beneficial to have around. Peter Stangel asked if he and two other odonate ...  


Grasshoppers Take Kids' Days To New Level

Baseball AmericaBaseball America - May 17, 2017
GREENSBORO, N.C.—Greensboro Grasshoppers (South Atlantic) president and general manager Donald Moore still remembers the first baseball game he attended as a child. It was right here in Greensboro, back when the team was called the Yankees and ...  


Spiders, scorpions and centipedes

The Daily CourierThe Daily Courier - May 5, 2017
But who wants black widow spiders, scorpions or centipedes inside the home? The bites or stings can be painful — or life-threatening in rare cases. Let's start with the arachnids. The most venomous spiders in the Quad-city area are the black widow and ...  


Thanks for letting my grandchildren hold frogs, newts, millipedes ...

The Bolton NewsThe Bolton News - May 5, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS and a big thank you to the Darcy Lever Gravel Pits Action Group for organising a fantastic May Day Frog Parade.  


Leaping lizards! Woman finds big iguana in toilet

KTRK-TVABC News - May 18, 2017
Lt. Felipe Lay of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue believes the lizard came through the home's plumbing and wound up in the toilet "because they're excellent swimmers and they can hold their breath for an extended period of time." According to ABC affiliate ...  


30 Seconds May Have Made All the Difference for Dinosaurs

HistoryHistory - May 16, 2017
According to an upcoming BBC documentary, location, location, location made all the difference for the dinosaurs when it came to a mass extinction event 66 million years ago. But the dinosaurs' loss was our gain, as this cataclysmic global die-off ...  


Stadium chefs hope new food combos will hit home with fans ...

WVTFWVTF - May 19, 2017
If there was a world series for crazy ballpark food, the Kansas City Royals would be winning. Kansas City takes two slots on USA Today's ranking of “10.  

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Woman in Tyrannosaurus rex costume scares horses, Charleston police say

Chron.comChron.com - May 22, 2017
A horse carriage driver is nursing a broken foot after a South Carolina woman startled a horse carriage while wearing a tyrannosaurus rex costume, The Post and Courier reported. Police cited Nicole Wells, 26, for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and ...  

T Rex

The T. rex chomped with the bone-crunching force of three cars

The study, published Wednesday in Scientific Reports, says the T. rex, or “king of the tyrant lizards” dominated anything in its way with its ability to bite down with “nearly 8,000 pounds of force, which is more than two times greater than the bite ...  


Paleontologist Uses Virtual Reality To Learn About The Evolution Of Dinosaurs

Science TimesScience Times - May 2, 2017
The Professor of Biology at the University of South Florida, Ryan Carney, uses the virtual reality to reconstruct the specimens of Archaeopteryx, which believed to be the missing link between dinosaurs and birds. According to Center for Virtualization ...  


Researchers find earliest relative of Brachiosaurus dinosaur
Economic Times - May 3, 2017

... published in the journal PeerJ, researchers suggest the age of Vouivria to be around 160 million years old, making it the earliest known fossil from the titanosauriform family of dinosaurs, which includes better-known dinosaurs such as the ...  


Dinosaurs arrive in Winnipeg for new Manitoba Museum exhibit

CBC.caCBC.ca - May 2, 2017
Crews spent the morning carefully unloading plastic-wrapped life-sized triceratops and Mamenchisaurus, along with parts of other dinosaurs, from trucks outside the Main Street museum in advance of World's Giant Dinosaurs, which opens May 19 and runs to ...  


Fossilised baby dinosaur display comes to the Museum in the Park in Stroud
Gazette Series - May 11, 2017

THE Museum in the Park in Stroud are about to put on display an amazing 180 million old Ichthyosaur which was originally discovered in Lyme Regis,Dorset. The fossilised baby Ichthyosaur has been freshly cleaned and conserved, and will form the ...  


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 ...  


Let sleeping dragons lie
PLoS Blogs (blog) - May 17, 2017

When this dinosaur was first discovered back in 1924, it was alongside a clutch of fossilised eggs thought to belong to the ornithischian Protoceratops. Branded 'egg seizer', which is what the genus name means in Latin, for more than half a century ...  

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