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Cat Breeding

Webinar explores the safety and impact of spaying/neutering cats by five months old
American Veterinary Medical Association - Mar 1, 2018

The recommendations have broad support among veterinary medical and cat breeding associations. Additional resources are available at avma.org/SpayNeuter. For more information, contact Michael San Filippo, AVMA senior media relations specialist, at 847 ...  

Cat Names

Move over, Fido: what Jackson County owners are really naming their dogs

Mail TribuneMail Tribune - Mar 16, 2018
Cat names, on the whole, were mostly tamer than say, the Chihuahua licensed with the longest name: Shark Bait Hoo Ha Ha Caldwell. Only Cosmo and Kippur appeared twice among the list of feline names — all others were unique. Dog licenses were much more ...  

Siamese Cat

Adoptable Pet In Alexandria: Playful Siamese Cat

Patch.comPatch.com - Feb 15, 2018
If you're ready to welcome a new member of the family, start your search at the local animal shelter. The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria provides shelter to pets in need and finds new homes for them. One of these dogs is Tucker, a handsome ...  

Persian Cat

AT&T Likens DoJ Suit to Shaved Persian Cat

VarietyLight Reading - Mar 12, 2018
Not one to mince words, AT&T has submitted a pre-trial brief laying out its arguments against the federal government in the lawsuit that has the Department of Justice seeking to block the telecom operator's proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time ...  

Bengal Cat

Paws to Care provides shelter, support for campus's feline residents

The All StateThe All State - Feb 13, 2018
“I'm pretty sure I saw a Bengal cat once before,” freshman graphic design major Kianna Johnson said. “They're all so cute and seeing them on campus or on my way to class warms my heart.” If a student did want to get more involved with the cats, they ...  

British Shorthair

The real cost of pugs, Frenchies and British bulldogs

CHOICECHOICE - Mar 16, 2018
Some cat breeds, including the Himalayan, Persian and British shorthair, are also brachycephalic. Louey as a puppy resize Sue's dog Louey as a puppy. In dog terms, brachycephalic breeds tend to have wide skulls, squashed muzzles, short coats and stocky ...  

Himalayan Cat

Frank's Faves: Movie house cats
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - Jan 18, 2018

Remember my telling you not quite a year ago about a somewhat rotund Himalayan cat my wife and I had acquired to help alleviate our rodent infestation, but whom I suspected would not be with us long? Guess who's still with us and proving her worth more ...  

Horse Breeding

Filmmaker says support has been strong for horse breeding documentary as she pushes for LB 840 funds for film ...

Scottsbluff Star HeraldScottsbluff Star Herald - Mar 6, 2018
Documentary filmmaker Jody Lamp (left) and Scottsbluff Economic Development Director Starr Lehl listen as the city council considers approving the second readiing to guidelines that would add film production as an acceptable category when awarding LB ...  

Horseback Riding

Horseback-Riding Teen Denied Service in Starbucks Drive-Thru (Maybe Try a Car Next Time?)

Inc.comInc.com - Mar 5, 2018
Horseback-Riding Teen Denied Service in Starbucks Drive-Thru (Maybe Try a Car Next Time?) Arizona teen Aspen Cline found out that what people do in a YouTube video might not actually work when it comes to horses and Starbucks. By Peter Economy. While ...  

Horse Training

History: Modern Horse Training

Canadian CattlemenCanadian Cattlemen - Feb 22, 2018
'This article is based entirely on my own practical experience in the training of horses, no part of it has been derived from any educational system or books, It has been written because I feel people who are horse-minded will benefit by this system of ...  


Poway Rodeo Queens Pageant is Saturday

The San Diego Union-TribuneThe San Diego Union-Tribune - Mar 14, 2018
The pageant winners will be the ambassadors for the 2018 Poway Rodeo held on Sept. 28 and 29. The Queen category has three contestants, Sarah Andrews, Chelsea Estes and Abby Lehto. Andrews, 23, graduated from Ramona High School in 2013 and completed ...  

Freshwater Aquariums

Aquariums can add beauty to your home
Hometown Focus - Mar 2, 2018

Saltwater fish are native to vast ocean environments, which can make it challenging to replicate the same conditions in a tank – more so than with freshwater aquariums. But there are ways to maintain such environments and reap the rewards of such ...  

Saltwater Aquariums

Pets: Tips for maintaining a saltwater aquarium
The Oakland Press - Mar 14, 2018

Saltwater aquariums can be beautiful additions to homes. But such additions require daily care so they can remain healthy environments for marine life. MetroCreative Connection. Posted: 03/14/18, 2:51 PM EDT | Updated: 12 hrs ago. # Comments. The ...  

Butterfly Watching

Assigning Blame for Russia's Election Meddling

The New YorkerThe New Yorker - Feb 19, 2018
(One former official compared counterintelligence work to stamp collecting or butterfly watching. When agents find something new, they gather around and say, “isn't that interesting.”) By the spring of 2016, one U.S. spy agency had issued a report ...  


Ancient Beekeeping Museum

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Mar 12, 2018
The bees are also able to roam and take advantage of all the nearby heather and black alder groves. The tiny village even has its own beekeeping museum. It's full of traditional beekeeping equipment and examples of the hollowed-out trees the bees call ...  

Bird Watching

Birding: Bird watching in Las Vegas | The Daily Courier | Prescott, AZ

The Daily CourierThe Daily Courier - Mar 15, 2018
Eric Moore is pictured Friday, March 9, during a birdwatching field trip in Nevada. (Courtesy photo). By Eric Moore. Originally Published: March 15, 2018 6:01 a.m.. When you think of Las Vegas, bird watching may not be one of the first things that ...  


Arizona falconry takes flight in efforts to promote conservation

Inside Tucson BusinessInside Tucson Business - Feb 25, 2018
Falconry, which includes training hawks, eagles, falcons and even owls, has grown over the years in the U.S. There's an estimated 100 licensed falconers in Arizona and roughly 5,000 nationwide, according to the International Association of Falconry and ...  


Why Ravens and Crows Are Earth's Smartest Birds

National GeographicNational Geographic - Mar 15, 2018
How smart can you be with a brain the size of a nut? And yet the more we study bird intelligence, the more those assumptions are breaking down. Studies have shown, for instance, that crows make tools, ravens solve puzzles, and parrots boast a diverse ...  


'Whoo are the Owls?' and more Longmont-area events for Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Longmont Times-Call - Mar 21, 2018

The Mystery of the Monster Bug's Shadow — How are shadows created? What does light have to do with it? Join an enLIGHTening and hands-on exploration of shadows during a reading and fun activities related to "Monster Bug" by Linda Hayward. Registration ...  


Pretty polly or pests? Dutch in a flap over parakeets

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Mar 12, 2018
Love 'em or hate 'em, thousands of rose-ringed parakeets, close relatives of parrots, have made their home in the Netherlands over the past five decades, and their growing presence has become a source of noisy debate. Like in other European cities such ...  


Coach jailed for stealing 3 macaws

gulfnews.comgulfnews.com - Mar 17, 2018
Dubai: A coach has been sentenced to a year in jail for jumping over a villa's wall and stealing three macaws after he broke the cage with a screwdriver. An Indian employee had gone on vacation to his homeland and when he returned in October, he ...  


moe. Announces Pigeons Playing Ping Pong As Red Rocks Support

Live for Live MusicLive for Live Music - Mar 12, 2018
On Thursday, July 12, moe. will make their triumphant return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO with direct support from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. moe.'s 2018 Red Rocks show is sure to be particularly special for fans and the band alike: After ...  


Sima de las Cotorras sau Prapastia Papagalilor
Revista Magazin - Mar 14, 2018

Pe fundul abisului a prins radacini o padure, la 460 de picioare (140 de metri) in profunzime, unde, in sezonul de varf, se aduna peste 3.000 de pasari cunoscute si sub numele de conures vertes, de numai 30 de centimetri lungime si cantarind circa 250 ...  


Dim Sum From Koi Palace Coming to Ghirardelli Square

Eater SFEater SF - Mar 7, 2018
The team behind Daly City's dim sum powerhouse Koi Palace plans to open a new restaurant in Ghirardelli Square called Palette. That project is in its early stages and will eventually arrive in the former Waxman's space at 900 North Point Street. Waxman ...  

Guinea Pig

DSW Earnings: Watching Retail's Guinea Pig

BloombergBloomberg - Mar 13, 2018
DSW Inc., the big-box shoe seller, is not exactly one of retail's most closely watched companies. At nearly $3 billion in annual sales, it's not quite a behemoth, and it hasn't been on the leading edge of e-commerce. But if you're trying to map the ...  


Dog Deaths, Flushed Hamsters and Booted Peacocks: All the Airline Pet Scandals of 2018

PEOPLE.comPEOPLE.com - Mar 14, 2018
Catalina Robledo boarded a United flight from Houston to New York City with her daughter Sophia Ceballos, her 2-month-old son and her French Bulldog Kokito. After sitting down and storing Kokito in his carrier under the seat in front of her, a flight ...  


Fort Collins museum has oldest living black-footed ferret in captivity

The ColoradoanThe Coloradoan - Mar 8, 2018
Next time you visit the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, be sure to say hi to the oldest living black-footed ferret in captivity. Nine-year-old Two Bit earned the distinction last week, according to the National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center ...  


Release of jewelled geckos 'momentous occasion'

Otago Daily TimesOtago Daily Times - Mar 12, 2018
[But] we think these geckos are fairly adaptable.'' The population where the geckos had come from had made the transition from beech forest, which had been cleared, to tussock. He had assessed the site before the trust put in an application to the ...  


Monkeys reveal new clues toward elusive HIV vaccine and cure

Science MagazineScience Magazine - Mar 9, 2018
But one vaccine has long stood out from the pack. Designed by Louis Picker and colleagues at Oregon Health & Science University's Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute in Beaverton, the vaccine stitches SIV genes into a harmless Trojan horse ...  


Gorillas' offense keys early season success

KOAM-TVJoplin Globe - Mar 16, 2018
If you like seeing a team score a bevy of runs, head over to Al Ortolani Field when the Pittsburg State baseball team is in action. The Gorillas' offensive output this season has been staggering. Pittsburg State ranks in the top-3 of nearly every key ...  


'The New Chimpanzee' Review: Mysteries of the Chimpanzees

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal - Mar 9, 2018
Ours is not really a planet of the apes. Rather, it is a planet overwhelmingly populated by one ape species: us. The other “great apes” include chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans, none of which are abundant. There are many reasons to be ...  


Captive Orangutans Are Curious (But Wild Ones Are Not)

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Mar 5, 2018
To test orangutans, one of van Schaik's team members, Sofia Forss, built fake orangutan nests in the Sumatran canopy. She then filled them with items that the apes would never have seen before—a Swiss flag, plastic fruit, and even an orangutan doll ...  


Kenya: Biting baboons of Nakuru

Khuluma AfrikaKhuluma Afrika - Mar 14, 2018
The nice vicinity, bordering the vast lake Nakuru, one of the leading tourism destinations in the world, hides a deep resentment between the two mammals – humans and baboons. The nice panoramic view hides deeply the raging war between the irate ...  


Centerpiece of zoo's new African Forest rises toward sky

The Florida Times-UnionThe Florida Times-Union - Mar 13, 2018
Towering tree with network of overhead trails will be visible almost immediately to visitors as they enter African Forest exhibit which encompasses four acres of naturalistic habitat for the gorillas, bonobos, mandrills and lemurs that will call it ...  


Bonobos is having an big 2-day clearance sale — here's what you ...

Business InsiderBusiness Insider - Feb 23, 2018
Shop the sale, which includes everything from workwear essentials like dress shirts, ties, and chinos, to more casual pieces like jeans, sweaters, and activewea.  


Koby Levin: Resolutions and nostalgia for column new year
Joplin Globe - Feb 22, 2018

It applauded the City Council for its forward-thinking ban on hazardous wildlife, including siamangs, baboons, bears, bison, cheetahs, crocodilians and constrictor snakes longer than 6 feet. Katie Weiberg, Carthage's new animal control officer, is ...  


Tayto Park welcomes six rare Sulawesi Black Crested Macaque's to zoo

Irish ExaminerIrish Examiner - Mar 14, 2018
Tayto Park has welcomed six new Sulawesi Black Crested Macaques, welcoming three males and three females. The macaques are native of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and are a critically endangered species. In recent decades, 80% of the macaque's ...  

Colobus Monkeys

Monkeys: Top 10 facts about the cheeky primates

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Mar 7, 2018
Monkeys: Top 10 facts about the cheeky primates. LONDON Zoo has just launched an appeal to move their troop of colobus monkeys into a renovated Snowdon Aviary. To donate now or keep up to date with the project visit zsl.org/colobusappeal. By William ...  


Exciting new arrivals at Darling Downs Zoo

Toowoomba ChronicleToowoomba Chronicle - Mar 6, 2018
THE Darling Downs Zoo is doing its bit to sustain the Australian population of a monkey breed for years to come. The zoo said it had been busy seeking unrelated red-handed tamarins to import to Australia for many years to be able to restore the species ...  


Capuchins raise funds for victims of Papua New Guinea earthquake

Catholic News AgencyCatholic News Agency - Mar 11, 2018
Capuchins have served as missionaries in the country since 1955, and several of the missionaries currently in Papua New Guinea belong to the St. Conrad province, based in Denver, Colo. “Sadly, dozens of our people lost their lives, mainly caused by ...  


15 Critically Endangered Slow Lorises Returned Home to the Jungle

Care2.comCare2.com - Feb 24, 2018
Rescuers are celebrating the successful release of 15 critically endangered slow lorises who have been returned to their jungle home in West Java. Sadly, these slow lorises were all victims of the illegal pet trade who were confiscated by law ...  


Two New Species of Googly-Eyed Tarsiers Discovered in Indonesia

SmithsonianSmithsonian - May 8, 2017
Researchers have discovered two new species of tarsiers—a type of tiny, giant-eyed primate—on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. As Bruno Vander Velde reports for Conservation International, these two species of “forest goblins” were named in honor ...  


Lemurs, marmosets, other animals stolen from Florida wildlife sanctuary

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Mar 5, 2018
Wildlife sanctuary officials in Southwest Miami-Dade, Florida are trying to find dozens of animals that were stolen from the property. WSVN reported that seven lemurs, five marmosets, four monkeys, seven birds and 13 tortoises were taken from We Care ...  


A Newly Discovered Difference Between Alligators and Crocodiles

New York TimesNew York Times - Mar 12, 2018
How do you tell an alligator from a crocodile? And no, dad joke enthusiasts, the answer isn't that you see one later and the other after a while. The most obvious way to discern the two reptiles is to stare down their sinister snouts. Alligators have U ...  


Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns

Channel NewsAsiaChannel NewsAsia - Mar 11, 2018
Receding floodwaters in the northern Australian state of Queensland have revealed a new danger - crocodiles. Floodwater covers streets in Queensland Floodwater covers the streets in Queensland, Australia March 9, 2018 in this image obtained from social ...  


Williams Co's PE partners in Caiman Energy II seek to cash out: sources
Reuters - Mar 10, 2018

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. pipeline operator Williams Co's (WMB.N) private equity partners in a midstream venture dubbed Caiman Energy II are looking to sell their minority stakes for as much as $1 billion, according to four people familiar with the ...  


Gharial monitoring begins in Chitwan Park
The Kathmandu Post - Feb 25, 2018

Experts believe breeding centre has contributed in stabilising the gharials population not only inside Nepal, but also in India. According to Khadka, who also heads the breeding centre, over 75 per cent of released gharials in Nepali rivers are washed ...  


Help “Spring Forward” for Amphibians during FrogWatch USA's 20th ...
GlobeNewswire (press release) - Mar 9, 2018

Silver Spring, Maryland, March 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Take advantage of Daylight Saving Time and "Spring Forward" for amphibians by becoming a volunteer for FrogWatch USA, a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA ...  


Mercer Travels to Grand Canyon for the opening round of the CBI ...

Get More Sports (blog)Mid-Major Madness - Mar 14, 2018
The Mercer Bears (18-14, 11-7 SoCon), will continue their basketball campaign in Phoenix, AZ. when they take on Grand Canyon in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Mercer and GCU will tip-off at 10 p.m. EST Wednesday night ...  


YouTube sensation 'Lucas the Spider' challenges fears of arachnids
Tribune-Review - Feb 28, 2018

With his big eyes and child voice, he's so cute he just might be able to cure even the worst case of arachnophobia. His name is Lucas. And he's a spider. He'll have you at "Hi!" Lucas the Spider - Captured. Info. Shopping. Tap to unmute. If playback ...  


OSU women's basketball: Beavers take different journey to this Sweet 16

Corvallis Gazette TimesCorvallis Gazette Times - Mar 20, 2018
Oregon State coach Scott Rueck, right, talks with sophomore Mikayla Pivec in the first half against Western Kentucky on Friday. Rueck has guided the Beavers to three straight Sweet 16s, while Pivec's move to the point guard position was instrumental in ...  


Buffalo diocese reveals list of 42 accused priests; Syracuse diocese ...

NewYorkUpstate.comNewYorkUpstate.com - Mar 20, 2018
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Diocese of Buffalo on Tuesday released a list of 42 priests who faced accusations of sexual abuse, saying it was finally time to publicly acknowledge its past. "Seeing the name in print, acknowledged by the church, can liberate and ...  


Paige signs at Cheetahs

Eyewitness NewsSuperSport - Mar 15, 2018
Springbok scrumhalf Rudy Paige will join the Toyota Cheetahs for the rest of the Pro14 season. Paige, who was controversially left out of the Vodacom Bulls' squad last month, will join the Cheetahs with immediate effect and will stay there until the ...  


Ocelot Partners acquires Ocean Outdoor and eyes further consolidation of the sector

The DrumThe Drum - Mar 1, 2018
Building on Ocean's existing strengths and organic growth Ocelot will target further acquisitions in order to scale Ocean's existing operations. Ocelot co-founder Aryeh B. Bourkoff said: "Ocean Outdoor is a great company that can seize the opportunity ...  


Here's why there are fewer deer in your headlights

Cincinnati.comCincinnati.com - Mar 14, 2018
Wildlife Management Supervisor Brett Beatty said the managing the deer population is all about balancing on a fine line. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources tries to balance enjoyment and recreation -- like deer hunting -- with the needs and ...  


'Active protection' needed to help Angola's threatened elephants
Science Daily - Mar 16, 2018

He and colleagues write, "There may be time to reverse the ongoing decline of elephants in Angola and conserve this important population" if the government commits to "active protection." Schlossberg and Chase of the Botswana-based conservation group ...  


Foxes frustrate Belgian broadcasters

BBC NewsBBC News - Mar 20, 2018
Animals could complicate plans to rebuild broadcast centre in Brussels.  


Colorado Springs Gazette - Mar 12, 2018

TV tonightIn its second season, the drama Mary Kills People continues to...  


Inseparable Oregon Zoo hippos are moving to Texas

KPTV.comKPTV.com - Mar 13, 2018
Two hippos, nicknamed Bubbles and Poppy, will soon move from the Oregon Zoo to Texas. The pair has been at the zoo for almost 24 years, but it's time to goodbye to Rose City hippos Mukenko and Kiboko. Their last day in Portland will be Sunday. The ...  


Insects for dinner? These foodies bring bugs to your table

WSMV NashvilleCBS46 News Atlanta - Mar 12, 2018
(AP/Meredith) -- We're used to avoiding or swatting them, but few of us in the Western world choose to put insects in our mouths. Two Italian women are now introducing diners to the joy of eating bugs at their home, and they claim they are a delicious ...  


Cyclones fall to Kangaroos 5-2

Iowa State DailyIowa State Daily - Mar 16, 2018
The Iowa State Cyclones were defeated by the UMKC Kangaroos 5-2 this afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri. During singles action, Margarita Timakova was the only Cyclone to obtain a win when she defeated Thanushree Vale 6-3, 7-6 in the No. 6 position ...  


Leopards On The Verge Of Extinction In Cambodia | Here & Now

Here And NowHere And Now - Mar 12, 2018
A new study confirms that the breeding population of leopards in Cambodia has declined by 72 percent in the last five years. Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Luke Hunter, chief conservation officer for Panthera (@PantheraCats), which co-authored the ...  


Here's how much the Detroit Lions have in salary cap space

The Detroit NewsThe Detroit News - Mar 12, 2018
The Lions have less cap space to work with than most teams, but still enough to be active plugging some roster holes.  


Lady Lizards lose to Perryville

Russellville CourierRussellville Courier - Mar 19, 2018
DARDANELLE — The Lady Sand Lizards fell 2-1 to the Perryville Lady Mustangs on Thursday at Merritt Park. Perryville scored one run each in the third and sixth innings during the win. Dardanelle got its run in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Sand ...  


Los Angeles Zoo puts new 'mob' of meerkats on exhibit

ABC NewsABC News - Mar 15, 2018
Los Angeles Zoos new meerkats warm themselves in the morning sun in their enclosure known as The Associated Press. Los Angeles Zoo's new meerkats warm themselves in the morning sun in their enclosure known as meerkat manor in on Thursday, March 15 ...  


Free agent WR Jarius Wright to Carolina Panthers | analysis ...

Charlotte ObserverCharlotte Observer - Mar 19, 2018
The Panthers are expected to sign former Vikings receiver Jarius Wright, a source told the Observer. What will it mean for the current roster?  

Prairie Dogs

Activists push Longmont to put new restrictions on extermination of prairie dogs

The Denver PostThe Denver Post - Mar 11, 2018
Prairie dog protection activists want the Longmont City Council to impose new restrictions on private property owners' current ability to exterminate prairie dogs. Prairie Protection Colorado, has sent council and city staff members versions of a ...  


Raccoons, coyotes, opossums to be euthanized under proposed ...

Indianapolis StarIndianapolis Star - Mar 1, 2018
The Indiana DNR proposed a new rule that would require animal control workers to euthanize any raccoons, opossums and coyotes they catch, rather than being allowed to catch and release them.  


Shawnee Forest's Snake Road closes today to protect endangered reptiles, amphibians during migration

Kokomo PerspectiveKokomo Perspective - Mar 15, 2018
Common names of reptiles and amphibians occurring at this site: American toad, bird-voiced tree frog, black racer, black rat snake, broadhead skink, brown snake, bullfrog, green frog, cave salamander, central newt, common kingsnake, common snapping ...  


St Helens v Leeds Rhinos: Joel Moon rises to attacking challenge

Yorkshire Evening PostYorkshire Evening Post - Mar 16, 2018
STAND-OFF Joel Moon is expecting a sharper attacking performance from Leeds Rhinos away to Betfred Super League leaders St Helens tonight. Despite winning three of their opening four games, Rhinos have a for and against of zero, having scored and ...  


CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak possibly linked to guinea pigs, one in Indiana sickened

WRTV IndianapolisWRTV Indianapolis - Mar 13, 2018
Pet rodents, including guinea pigs, are not recommended for families with children younger than 5 years, pregnant women, elderly adults, or people with weakened immune systems because these groups are at greater risk for serious illness. Pet rodents ...  


Male Squirrels Kill Offspring of Rivals in Years When Food Is Plentiful, Study Shows
Newswise (press release) - Mar 15, 2018

Newswise — EDMONTON (Embargo lifts February 1, 2018 at 12 p.m. MST)—In years when food is abundant for squirrels, males kill the young of rival males, according to new research from University of Alberta biologists. “It's called sexually selected ...  


As spring nears end, Tigers start to weigh bench options

MLive.comMLive.com - Mar 17, 2018
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Before Ron Gardenhire picks the players who will start the season on his bench, he'll have to determine how many spots are available. With just nine games left in the Grapefruit League season, it's crunch time for roster decisions ...  


Male loggerhead turtles also go back to their nesting beaches to breed

Science DailyScience Daily - Mar 14, 2018
Previous studies with few genetic nuclear markers ─microsatellite loci, the biparental inheritance─ suggested male turtles did not show philopatric behaviour and mated with females from different areas. "Our study reveals the breeding behaviour of ...  


Life at Sea: Docked at island of birds, tortoises

The Daily EvergreenThe Daily Evergreen - Mar 19, 2018
One of these, Mauritius, is a small island packed with life, with a total landmass of 784 square miles and a population of 1.3 million people. These islands are home to some of the rarest species of birds and the largest tortoises. Just off the coast ...  

Wild Cats

Arizona's '88 greats groan, smile when recalling 'Wild About the Cats' rap video

Arizona Daily StarArizona Daily Star - Mar 14, 2018
... About the Cats' rap video. By Jon Gold Special to the Arizona Daily Star; 1 min ago. Facebook · Twitter · Email. "Wild About the Cats" rap video. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Editor's note: This story appears in the Arizona Daily Star's ...  


Wolves make it a game with Rockets, but no more

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Mar 19, 2018
Sunday night at Target Center against Houston, a game in which both teams were finishing up a back-to-back after arriving in the Twin Cities in the early-morning hours, the Wolves dug themselves a hole in the first half so deep that a rather ...  


Zebras, Lady Zebras each others' biggest fans during deep playoff runs

Cleburne Times-ReviewCleburne Times-Review - Mar 14, 2018
And the Lady Zebras returned the favor when the Zebras followed suit by competing in the regional finals at Waco Midway the following week, then when the Zebras advanced to state in San Antonio. “The support not only in this community but between the ...  


Video shows baby armadillo born at Newquay Zoo in first for UK this year

The IndependentThe Independent - Mar 20, 2018
Newquay Zoo has welcomed the first baby armadillo of the year to be born in Britain. Keepers at the zoo have been hand-rearing the six-banded armadillo in order to give him the best possible chance of survival. “We've been up through the night to ...  

American Bison

Discovering the Future: Native American Bison Experience
KFBB NewsChannel 5 - Mar 12, 2018

Few animals represent the power and symbolic presence more than the North American bison. Students at Paris Gibson had the opportunity of a lifetime to go the Fort Belnap reservation and harvested a bison what they call the Native American Bison ...  


Lake's only pair of manatees survive winter as manatees die at record pace

Orlando SentinelOrlando Sentinel - Mar 14, 2018
As Florida manatees are dying at a record pace from the cold winter and algae blooms, an unlikely sea cow duo has surprised researchers for their persistence in braving frigid temperatures to survive. A manatee dubbed Leesburg — after the Lake County ...  


Six Jackrabbit Wrestlers Move to Day 2 at NCAAs

WNAXKSFY - Mar 16, 2018
CLEVELAND - Led by quarterfinalists Seth Gross and Luke Zilverberg, six South Dakota State University wrestlers advanced to the second day of competition at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.  


Voting is Open on Ross Park Porcupine Baby's Name

wnbf.comwnbf.com - Mar 12, 2018
Binghamton's Ross Park Zoo now knows their new baby prehensile tailed porcupine is a boy. The little “porcupette” now needs a name. The zoo will be taking votes for a name through Thursday, March 15 with the winning name announced on Friday, March 16 ...  


Art Lander's Outdoors: Mischievous Eastern Chipmunk found statewide in range of habitats

User-generated content (press release)User-generated content (press release) - Mar 2, 2018
They are at home in a wide range of habitats across Kentucky, from urban parks and suburban yards to rural woodlands. The mischievous chipmunk is seemingly always going somewhere in a hurry, digging burrows, or busy gathering food. At home in a wide ...  

Bull Frog

Go Guide: Fun things to do

OcalaOcala - Feb 22, 2018
“Bully Wink Bull Frog” Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Second Life Thrift Shop, 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon. Call 322-0873. The Rev. Eddie Fulford brings characters to life. EXHIBITS. Appleton Museum of Art: 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd ...  

American Crow

Connecticut Parrot Society's Feather Fest returns to Middletown March 24

New Haven RegisterNew Haven Register - Mar 13, 2018
Join us as we compare and contrast the fascinating qualities of avian intelligence among four different species of birds: an American Crow, a Peregrine Falcon, an Owl, and a Blue and Gold Macaw. 1:30 p.m. - Susan Chamberlin, columnist for Fancy ...  


The elusive cedar waxwing can't pass up a good meal

The Manchester JournalThe Manchester Journal - Mar 1, 2018
Edward Forbush wrote that cedar waxwings "loiter about with nothing on their minds and nothing to do but eat and grow fat." PHOTO PROVIDED BY TINA WEIKERT. PHOTO PROVIDED BY TINA WEIKERTEdward Forbush wrote that cedar waxwings "loiter about with ...  


This spectacular murmuration of starlings above a historic pier is an ...

Daily Post North WalesDaily Post North Wales - Mar 17, 2018
The birds put on a stunning display for passers-by earlier this week.  


Customs: Bird Smuggler Caught At JFK With Bag Full Of Finches ...

CBS New YorkCBS New York - Mar 12, 2018
Customs officials found 20 finches hidden in a Guyanese traveler trying to enter the United States.  


Pheasants Forever looking for partnership with SWI farmers

The Daily NonpareilThe Daily Nonpareil - Mar 14, 2018
The initiative — Southwest Iowa Communities for Pheasants and Farming — focuses on the development of wildlife habitat and public hunting on private lands to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities and attract visitors to rural communities while ...  


Crews work to extinguish brush fires across SWFL

Wink NewsWink News - Mar 10, 2018
Crews worked to extinguish the 10,500-acre Faka-Union brush fire in the Picayune Strand State Forest, according to the Florida Forest Service. The Faka-Union fire was 75 percent contained as of 12 p.m. Saturday, fire officials said. The Anhinga ...  


Spoonbill season opens March 15

Daily Journal OnlineDaily Journal Online - Mar 3, 2018
Snagging season for paddlefish opens in the state on March 15. The fish are powerful but strange looking, appearing to have a boat paddle for a nose. Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation. Spoonbill paddlefish. MDC is in its ...  


Critter of the week: Pileated woodpecker

Columbia Daily TribuneColumbia Daily Tribune - Mar 19, 2018
Claim to fame: The pileated woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in Missouri (about the size of a crow) and one of the largest in North America. Species status: In Missouri, pileated woodpeckers are most commonly seen across the southern two-thirds of ...  


Billy Kenny drops eccentric 'Seahorses' EP : Dancing Astronaut
Dancing Astronaut - Mar 3, 2018

Billy Kenny's set at the inaugural edition of Dirtybird Campout East exemplified the colloquialism “the early bird gets the worm,” as campers at the St. Cloud, Florida event earned an exclusive preview of Kenny's latest EP, Seahorses. The Dirtybird ...  

Sea Lions

Sea lions have made a magnificent comeback, and they want their beaches back

Washington PostWashington Post - Feb 16, 2018
Just a few decades ago, the California sea lion seemed on the verge of becoming an endangered species. It was 1964, and hunting and fishing had caused the breeding population off the West Coast to shrink to just 35,000. How times have changed. After ...  


Sónar Reykjavík Friday: Beats, Sexuality, Reggaetón, Jellyfish, Immense Bass

Reykjavík GrapevineReykjavík Grapevine - Mar 17, 2018
The visuals of jellyfish and other sea creatures fit the music perfectly with their mellow, dreamy quality. This is what mermaids would listen to. Next, there was Lafawndah, and she put on an amazing show. I didn't know her before, so this was a ...  


YOUTH SWIMMING: Sailfish shine at New Englands

Wicked LocalWicked Local - Mar 14, 2018
Last weekend, five Sailfish Swim Team swimmers competed at the New England Swimming 2018 11-14 Age Group Championships at Boston University. Paige Bleckley, Charlotte (Charlie) Hoover and Megan Nelson of Scituate; with Holiday Host of Cohasset and ...  


Observer restates commitment to Save the Parrotfish, Save Our Islands campaign

Jamaica ObserverJamaica Observer - Mar 4, 2018
The Jamaica Observer yesterday restated its commitment to the Save the Parrotfish, Save Our Islands campaign, which is working to increase awareness of the decreasing parrotfish population and its many implications on the marine environment, food ...  


Halibut quotas for 2018 come in slightly lower than expected | KBBI
KBBI - Mar 19, 2018

The total allowable catch for the 2018 Pacific halibut season in the Gulf of Alaska and Southeast will be set slightly lower than what U.S. commissioners.  


BPOM Finds Roundworms in Canned Mackerel Farmer Jack

Tempo.coTempo.co - Mar 20, 2018
According to BPOM, the parasites they found to be inside the canned mackerel were nematodes or roundworms that can potentially breed inside human organs. “We have banned the distribution of this brand. The distributor must immediately recall the ...  


Wild quolls take bait of cane-toad sausages, offering hope for species

The GuardianThe Guardian - Mar 19, 2018
Researchers are hoping to use cane toad sausages to create a food aversion in northern quolls to save them from extinction. Photograph: University of Technology Sydney. Cane toads, which were introduced into Queensland in the 1930s to control crop ...  


Good Natured: The amazing regenerative ability of salamanders is on display

Kane County ChronicleKane County Chronicle - Mar 15, 2018
Oh, and one of the Hickory Knolls salamanders is growing a new tail. This little one's story actually begins about 10 years ago, during the summer of 2008 – also known as The Year I Learned about the Hazards of Storm Drains. My friend, Jen, alerted me ...  

Tree Frog

Another sign of spring: Fun facts about the Pacific tree frog ...
The Daily Herald - Mar 17, 2018

This time of year, chorus frogs can be heard singing for a mate in evenings and mornings.  

Leaf Frog

Very Cool New Exhibit Opens in Burlington

inhalton.cominhalton.com - Feb 9, 2018
Hop over to west Burlington and you'll find an American bullfrog, Asian tree toad, and Mexican leaf frog. Those are three of the frogs being featured at a cool new exhibit. The winter exhibit, Frogs! is running at the Royal Botanical Gardens' RBG ...  

Dart Frog

Keepers breed species of blue dart frog at Paignton Zoo | Metro News

MetroMetro - Feb 14, 2018
Keepers at a zoo are celebrating after breeding a species of blue frog. The blue poison dart frog, or Dendrobates tinctorius azureus, is usually found in the forests of southern...  

Coral Snake

High school student bitten by coral snake

WFTV OrlandoWFTV Orlando - Mar 2, 2018
ORANGE CITY, Fla. - A 19-year-old University High School student is recovering after a coral snake bit him when he picked it up on the school's campus. School officials say the student picked up the snake and brought it to the courtyard where the ...  


How to stay safe as rattlesnakes start emerging from their winter dens

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Mar 14, 2018
When gardening, inspect the area first before mowing or working in areas where rattlesnakes could be concealed. If you encounter a rattlesnake, head in the other direction or give it a wide berth as you walk around it. Most times, the snake will move ...  


Central Vermont Hip-Hop Duo, Boomslang, Layers In High Lyrical Content And Leaves Out Profanity

Vermont Public RadioVermont Public Radio - Oct 19, 2017
For Montpelier-based hip-hop duo Boomslang, the tracks on their albums borrow samples and beats from all over the musical landscape. The two layer the samples and sounds with high lyrical content intended to make you think and move you to get up and ...  


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

Sci-News.comSci-News.com - Jul 19, 2016
“The newly discovered Talamancan palm-pitviper is a striking green-and-black snake living in some of the most remote regions of Costa Rica,” Prof. Parkinson said. The coloring is a characteristic the Talamancan palm-pitviper shares with its close ...  

Sea Snake

There are dozens of sea snake species in the Indian and Pacific oceans, but none in the Caribbean. Why?

University of FloridaUniversity of Florida - Mar 13, 2018
But many people were surprised when a venomous yellow-bellied sea snake recently was found alive on California's Newport Beach. Sea snakes are less well-known than other marine reptiles, particularly sea turtles, even though they number more than 60 ...  

Rat Snake

Two-headed snake on exhibit at Texas zoo

UPI.comUPI.com - Mar 7, 2018
March 7 (UPI) -- A rat snake with two functional heads has gone on display at the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas. The zoo made the announcement on Facebook Tuesday alongside a photo of the two-headed snake and details about the rare reptile including ...  

King Cobra

King cobra caught in Songkhla home | Bangkok Post: news

Bangkok PostBangkok Post - Mar 18, 2018
Latest news, politics, business and sport from Thailand and Asean, plus features, opinion and multimedia from across Southeast Asia.  

Corn Snake

These Allentown students are learning how to garden in urban spaces

Allentown Morning CallAllentown Morning Call - Mar 9, 2018
Chylack occasionally totes in animals, like a chicken or corn snake, for the students to pet. She showed students how to root sweet potatoes in glasses of water. She taught them how to build space-saving vertical garden towers, which now are filled ...  

Black Mamba

'I am going to be honest with you, I have drugs down my trousers,' admits Black Mamba dealer

Birmingham LiveBirmingham Live - Mar 16, 2018
Tony Stanford, prosecuting, said: “The offence took place shortly before 10am on February 21 when plain-clothed officers in an unmarked car spotted two men acting suspiciously. “They stopped and searched both men found the defendant to be in possession ...  


Natural Wakulla Feb. 22, 2018: Scarlet kingsnake is often misidentified
Thewakullanews - Feb 21, 2018

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Python Snake

Burmese Python Snake Devours Entire Deer In Florida

NewsweekNewsweek - Mar 2, 2018
A Burmese python has been documented eating a deer that weighed more than the snake does at Florida's Collier-Seminole State Park, a research organization revealed. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida took pictures of the 31.5-pound snake ...  

Boa Constrictor

Boa constrictor found near nature strip at Whittington, Crime ...

Geelong AdvertiserGeelong Advertiser - Mar 9, 2018
CRIME STOPPERS is seeking information about a 2.5 metre boa constrictor found in Whittington on Saturday, February 24. The snake was found near a nature strip on Coppards Road, opposite Splashdown Leisure Centre. Boa constrictors are illegal under ...  

Gopher Snake

Don't Look Back: Orpheus and Eurydice

Easy ReaderEasy Reader - Mar 14, 2018
But not just a garden snake or a gopher snake, but a poisonous adder. Then in a jiffy she's laid out on her bier, friends and family mourning her. A snake bite won't do in a modern retelling, so Eurydice (sung here by Lisette Oropesa) either gets run ...  

Indigo Snake

Orianne Society champions reptiles, amphibians as critical to habitat health

Charleston Post CourierCharleston Post Courier - Feb 14, 2018
Noting that reptiles and amphibians are bellwethers of habitat health, Orianne uses science, applied conservation and education to conserve critical ecosystems for imperiled reptiles and amphibians, such as the Eastern indigo snake and gopher tortoise ...  

Garter Snake

'Save All Snakes': some snake species in Ontario on verge of extinction, conservationist says

CBC.caCBC.ca - Mar 10, 2018
"My mom and my grandmother were actually really petrified of snakes and would even walk a mile to get away from even a small garter snake," Ellerbeck explained to CBC's outdoor columnist, Gord Ellis. "But I just love them ... and I use to just go and ...  

Water Snake

Bob Dyer: State symbols say it all

Akron Beacon JournalAkron Beacon Journal - Mar 10, 2018
Did that enable the black racer to get more endorsement offers than the water snake, the rat snake and the Eastern hognose? Count on it. According to the website State Symbols USA, black racers “are very fast and typically flee from danger, but if ...  

Blue Whale

Is Censorship Coming Back to Tunisia? Court Order Bans 'Blue ...

Global Voices OnlineGlobal Voices Online - Mar 14, 2018
The investigation of mysterious groups on VKontakte full of images of whales and butterflies that Novaya Gazeta claims drive teenagers to take their own lives has met with public criticism. Image from VKontakte. A Tunisian court has ordered authorities ...  

Humpback Whale

Storm uncovers humpback whale skeleton on NJ beach

Asbury Park PressAsbury Park Press - Mar 9, 2018
The March nor'easters uncovered the 20-foot skeletal remains of a humpback whale on a South Jersey beach. Eric Matuzsan, who lives in the island community, spotted the whale while driving on the beach Thursday and recognized the remains.  

Killer Whale

Killer whale research gets $12M infusion from Canadian ...

CBC.caCBC.ca - Mar 15, 2018
The funding includes $9.1 million for developing and testing technology to better detect the endangered orcas and prevent collisions with vessels.  

Beaked Whale

Exclusive: Rare, Mysterious Whales Filmed Professionally for the First Time

National GeographicNational Geographic - Mar 9, 2018
On February 27, photographer and videographer Patrick Dykstra captured what may be the first drone or aerial footage of Gervais' beaked whales. He was filming about three miles off the west coast of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea. Dykstra and his ...  

Right Whale

No Sign of Newborn North Atlantic Whales This Breeding Season

The Weather ChannelNew York Times - Mar 1, 2018
The North Atlantic right whale is already one of the most endangered creatures on earth, and all indications are its situation is rapidly getting worse. At last count, the entire population was estimated to include just 458 animals, and at least 17 of ...  

Minke Whale

First POV Video From a Minke Whale's Back

National GeographicNational Geographic - Feb 16, 2018
Explore the Antarctic From the Back of a Minke Whale. By Craig Welch. PUBLISHED February 16, 2018. The minke whale eats quickly, scooping up, straining, and eating shrimp-like krill in less time than it would take a humpback to get its mouth open. And ...  

Sperm Whale

Bowhead Whale

Bowhead whale hunt coming to waters near Iqaluit this summer

CBC.caCBC.ca - Mar 6, 2018
It's been seven years since the last bowhead whale was hunted and killed near Iqaluit, but a new hunt is planned for this summer. The Amarok Hunters and Trappers Association is encouraging hunters, volunteers and youth to sign up for the hunt. "In ...  

Grey Whale

San Diego Grey Whale Watching
Travel Daily News International - Feb 27, 2018

When visiting San Diego, Ca, you will find the most impressive free things to do in San Diego, CA enjoy the annual grey whale migration. Known as one of mother nature's best spectacles, the whale migration will take your breath away. Where do these ...  

Beluga Whale

'Very curious' rescued beluga acclimating to new home at SeaWorld ...

mySanAntonio.commySanAntonio.com - Mar 13, 2018
Five-month-old Tyonek, the calf rescued off the Alaskan coast, gulps down formula that mimics breast milk from belugas. SeaWorld staff members feed the new resident every four hours. Photo: SeaWorld Photos. Image 2 of 39. The National Oceanic and ...  

Whale Shark

Clarke Gayford describes being pinned to boat by whale shark

NewshubNewshub - Mar 13, 2018
The crew encountered a second whale shark, which was a little more assertive when Gayford got into the water again. "I went over the side of the boat and it came straight up underneath me. I didn't have a chance to get out of the way," he recounted ...  

Great White Shark

Massive 20ft Great White shark dwarfs cage divers in terrifying underwater photos taken off the coast of Mexico

The SunThe Sun - Mar 15, 2018
Massive 20ft Great White shark dwarfs cage divers in terrifying underwater photos taken off the coast of Mexico. The giant shark, pictured off the coast of Mexico, weighs more than two tonnes and can be seen circling the shark cages time and time again ...  

Tiger Shark

Why sharks like it hot

BBC NewsBBC News - Mar 13, 2018
Scientists have calculated the water temperature at which tiger sharks are most active and abundant. They say the sharks, which are second only to great whites in attacking people, prefer a balmy 22C. Shark populations may shift range as the oceans ...  

Gray Seal

Young gray seal battered by storm recovering at center

New Jersey HeraldNew Jersey Herald - Mar 7, 2018
Rescuers say a young, underweight gray seal is recovering after police found him along the coast in New Hampshire following a storm.  

Fur Seal

Die-off of fur seal pups attributed to mites, pneumonia and changing sea temperatures

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Mar 13, 2018
Morris Animal Funded-researchers have found South American fur seal pups like these are dying off due to factors such as mites, pneumonia and warmer sea surface temperature. Credit: Dr. Mauricio Seguel, University of Georgia. Morris Animal Foundation ...  

Harbor Seal

“I couldn't believe it:” Harbor seal at Milwaukee County Zoo is melting hearts, making friends

fox6now.comfox6now.com - Mar 9, 2018
MILWAUKEE -- One of the animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo is quickly becoming a crowd favorite. Cossette, a harbor seal, is melting hearts and making friends. Curiosity draws many to the zoo to stare in wonder at some of the world's unusual creatures ...  

Elephant Seal

Elephant seal chases penguins and crushes a weaned pup | Daily ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Mar 7, 2018
This baby seal appears to have crossed the wrong mammal, as the pup gets crushed by its giant relative as they lay on the beach in an unknown location off the eastern Pacific Ocean.  

Polar Bear

New female polar bear at Lincoln Park Zoo has its mate 'obsessed ...

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Mar 20, 2018
We check in with the new Ursus maritimus at Lincoln Park Zoo, the potential replacement in a breeding pair for Kobe, the 16-year-old female newcomer to the zoo who died unexpectedly last fall. The new bear is Talini. She is 13. She comes from Detroit ...  

Brown Bear

DMS Spring Play "Welcome to Camp Brown Bear" Performance Dates Announced
Voice Of Alexandria (press release) - Mar 10, 2018

Start your summer early at Camp Brown Bear! Discovery Middle School's show will warm you up and melt your hearts. The 8th Grade Playwrights club started writing the play in November and decided to tackle the theme that seems to be ubiquitous in a ...  

Black Bear

Black bear spotted in Gwinnett; hibernation may have ended early

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Mar 13, 2018
Bears may be awakening from hibernation early due to a period of warm weather that metro Atlanta experienced in February, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. That means mother bears and their cubs may be looking for food.  

Panda Bear

Race Against Extinction Polar Bear Accepts Panda Bear Dare

PR Newswire (press release)PR Newswire (press release) - Feb 23, 2018
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a dare laid down by the World Wildlife Fund Panda Bear, the Race Against Extinction Polar Bear will be running in the 2018 Washington D.C. Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon on March 10th to ...  

Koala Bear

How Much Can A Koala Bear Dinner at Cam's Cafe

BroadsheetBroadsheet - Mar 8, 2018
Following the success of Ela at Gertrude Street Enoteca, Ella Mittas and Mon Ditbunjong will team up with Cam's Cafe to host a dinner party inspired by the Aussie barbecue. The dinner is anchored in writer and chef Mittas's experience as a Greek person ...  

Grizzly Bear

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets Game Preview

Grizzly Bear BluesGrizzly Bear Blues - Mar 17, 2018
At this point, tanking should be put aside for a Grizzlies win. No group of players deserves 20 straight losses. By Jack Noonan@jnoonan1307 Mar 17, 2018, 7:56am CDT. Share Tweet Share. Share Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets Game Preview. tweet ...  


Dogs, chinchillas rescued from Washington Township house fire

Daily RecordDaily Record - Feb 24, 2018
Two dogs and two chinchillas were rescued Thursday from a Washington Township house fire and rushed via ambulance to an animal hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. The home owner was not present at the time of the fire, in which a cat and a ...  


Baby otters make debut at the Pittsburgh Zoo

PennLive.comTribune-Review - Mar 15, 2018
Baby otters make debut at the Pittsburgh Zoo. Mary Ann Thomas | Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:10 a.m.. A baby river otter is examined by employees at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium on Thursday. Mary Ann Thomas | Tribune-Review. A baby river otter is ...  


Camels in Casper
Gillette News Record - Mar 18, 2018

The Campbell County High School girls soccer team came close to starting off the season with three wins. At the Casper Jamboree, CCHS routed Buffalo 5-0 and tied Jackson 0-0 Friday, then went on to beat Casper Natrona 1-0 Saturday. In the game with ...  


Is MERS-CoV a threat for Africa?

Medical XpressMedical Xpress - Mar 16, 2018
The MERS-CoV strains circulating in African dromedaries are different from those isolated in the Arabian Peninsula, the only world region in which indigenous cases of MERS disease have been declared (except those cases declared after travel and ...  


Petroleuses aiming for podium place in Gazelles rally

Delano.luDelano.lu - Mar 15, 2018
A Luxembourg banker is hoping for a podium finish at the world's biggest all-female rally when she and her teammate set off on Saturday from Nice. The Rallye Aicha des Gazelles is a gruelling, nine-day race across the Moroccan desert using only a map ...  


Bacteria that can kill wild sheep and goats has never turned up in Alaska — until now

KTOOKTOO - Mar 19, 2018
State biologists live-captured 39 mountain goats in Southeast and on the Kenai; two from the Kenai tested positive for Movi and showed no signs of illness, state officials say. The pathogen — Mycoplasma ovipneumonia — can pass from domestic livestock ...  


NASS: More and More Pigs in U.S. and Canada | Pork Business

Pork MagazinePork Magazine - Mar 13, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports U.S. and Canadian hog inventories were up by 2% for all hogs and pigs in December 2017, at a total of 87.6 million head.  


5 best moments from The Magicians Season 3 musical

Hidden RemoteHidden Remote - Mar 10, 2018
The turn from lovable Tick to nefarious is a remarkable bit of fun, especially as he tells the Muntjac to sail off a cliff. Watch your favorite shows on fuboTV: Watch over 67 live sports and entertainment channels with a 7-day FREE trial! 4. The ...  


Lemurs & Madagascar with Dr. Eric Miller

Gulfshore LifeGulfshore Life - Mar 11, 2018
With its collection of unique creatures and flora, Madagascar has been nicknamed the "eighth continent." The Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group has reintroduced lemurs to the wild, cares for animals rescued from illegal wildlife trade, trains farmers how ...  


UC Irvine basketball keeps disappointing end to long season in perspective

OCRegisterOCRegister - Mar 16, 2018
The Anteaters finished a game away from winning the regular-season title, and a game away from winning the conference tournament, which is impressive considering the team was 5-12 at one point this season. UCI finished a long season with an 18-17 ...  


How five became one: the odd history of horses' hooves

The GuardianThe Guardian - Mar 7, 2018
This group includes horses, tapirs, rhinos and a wealth of extinct animals such as the clawed, long-forelimbed chalicotheres and the rhino-like brontotheres. They contrast with even-toed ungulates, or cetartiodactyls. This group include hippos, deer ...  


Okapi Resources: Positive Technical DD Results-Katanga Copper Cobalt Project

Junior Mining NetworkJunior Mining Network - Mar 12, 2018
Mt. Hawthorn, WA / March 13, 2018 / JMN Wire / Okapi Resources Limited (ASX: OKR) (“Okapi” & “Company”) is pleased to announce the initial results from the recently commenced field studies on the “Tenke”, “Ntondo” and “Luisha” Projects in the ...  


Natuurhulpcentrum vangt voor het eerst caracal en servals op

Het Belang van LimburgHet Belang van Limburg - Mar 6, 2018
Natuurhulpcentrum vangt voor het eerst caracal en servals op. 06/03/2018 om 18:51 door mm. Natuurhulpcentrum vangt voor het eerst caracal en servals op. Foto: Natuurhulpcentrum. Delen. Tweet. Google+. Mail. 98 Shares. Opglabbeek -. Op vraag van de ...  


Turkey Vultures: Photos Reveal an Icon of the American West

Live ScienceLive Science - Mar 16, 2018
The American West has long been as much of an idea and a dream as an actual place. This land west of the 100th meridian is characterized with a climate best described as semi-arid and an average elevation above 2.000 feet. Vast regions of the land are ...  


Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin on Cambridge Analytica: the real crime was getting caught

The GuardianThe Guardian - Mar 20, 2018
Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin on Cambridge Analytica: the real crime was getting caught. First Dog on the Moon. CA cunningly used Facebook data to determine how people might vote. Facebook were all like 'stop that' and then wandered off. Sign ...  


New Orleans Pelicans' late rally comes up short in 98-93 loss to San Antonio

The AdvocateThe Advocate - Mar 16, 2018
SAN ANTONIO — New Orleans nearly pulled off another improbable win in San Antonio and this one would have been sweeter than the last considering the circumstances. The Pelicans erased a 15-point deficit but could not overcome Anthony Davis fouling out ...  


Seven places to see wild flamingos in Italy

The Local ItalyThe Local Italy - Mar 16, 2018
If you're looking for flamingos in Italy, Sardinia is a safe bet. The birds have been visiting the island for centuries, so regularly that Sardinians have their own name for them: "sa gente arrubia", the pink folk. Thousands of flamingos flock to ...  

Bearded Dragon

Some tips if you want a bearded dragon

NewsdayNewsday - Mar 7, 2018
They're big, they're orange, and they're definitely bearded . . . they're bearded dragons. For anyone who doesn't know, a bearded dragon is a type of lizard that can grow up to 2 feet long. Before you obtain your very own pet, you will need some basic ...  


Despite mounting injuries and difficult road trip, Sharks now can set their sights on first place

The AthleticThe Athletic - Mar 18, 2018
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Sharks still have some work to do to officially clinch their place in the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Nashville Predators are the only team that has been able to do that so far. But after a 3-0 road trip through ...  


Top 10 Miami Dolphins who must outperform their rookie deals

Palm Beach Post (blog)Palm Beach Post (blog) - Mar 16, 2018
The Dolphins received excellent production at a low cost. With that said, who are 10 Dolphins who must outperform their reasonable rookie deals in 2018 for the Dolphins to be successful? It's hard to say who Miami might still add in free agency and who ...  


Peck: Anglers should join tourists at the Dells

GazettextraGazettextra - Mar 4, 2018
He said some anglers are also having good results dragging ringworms. In all cases, the quarter-ounce jig is a major key in a successful presentation. Walleyes in old rivers like the Wisconsin and Mississippi have more deep water holes than we do here ...  


Billion-Dollar Unicorns: Will Apttus Take The Plunge?
Seeking Alpha - Mar 12, 2018

But with the latest financing round from Golub Capital, would Apttus still take the plunge? Apttus also needs to decide what is the narrative beyond CPQ that the company will build its bigger strategy around. According to Gartner, the market for ...  

Wolf Spider

Dying gecko seen hanging lifelessly from the sharp fangs of a monstrous WOLF SPIDER

Daily MailThe Sun - Mar 2, 2018
Initially Dan Ryan thought the spider and gecko were a stick and a leaf. But on closer inspection the father-of-three was stunned to find the 'enormous' wolf spider dangling the lizard, sinking its fangs into its neck and injecting it with venom ...  

Widow Spider

False widow spiders are moving indoors due to the cold and this is how you can spider-proof your home

Gloucestershire LiveGloucestershire Live - Mar 14, 2018
It's a sight that can make your skin crawl - the bulbous abdomen and eight skittish legs of the False Widow spider. And reports of False Widows in the county are rising. And they bite. Connor Preedy, from Tewkesbury, took this photograph of what he ...  


Butterflies at Kidspace, Tulips in Bloom at Descanso Gardens: Spring is in Session at Pasadena Area Institutions

Pasadena NowPasadena Now - Mar 17, 2018
A daily Butterfly Exploration at 11:45 a.m. welcomes kids to learn about the life of a butterfly, before they and their families join in releasing their butterflies. Families returning with adult butterflies during Butterfly Season will receive $3 off ...  


Cows, calves and cranes: Celebrating March

Staunton News LeaderStaunton News Leader - Mar 20, 2018
Red-wing blackbirds arrived in Swoope at the end of February and that, for me, signals the beginning of the great avian migration. Each day I look for a new arrival. A fox sparrow one day, hooded mergansers and buffleheads another, an osprey. Killdeers ...  


Bond Market Dilemma: Who Is Right, Inflation Hawks Or Inflation ...

Seeking AlphaSeeking Alpha - Mar 14, 2018
The January numbers on the inflation rate disappointed many, especially those investors in the bond market who were expecting a pickup in inflation in the near.  


5 myths about fleas busted
The Oakland Press - Mar 14, 2018

5 myths about fleas busted. Pedro Núñez De Villavicencio's oil painting, “Boy Looking for Fleas on a Dog,” was painted in the 1650s and resides in the Hermitage Museum in Russia. Public Domain. By Dr. Toinette Strusinski-Broschay, For Digital First ...  


Glencoe lecturer explains why bugs like dragonflies actually help humans

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Mar 8, 2018
While John Balaban has been studying insects for nearly four decades, he recognizes most people may not pay great attention to the small creatures. Balaban said he knows they're viewed by som as pests but emphasizes there's much to be learned from the ...  


BDB: Beastly lubber grasshoppers return, might actually be aliens

Florida TodayFlorida Today - Mar 8, 2018
For those of you who haven't seen one of these aliens in person, just channel your worst insect-encounter nightmare and multiple that by a factor of 10. Lubbers grow to be as much as 4 inches long and are black and yellow in color with ornate designs ...  


Midnight Moment in Times Square Features Human Centipedes
Times Square Chronicles (press release) - Mar 4, 2018

From March 1-31 Erdal Inci's Centipedes will be playing at the Midnight Moment. Centipedes represents a departure in Inci's work, focusing not on pre-planned movements, but on the natural, chance choreographies of life in Taksim Square in Istanbul ...  


When natural disaster strikes, can insects and other invertebrates recover?

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Mar 15, 2018
The area near OU's Biological Station on Lake Texoma, along the state's southern border with Texas, was scheduled for a controlled burn, and so they sampled the community of insects and other invertebrates (such as spiders, millipedes, and snails) in ...  


Here's a picture of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos eating an iguana

Business InsiderBusiness Insider - Mar 13, 2018
There are rare days when you're a journalist or photographer when everything just goes to plan. This was one of those days for Emily Driscol, when, as she told us, "the stars aligned and also gave me a second to grab my phone." But it's not an ...  


Jordan Clarkson thinks people used to be giants who owned ...

SB NationSB Nation - Mar 19, 2018
It's been a good long time since we had some NBA science, but Jordan Clarkson' concept of evolution makes Kyrie Irving's flat-Earth look like it was written by Albert Einstein. Clarkson was a guest on the Road Trippin' podcast with Richard Jefferson ...  


How Durham's brontosaurus got lost in the woods – and why we should bring it back

News & Observer (blog)News & Observer (blog) - Mar 1, 2018
For more than 20 years, the Durham brontosaurus has lingered in obscurity, an outdated curiosity hidden in the woods. With its fading green paint, this 77-foot model made from concrete and plywood keeps a lonesome post behind a chain-link fence on the ...  

Tyrannosaurus Rex

T-Rex and other dinosaurs to invade Fort Fisher Aquarium

Port City DailyPort City Daily - Mar 8, 2018
Tyrannosaurus Rex, along with several other species of dinosaur, will be animatronically brought to life at Fort Fisher Aquarium. (Port City Daily photo | COURTESY FORT FISHER AQUARIUM). KURE BEACH – A towering Tyrannosaurus Rex will join a host of ...  

T Rex

T. rex fossil survived millions of years. But at this museum it needs a hand battling dust

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Feb 28, 2018
Trenton Duerksen, exhibition maintenance manager at the American Museum of Natural History, cleans the museum's Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times). Trenton Duerksen's eyes scoured the massive skull before him, darting left ...  


Dinosaur finally gets its wings: Study proves Archaeopteryx could fly

A study finally gives the late-Jurassic dinosaur Archaeopteryx its wings, determining the beast was capable of powered flight. For decades, paleontologists debated whether Archaeopteryx used its wings for active flight or passive gliding. Using new ...  


Dinosaurs take a bite out of the Quad-Cities

Quad-Cities OnlineQuad-Cities Online - Mar 12, 2018
"I learned about triceratops, brachiosaurus, and my favorite was the pterodactyl." Miguel Aleman said he enjoyed seeing his daughter's reaction to all the displays. "She's a dinosaur enthusiast," he said. "She likes rocks, and they had the dinosaur ...  


Triceratops skeleton at Hillsdale musuem - News

The Daily TelegramThe Daily Telegram - Mar 8, 2018
Hillsdale College's Daniel M. Fisk Museum of History in the Strosacker Science Center recently unveiled its newest piece of the skeletal remains of a triceratops.  


Catch of the Kachchh -- this time, a complete ichthyosaur

Research MattersResearch Matters - Feb 22, 2018
Ichthyosaurs were large marine reptiles which once lived in the Earth's oceans. Though considered distant relatives of snakes and lizards, ichthyosaurs were not dinosaurs. So far, scientists have found fossil evidences of these giant 'fish-lizards' in ...  


The Case of the Headless Corythosaurus

Scientific American (blog)Scientific American (blog) - Apr 19, 2017
It's hard not to like stories about long lost lovers reunited. Despite time and chance, they find their way back to each other to reaffirm their bond. There are fossil stories like this, too. Such tales may not be as purely romantic, but it still warms ...  


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

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

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