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Cat Breeding

WTH?! Michigan Rep. Introduced Bill to Allow Big Cat Breeding ...

One Green PlanetOne Green Planet - Apr 12, 2018
Big 'ol WTH to this! Breeding big cats in captivity could become LEGAL in Michigan under new legislation introduced in the House of Representatives this week.  

Cat Names

40 Black Cat Names That Are Just as Adorable as Your New Kitty

GoodHousekeeping.comGoodHousekeeping.com - Jun 11, 2018
You've stocked up on food, picked out toys, and accepted everything you own will eventually be covered with fur. Now all that's left is deciding on a name. Welcoming your brand-new cat into the fold takes time, patience, and of course a genius moniker.  

Siamese Cat

What Cat Should You Adopt Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

Bravo (blog)Bravo (blog) - Jun 5, 2018
Leo and Siamese cats are bonded by their loyalty and friendly nature. There shared amiability makes them good companions, but what really intrigues attention lover Leo is the Siamese cat's unique and recognizable look which is quick to draw compliments.  

Persian Cat

Meet Woody! Reza and Adam Have a New Kitty, Thanks to Mike Shouhed

Bravo (blog)Bravo (blog) - Jun 5, 2018
The Shahs do say that no matter what happens between them, they're still family, and we love to see evidence that this is true. Mike, what a sweetheart move. And it goes without saying that a glamorous Persian cat is perfect for Reza, the self ...  

Bengal Cat

Bengal cats at the Greater Lancaster Feline Fanciers Allbreed Cat Show

York Daily Record/Sunday NewsYork Daily Record/Sunday News - May 27, 2018
... the Greater Lancaster Feline Fanciers Allbreed Cat Show. CLOSE. Bengal cats are now a recognized breed for the Cat Fancier's Association at the Greater Lancaster Feline Fanciers Allbreed Cat Show at the York Expo. Paul Kuehnel, York Daily Record.  

British Shorthair

Kempsey Kat Klub's annual championship show

The Macleay ArgusThe Macleay Argus - May 24, 2018
Persian, Ragdoll, Exotic, Siamese, Balinese, Foreign White, Oriental, Bengal, British Shorthair, Burmese, Cornish Rex and Russian. There will also be a section for Companions – those cats and kittens without a pedigree or are pedigree look-alikes ...  

Himalayan Cat

Chubbs the 29-lb. Cat Found Roaming the Street, Too Big to Fit in Shelter Kennel

PEOPLE.comPEOPLE.com - Jun 15, 2018
He put on the weight somewhere — the exact location is what Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is trying to figure out. Chubbs, the 29-lb. Himalayan cat, is currently in the shelter's care after being found walking down a busy street alone. According to ...  

Horse Breeding

Digita says trotting races to air on Estradi channel from end-June
Telecompaper - Jun 14, 2018

Broadcaster Digita said that the Finnish trotting and horse breeding association, Hippos, will be showing daily trotting races on the Estradi channel on a trial basis in July. Digita transmits Estradi on its terrestrial network as channel 28. Studio ...  

Horseback Riding

Woman Wants To Start Horseback Riding Lessons For Therapy

WWNY TV 7WWNY TV 7 - Jun 4, 2018
From one rescue to another, a Clayton woman saved a horse's life and now, one year later, she's set out to help people with disabilities. "I just hope to bring something to children and adults with special needs that this area's never really had before ...  

Horse Training

Hong Kong Jockey Club's new horse training center in Chinese mainland in use
Xinhua - Jun 13, 2018

HONG KONG, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) said Wednesday that it has started dual-site operations in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland as its new horse training center in Guangdong Province was put into use. After a series of ...  


The First Family of Rodeo

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Jun 13, 2018
An hour northwest of Dallas, Texas, the king of the cowboys is practicing for the richest rodeo of the year—ten days of high-stakes competition that will make or break his season. His name is Trevor Brazile. He is a modest man of 41, a prodigy in ...  

Freshwater Aquariums

Lighting Sales Shine Through

PetProductNews.comPetProductNews.com - Jun 14, 2018
When it comes to freshwater aquariums, retailers reported offering a mix of LED and T5 lighting, depending on their customers' goals. “For the average freshwater customer, we're still trying to provide them with Aqueon Deluxe Full Hoods with ...  

Saltwater Aquariums

Barbara and Christina Hernandez, Legendary Aquatics | 2018 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award Winner

Virginian-PilotVirginian-Pilot - Jun 15, 2018
... LLC was born out of the long-term love and appreciation shared by Christina Hernandez (general manager with over a decade of experience), her mother, Barbara Hernandez (CFO), and father Steven Hernandez (CEO), for their saltwater aquariums.  

Butterfly Watching

Butterfly watching

KPCnews.comKPCnews.com - Jun 6, 2018
While the woods at Robb Hidden Canyon Saturday did not reveal any butterflies, a multihabitat former field turned brushland brought forth spring azures, skippers and an Easter tiger swallowtail. Amy Oberlin ...  


SPECIAL REPORT: The buzz about local beekeeping

WBKOWBKO - Jun 13, 2018
From those who have been doing this for years, they say getting a mentor or and learning from those with experience in beekeeping is the best way to start your own hive. Several surrounding counties have beekeeping associations that provide education ...  

Bird Watching

Whether Bird Watching, Diving or Hiking Alongside Monkeys, Luxury Accommodations Await Adventurers in Honduras
PR Newswire (press release) - Jun 14, 2018

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelers seeking off-the-beaten-path adventure, without having to sacrifice the comfort of pristine luxury accommodations, should look no further than Honduras. From Roatan – with its turquoise ...  


GREAT OUTDOORS: Bethel home to bass fishing's college elite

Maryville Daily TimesMaryville Daily Times - Jun 10, 2018
FALCONRY: Falconry is regulated nationally by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and locally by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The USFWS has increased the number of Tennessee permits for the taking of peregrine falcons to be used in falconry ...  


Florida's Wild Parrots Are Being Poached, Sold On the Internet, and It's Perfectly Legal

The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel - Jun 9, 2018
She told the newspaper she cannot understand why people are not paying greater attention to the plight of the parrots. “They're so magical and beautiful,” she said. “It's nature at its best to see them flying. It's like looking at a beautiful sunset or ...  


Owls fall to Bananas in rain-shortened contest

The Daily CourierThe Daily Courier - Jun 13, 2018
Owls (5-5) ace Sean Hunley settled down in the second, striking out two. Savannah added a run in the third inning on James Dirden's RBI single before a Banana base running mistake ended the inning. A single and a double steal in the fourth inning put ...  


Britain's parakeets really did come from set of The African Queen ...

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jun 9, 2018
The urban myth that Britain's invasive parakeet population flourished after the birds escaped from the set of The African Queen has long been dismissed by ...  


Dolphins, macaws star in SeaWorld's 'Touch the Sky'

News 13 OrlandoNews 13 Orlando - Jun 5, 2018
"We think the wow moment for that show really is the focus on the birds in addition to the dolphins and the story of the macaws," said Steve Welch, entertainment creative director. Also part of Electric Ocean, theme park guests will see food stations ...  


City of Pigeons and Yellow Cabs

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 13, 2018
Pigeons may be “rats with wings” to some people (like the former parks commissioner, Thomas P. F. Hoving, who popularized the phrase), but in “The New York Pigeon: Behind the Feathers” (powerHouse Books), they are a muse to Andrew Garn, a fine art ...  


Sun conures take flight at Delaware Museum of Natural History

Delaware First MediaDelaware First Media - Jun 3, 2018
The sun conures are very energetic. They eat fruits, vegetables and a special pellet diet designed for conures. When they're not eating, they love to chew on soft wood, paper and pretty much anything they can find. As Delaware Museum of Natural History ...  


Tinseltown Talks: Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick talks 'Fiddler,' 'Fiorello,' fish

St. George Daily SpectrumSt. George Daily Spectrum - Jun 13, 2018
“We were visiting our daughter (in Malibu) who took us to a friend's house with a Koi pond,” recalled Margery from New York. “I took some photos and when I saw the pictures I just fell in love with them and realized they could tell a story.” Koi were ...  

Guinea Pig

EE seeks guinea pig millennial hipsters for 5G experiments

The RegisterThe Register - Jun 7, 2018
Millennials are notoriously fearful of handling raw meat – but EE hopes they'll be less wary fondling experimental radio equipment. Bragging rights for 5G have begun, and EE is targeting the Nathan Barleys, Steve Bongs and hipster millennials around ...  


Hamster thrown from apartment building investigated by Bismarck Police

myndnow.comGrand Forks Herald - Jun 15, 2018
Bismarck Police Officer Pat Renz said an animal control officer spoke with a woman whose babysitter reportedly saw people throw the hamster from the deck of at least the second story of the building on the 2900 block of Ohio Street on Thursday morning.  


Ferret Center In Colorado Gets $3.6 Million For Improvements

CBS DenverCBS Denver - Jun 8, 2018
The world's largest facility to help breed black-footed ferrets is getting a huge boost. Matt Yurus reports. More Latest Videos. Home-Aid Colorado Helps Gather Essentials For BabiesThe nonprofit teamed up with home builders to collect supplies.  


Flo, Fords, Geckos and Chocolate: TV's Top Advertisers

Radio & Television Business ReportRadio & Television Business Report - Jun 11, 2018
Who knew that June would be sweet and dandy thanks to a confectioner focused on chocolate? With the 2018 FIFA World Cup set to start, a great American chocolate brand has stormed into the Media Monitors Spot Ten TV report. Who else is active as ...  


12 Monkeys' thrilling final season is the anti-Westworld: EW review

EW.com (blog)EW.com (blog) - Jun 16, 2018
I can't remotely explain what's going on in the 12 Monkeys' fourth season premiere. There's a castle, a futuristic clockpunk megacity, soldiers wearing plague masks firing explosive arrows, self-immolating Medieval monks. The premiere throws James ...  


Warilla Gorillas take Group Seven lead with win over Shellharbour

Illawarra MercuryIllawarra Mercury - Jun 17, 2018
It launched the Gorillas clear at the top of the Group Seven ladder, with a breathtaking second-half display. They led 14-12 at half-time, but controlled the contest afterwards. The result allowed Kiama to shift into second place on for-and-again after ...  


Please watch these good chimpanzees frolicking in a ball pit

MashableMashable - May 23, 2018
The nine rescue chimps enjoyed a day of monkey business.  


Wildfire smoke messing with orangutans' eating and sleep

EarthSkyEarthSky - Jun 3, 2018
Orangutans – already critically endangered due to habitat loss from logging and large-scale farming – might also face another threat from wildfire smoke. A new study, published May 15, 2018, in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports, found that ...  


Why Are So Many Baboons Escaping From Their Cages in San Antonio Lately?

Texas MonthlyTexas Monthly - May 21, 2018
Just over a month ago, four baboons that had been held at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute teamed up to use a 55-gallon drum to escape the facility, rolling the barrel toward the wall of their open-air enclosure and then climbing to freedom ...  


Local rock climbers test gorilla enclosure walls at Jax Zoo

Jacksonville Business JournalJacksonville Business Journal - May 28, 2018
When the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens' brand-new great apes loop opens on Labor Day weekend, the gorillas, bonobos, mandrills and more will have brand-new wellness inspired enclosures. But before the exhibits can open, they have to be tested to ...  


Walmart bought Bonobos — and the bros aren't happy

Washington PostWashington Post - May 25, 2018
Brendan Bush used to buy just about everything from Bonobos, including his swim trunks and the suit he wore to his wedding. But about a year ago, he stopped. The clothing company announced it had been acquired by Walmart for $310 million — and Bush ...  


Zoo offers insight into animal dads

Albuquerque JournalAlbuquerque Journal - Jun 15, 2018
“Most of these animals have fathers that are within the group, so we're going to do siamangs and there is a father siamang,” said Audrey Lenzi, zoo science education coordinator. “We are going to do giraffes, and we do have father giraffes. We're going ...  


Tough measures protect macaques

Times of IndiaTimes of India - Jun 16, 2018
KARWAR: The Gerusoppa forest in Honnavar, Uttara Kannada district is famous for having the highest number of lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus), an endangered monkey species. They're found only between Sirsi and Gerusoppa in Honnavar taluk and ...  

Colobus Monkeys

Newborn colobus monkey newest addition to Oregon Zoo

Statesman JournalStatesman Journal - Jun 15, 2018
Congratulations! It's a... Monkey! Oregon Zoo visitors have the chance to see the newest addition to the zoo's primate family, a baby colobus monkey. Colobus monkeys Violet and Kiku welcomed the baby on Tuesday, according to a press release from the ...  


Endangered Golden Lion Tamarins find home at Idaho Falls Zoo

East Idaho NewsEast Idaho News - May 21, 2018
IDAHO FALLS — The first pair of golden lion tamarins ever to live at the Idaho Falls Zoo will make their debut at the zoo on Friday, May 25. Also known as the golden lion marmoset, it is the largest species of tamarin (a small monkey) weighing a ...  


Why does my health insurer sabotage my efforts to manage my diabetes?

STATSTAT - Jun 19, 2018
n a raw crypt 1 beneath Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins church in Rome stretches an exuberant display of skeletal remains. The piled skulls, fanned hip bones, and arched spines — remnants of centuries of Capuchin friars — bear a warning.  


Slow lorises rescued

The Telegraph IndiaThe Telegraph India - May 17, 2018
Dhemaji: Two slow lorises were rescued on Wednesday after being found stranded at Sibo-Siang colony of Pasighat district headquarters of East Siang and another from ward 11 of Pasighat municipality. Both the primates were then safely released into D.  


Primates in peril -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily - Jun 17, 2018

Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and ...  


Genetically Modified Monkeys May Help Scientists Understand Brain Disorders Like Autism

NewsweekNewsweek - Jun 11, 2018
For human brain research, crab-eating macaques and marmosets are the animals of choice for many scientists. They are smaller and easier to take care of than chimps, yet their brains are much more similar to human brains than those of mice. That's why ...  


Residents wary of alligators lurking near community playground

KPRC Click2HoustonKPRC Click2Houston - Jun 14, 2018
Many neighbors at the Pearlbrook by Castle Communities subdivision will stop and stare into the waters of their subdivision's pond -- looking for two infamous alligators who have apparently made themselves at home there for at least a couple of weeks, ...  


Crocodiles seen sunbaking in viral video gather along Daly River ...

ABC NewsABC News - Jun 14, 2018
If you're scared of crocodiles, don't watch this video. It shows at least 50 of them sunbaking along a short stretch of the Northern Territory's Daly River ... and ...  


Watch: Conservation group relocates caiman in Mausica

Loop News Trinidad and TobagoLoop News Trinidad and Tobago - Jun 8, 2018
One lucky caiman was relocated after it was spotted in a residential home in Mausica. Local conservation group Reptile Conservation Center Of Trinidad and Tobago RCCTT shared the post to social media on Thursday as they successfully relocated the ...  


BJP MLA supports river sand mining in Chambal gharial sanctuary

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Jun 8, 2018
Rajawat claimed that there were hardly any gharials left in the National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary. “And if there are any, let them die. People in Rangpur and Manas villages shouldn't be stopped from mining sand from the river for a living ...  


DNA 'fossils' in fish, amphibians, and reptiles reveal deep diversity of retroviruses

Science DailyScience Daily - Jun 15, 2018
The researchers looked for and analyzed endogenous retroviruses in the genomes of 72 fish species, 4 amphibians, and 16 reptiles. They identified more than 8,000 endogenous retroviruses and were able to reconstruct full or partial genomes for about 450 ...  


Greyhounds win series opener against Antelopes
Plainview Daily Herald - May 18, 2018

Errors proved costly for the Abernathy Antelopes baseball team as the Gruver Greyhounds won the first game of the Class 2A regional quarterfinal, 11-3, on Thursday in Canyon. Cole Logsdon led the Greyhounds' offensive effort with three runs scored and ...  


Brookfield Zoo exhibit features largest public collection of arachnids in North America

WLS-TVWLS-TV - May 22, 2018
Spiders are invading Brookfield Zoo, but it's a good thing. The zoo's new exhibit, Amazing Arachnids, is scheduled to open Saturday. With 100 live arachnids on display, zoo officials said it's the largest public collection of the species in North America.  


Oregon State football recruiting: Beavers land 4 weekend commitments

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Jun 11, 2018
The Oregon State Beavers began the weekend with three in-state commitments and appeared poised to add their first out-of-state pledge, hosting more than 200 prospects. Jonathan Smith and his coaching staff got on the board (and then some) Sunday, ...  


Buffalo man to serve jail time, stole vehicle from Bishop Malone's home

WIVB-TV News 4WIVB-TV News 4 - Jun 12, 2018
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - "This kid didn't have money in his pocket for food at times in his life so that's what he was dealing with. On top of that there's some documented mental illness that he's been dealing with and that played a role as well," said ...  


How family planning can help save cheetahs

DevexDevex - Jun 18, 2018
LONDON — Conservationists and development practitioners may not have always seen eye to eye, but a new partnership between a cheetah conservation charity and a network of reproductive health NGOs is making the case for why these groups need to ...  


Annecy: Michel Ocelot Talks 'Dilili in Paris,' 'Kirikou and the Sorceress' and His Biggest Pet Peeve

VarietyVariety - Jun 11, 2018
ANNECY – When director Michel Ocelot learned that Monday night's Opening Ceremony screening of his film “Dilili in Paris” would only be open to festival invitees, he insisted that the organizers book an additional public screening. The filmmaker had ...  


Diseased deer killed at game farm | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Post-Gazette - Jun 17, 2018
A herd of about 40 captive white-tailed deer was euthanized on a Lancaster County deer farm in February after one member of the herd tested positive for a ...  


These elephants playing in a pool will put you in the mood for ...

BreakingNews.ieBreakingNews.ie - Jun 14, 2018
The herd took to the water to splash around at Reid Park Zoo in Arizona.  


'Well-read' foxes stealing newspapers in Mount Pleasant neighborhood

Charleston Post CourierCharleston Post Courier - Jun 13, 2018
Rob Dewey, a Mount Pleasant resident, is one of many in his area to have his newspapers stolen by foxes. Dewey said he sees the foxes all over, in his yard, on the street and around other neighbor's homes. He decided to use fishing line to tie a ...  


3 To Do: From giraffes to space

Marco NewsMarco News - Jun 15, 2018
Guests can also purchase giraffe cut-outs for a $1 donation to giraffe conservation and then write a thank you note to the rangers in Africa who protect giraffes and Giraffe Conservation Foundation will deliver it to them. More: WOW To Do List: 2018 ...  


Two pygmy hippos on view at the Metro Richmond Zoo ...

Richmond.comRichmond.com - Jun 18, 2018
Say hello to the Metro Richmond Zoo's newest additions: two super-cute pygmy hippos, Corwin and Iris.  


Stick Insects Are Easy Bird Food, and That Might Help Them Reproduce

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 5, 2018
It's obvious why a stick insect's wardrobe is the way it is. Look like a stick, avoid getting eaten. But scientists in Japan noticed that despite their camouflage, stick insects became bird food quite frequently. And they also wondered: why do their ...  


Hamilton Kangaroos secure its first win of the season

Warrnambool StandardWarrnambool Standard - Jun 10, 2018
Darcy Russell was one of the Hamilton Kangaroos' best players on Saturday.. Picture: Christine Ansorge. After seven weeks without a win the Hamilton Kangaroos finally find themselves on the Hampden league winner's list. Kangaroos mentor Matt Dunn said ...  


Right down the line

Mpumalanga NewsMpumalanga News - Jun 9, 2018
Jomo Sono was quoted saying he will never give up until he makes it to the PSL in a report. It is not the first time he spoke about these ambitions, but his team ...  


Film study: What Matt Patricia's Detroit Lions defense may look like

Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press - Jun 14, 2018
“I could never really understand what they were doing,” Kennard, the Detroit Lions' biggest free-agent addition of the offseason, said Monday. “So actually learning it and stuff, it kind of triggers (memories). I go back and think about old film I used ...  


This Lizard Has a Blue, Ultraviolet Tongue—Here's Why

Southern CrossNational Geographic - Jun 10, 2018
The lizards are slow-moving, and their brown-banded bodies help them camouflage into the landscape. Still, birds, snakes, and monitor lizards are among the main predators of the bluetongue skink. Past research has given evidence that these species can ...  


Meerkats predict England to beat Tunisia the World Cup match

Globalnews.caGlobalnews.ca - Jun 16, 2018
Meerkats predict England to beat Tunisia the World Cup match. The “Mystic Meerkats” at Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo in Staffordshire, England predicted a win for England over Tunisia in their opening Group G match on Monday. more.  


5 accomplishments that would signal success in this week's Carolina Panthers minicamp

Charlotte ObserverCharlotte Observer - Jun 11, 2018
Newton typically takes his backs, receivers and tight ends to the Under Armour campus in Baltimore for summer throwing sessions. But the Panthers' QB will have three days this week to continue working on his timing with first-round pick D.J. Moore and ...  

Prairie Dogs

New exhibit opens at Kiwanis Park, Lubbock group to relocate additional prairie dogs

KAUZ-TVKAUZ-TV - Jun 12, 2018
While many eat their lunch at work, Jeff Miler takes a trip to Kiwanis Park. "I always come during my lunch hour and just kick it with the prairie dogs," Miler said. "It's kind of relaxing." Miler spent Tuesday afternoon taking pictures of prairie dogs ...  


Northumberland OPP weekend calls: Baby raccoons try to hitch a ...

northumberlandnews.comnorthumberlandnews.com - Jun 13, 2018
The Northumberland OPP detachment dealt with 123 incidents this past weekend, including a call from a motorist who stopped to allow baby raccoons to cross ...  


Nature Center to host program on reptiles

CT PostCT Post - Jun 10, 2018
The Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center, 10 Deerfield Lane, will host “Creature Feature: Meet Our Scaly Friends” at noon Saturday. Come learn about the center's non-native and native reptiles. Get a chance to even touch some during the program. Take a ...  



Yorkshire Evening PostYorkshire Evening Post - Jun 15, 2018
Rhinos included four academy-qualified players in their 17 and McDermott said games like last night will be invaluable for them in the future. Ash Handley suffered a “stringer” injury last night, but could be available for Wednesday. McDermott said ...  


Oregon Woman Dies From Rare Disease Spread By Rodents: What Is Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome?

Tech TimesTech Times - Jun 15, 2018
A woman from Oregon died from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, several days after contracting the rare disease that is spread by rodent droppings. Health officials have previously issued a warning on hantavirus infections, which requires immediate ...  


Senators snag series win over Squirrels

Augusta Free PressAugusta Free Press - Jun 17, 2018
The Flying Squirrels could not overcome an early five-run deficit on Sunday, dropping the final game of the series in Harrisburg by a score off 6-5 at FNB Field. Richmond (34-32) pushed across a run in the ninth and had the tying runs on base before ...  


Detroit Tigers: 5 numbers you need to know, from Hicks, Iglesias, more

Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press - Jun 18, 2018
The Detroit Tigers (36-37), winners of five in a row and seven of their last 10, take on the Cincinnati Reds (26-45) in a two-game series, starting Tuesday. Here are five numbers about the Tigers you need to know before they kick off their series with ...  


Searching for Elusive Green Sea Turtles in the Persian Gulf

National GeographicNational Geographic - Jun 16, 2018
Scientists are trying to solve riddles about where and how green sea turtles live in the Middle East, one of the world's least-understood turtle populations.  


Tortoises a slow, steady addition to Beardsley zoo

CT PostCT Post - Jun 10, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Some new additions have skulked their way into Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in what was almost certainly a leisurely-paced fashion. The zoo is adding eight spur-thigh tortoises to its family for the summer. The African spur thigh tortoise ...  

Wild Cats

From red squirrels to wild cats

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - Jun 13, 2018
At least one in five British mammals is at high risk of extinction in the face of threats such as disease and loss of their natural habitat, a study has found. Red squirrels, wildcats and grey long-eared bats are among the species which face severe ...  


Oregon wolves: by the numbers

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Jun 11, 2018
It's been nearly a decade since wolves began repopulating Oregon after being eradicated in the early 20th century. With more than a million cattle grazing in the state, on both public and private land, conflict over livestock loses to the apex ...  


Coach lauds 1-1 result in Zebras v Devonport game at KGV

The MercuryThe Mercury - Jun 17, 2018
Hobart's lead looked to give the Zebras some confidence after halftime as several opportunities were created for the Southern side to extend the margin, but some tight Strikers defence negated any further score. Hobart's Jakub Sklenar shoots for goal ...  


Armadillo Ale Works to host final grand opening weekend beginning Friday
Denton Record Chronicle - Jun 6, 2018

Armadillo Ale Works will host its last weekend of grand-opening celebrations Friday through Sunday. The festivities will include live music, food trucks, T-shirt printing and, of course, beer at the business's brand-new location, 221 S. Bell Ave. Few ...  

American Bison

Fun facts about Bison
Insight News - Jun 13, 2018

The scientific term for the American bison is: bison bison. A subspecies is the American Plains bison, which is known as the bison bison bison. A “buffalo” is native to Africa and Asia. Buffalo and bison are not the same animal. The only place in the U ...  


Strangers work together to save two suffocating manatees on Florida beach

WXYZWXYZ - Jun 18, 2018
NAPLES, Fla. -- Nearly 18 strangers worked together to save two manatees who were suffocating on a Florida beach, Thursday. One family says it took them over two and a half hours to roll the manatees back to the sea at Clam Pass Park. “I was sore, I ...  


Business deal boosts area running program

Dallas NewsDallas News - Jun 8, 2018
The partnership announced in April between JackRabbit and Austin-based Rogue Running, a well-respected training/coaching business, revitalized Run On! JackRabbit plans to use Rogue Running's resources and training curriculum to build a national ...  


Porcupine encounter: Pups learn painful lesson
WTHR - Jun 15, 2018

(KRBC) A Texas woman's dogs are recovering after receiving a face-full of quills during an encounter with a porcupine. Peggy Gamblin says she was "scared to death" when she woke up Sunday morning and found her dog Bullwinkle covered in thousands of ...  


Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum welcomes former RAF Chipmunk

Skies Magazine (press release)Skies Magazine (press release) - Jun 11, 2018
On June 9, 2018, the CWHM organized an air-to-air shoot with the museum's ex-Royal Canadian Air Force Chipmunk 18035, flown by Rick Rickards; and WP833, flown by Wilsher. The photo ship was the CWHM Fairchild Cornell Mk. II, flown by Tery Lebel.  

Bull Frog

Police seek suspicious man tampering with machinery in East Hanover garage

Lebanon Daily NewsLebanon Daily News - Jun 15, 2018
State police are looking for a man they say entered a dwelling on Bull Frog Road in East Hanover Township on Thursday morning and was tampering with machinery inside a garage. Troopers responded at 10:58 a.m. to a report of a suspicious individual, but ...  

American Crow

DHHS: American crow in Humboldt County tests positive for West Nile Virus

An American Crow in Humboldt County has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first WNV-positive bird reported in the county this year. Statewide, a total of 15 birds have tested positive for WNV already this year, according to the ...  


Waxwing performs in New Westminster

The Record (New Westminster)The Record (New Westminster) - May 25, 2018
A Vancouver chamber ensemble performs in New West next week as part of the Up Close Recital Society series. Waxwing is on at Old Crow Coffee, 655 Front St., on Thursday, May 31 starting at 7:30 p.m.. article continues below ...  


Which shrubs help control hillside erosion? Is it OK to feed starlings? Ask an expert

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Jun 16, 2018
Gardening season is in gear and everyone has a question of some sort. Get answers from Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University's Extension Service. OSU Extension faculty and Master Gardeners reply to queries ...  


14 Purple Finches sing at nationals

The Concord InsiderThe Concord Insider - May 22, 2018
Fourteen members of the Concord Community Music School's Purple Finches Youth Chorus recently had a chance to sing on the national stage, as performers in the Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) National Conference Choirs.  


Pheasants Forever Outdoor Youth Day Scheduled for Today

KIOWKIOW - Jun 9, 2018
The Pheasants Forever chapter will be holding a Pheasants Forever Outdoor Youth Day today. The event will have a number of activities for area youth according to organizer Kirby Rauk. Audio Player.  


Skillied, an online marketplace for workshops and classes, launches in Broward

South Florida Business JournalSouth Florida Business Journal - May 21, 2018
Another issue in finding classes and workshops: very few reviews. McCarthy hopes to launch that feature soon on Skillied. Skillied partners with business owners like Gus Miranda, who runs Anhinga Clay Studios in Miami with his wife. He says his classes ...  


Rare spoonbill found in Monroe County marsh

The Herald-TimesThe Herald-Times - Jun 9, 2018
People are traveling to the northern portion of Lake Monroe to catch a glimpse of a rare bird — a roseate spoonbill — that was first spotted on June 1 and may still be in the area. It's the first time the bird has been spotted in Monroe County ...  


ECOVIEWS: Ivory-billed woodpeckers have a replacement

Tuscaloosa NewsTuscaloosa News - Jun 17, 2018
I recently saw and heard a pair of America's largest living woodpeckers the same week I received a bird query from someone in Tuscaloosa. The question was straightforward. Has the ivory-billed woodpecker recently been spotted or has it been declared ...  


Aquaman's Atlanteans are going to ride seahorses and sharks

GizmodoGizmodo - Jun 15, 2018
In retrospect, it makes all the sense in the world that Aquaman would be right at home riding on the hood of the Batmobile.  

Sea Lions

One state's plan to save a protected species is to kill another species

Washington PostWashington Post - Jun 11, 2018
For years, hundreds of California sea lions have colonized the docks in the Oregon port town of Astoria, their loafing brown bodies serving as both a tourist attraction and a nuisance begrudgingly tolerated by officials. Authorities have deployed ...  


43 stung by box jellyfish at Waikiki beach, Hanauma Bay

KITV HonoluluHonolulu Star-Advertiser - Jun 7, 2018
The city has posted jellyfish warning signs at Waikiki beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Waikiki lifeguards reported 40 stings and counted roughly 200 ...  


OMP, Norbit to develop business mobile apps for Sailfish OS
Telecompaper - Jun 15, 2018

Russian company Norbit and and Open Mobile Platform (OMP), which develops the Sailfish OS, have partnered to develop business mobile applications on Sailfish-based devices, reports Vedomosti. OMP is a subsidiary of national operator Rostelecom.  


Parrotfish are key to save coral reefs of Providencia, Colombia

DevdiscourseDevdiscourse - Jun 10, 2018
The island of Providencia, in the Colombian Caribbean, is taking a simple, innovative and effective alternative to protect the reefs that surround it to save the parrotfish. Parrotfish, a colorful and tropical fish, which bears its name through its ...  


OUTDOORS: Halibut season extended by three more days

Peninsula Daily NewsPeninsula Daily News - Jun 7, 2018
SOME GOOD NEWS for halibut anglers, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife added three more days to the recreational flattie fishery in marine areas 3-10, tacking on Saturdays June 16 and 23 and Thursday, June 21. Last week, Fish and Wildlife added ...  


Grilled blue mackerel

The Saturday PaperThe Saturday Paper - Jun 8, 2018
Shakira Hussein The Home Affairs Department is behind a clandestine scheme to recruit 'Good Muslims' to promote a uniform government line within their communities.I didn't know that they were funded by government at all actually – they simply said they ...  


Cute quolls could 'learn' not to taste poison toads

Futurity: Research NewsFuturity: Research News - Jun 11, 2018
Researchers have released a population of northern quolls on Indian Island in Australia's remote Northern Territory to see if their offspring can survive living alongside toxic cane toads. A cane toad looks an appetizing meal to a quoll, but just ...  


Millions of Chinese giant salamanders are bred in captivity, but they are heading towards extinction in the wild

The IndependentThe Independent - Jun 13, 2018
Millions of giant salamanders live on farms scattered throughout China, where the animals are bred for their meat. But another study by Turvey and his colleagues shows that reintroducing farmed animals is not a simple solution for saving the species in ...  

Tree Frog

Kempton surprise — Ford County's first tree frog

Kankakee Daily JournalKankakee Daily Journal - May 31, 2018
"Did you hear the frog?” asked Veronica Matuszewski, a sixth-grader at Tri-Point Schools, remarking about the loud sound coming from her backyard pool in Kempton. It was a loud gray tree frog — the first one recorded in Ford County. These frogs can be ...  

Leaf Frog

Family: 'Frogs and Friends' at Allentown's Da Vinci Science Center

Allentown Morning CallAllentown Morning Call - Jun 13, 2018
... who has a huge mouth and a very sticky tongue; a Cane toad, the world's largest species of toad; a milky tree frog, a frog that lives in the trees in the Amazon rain forest; a Solomon Island leaf frog, a master of camouflage and an ambush predator ...  

Dart Frog

Bright warning colors on poison dart frogs also act as camouflage

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Jun 4, 2018
The Dyeing Dart Frog, for example, is highly toxic and warns its predators with a bright yellow-and-black pattern. However, new research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has revealed that the colour pattern does more than simply signal ...  

Coral Snake

Man hospitalized for venomous coral snake bite in North Fort Myers

Wink NewsWink News - Jun 3, 2018
A SWFL man is in the hospital after he was bitten by a venomous coral snake Saturday, officials with FWC confirm. The owner of an animal refuge center says the snake bit a neighbor after he picked it up, not knowing what it was. The man, whose identity ...  


Classes Train Curious Dogs to Keep Away from Rattlesnakes

FOX40FOX40 - Jun 14, 2018
VACAVILLE -- Pet parents turned out in Vacaville Thursday for rattlesnake avoidance training with Natural Solutions Wildlife Enterprises. "Unfortunately, to most dogs rattlesnakes are a very intriguing animal, both the smell and the sound they make ...  


5 Do-It-All Birchwood Casey Steel Targets for Range Training

Shooting Illustrated (press release) (blog)Shooting Illustrated (press release) (blog) - May 30, 2018
The 0.5-inch thick AR 500 is rated all the way up to .338 Lapua Mag. and deploys in seconds. The portability makes it perfect for setting up anywhere on the range, forcing shooters to practice range estimation. We took our Boomslang out to the distance ...  


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

Warm oceans in SoCal bringing venomous sea snakes | Daily Mail ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jan 11, 2018
Rare, venomous sea snakes have been discovered in Newport Beach earlier this week due to the warming Southern California waters.  

Rat Snake

7-foot snake in Texas cozies up to new neighbor's front door grilles

KGO-TVKGO-TV - May 25, 2018
They identified the creature as a Texas rat snake, a non-venomous species commonly found throughout central and northern Texas. The snakes are well-adapted to the presence of humans and prey on rats, mice and other rodents, and they've even been ...  

King Cobra

King cobra found in glove compartment of car

WFLAWFLA - Jun 2, 2018
(WFLA/CNN) – Police were recently called to help remove a slithery passenger from a minivan in China's Yunnan Province. The owner of the van discovered the king cobra when he returned from a market. The snake was coiled under his driver's seat when ...  

Corn Snake

Sheffield man's fright at 'corn snake' breakfast

BBC NewsBBC News - May 22, 2018
A man had an unwelcome surprise when a three-foot-long snake slithered out of his cereal box at breakfast time. The corn snake was curled up in the box before escaping into the dishwasher. The RSPCA, which was called to move the animal from the man's ...  

Black Mamba

Seven people including boy, 16, charged in Derby Black Mamba crackdown

Derbyshire LiveDerbyshire Live - Jun 14, 2018
Officers have raided a number of addresses in Derby and the wider East Midlands to tackle the supply and production of the Class B drug. Black Mamba, also known as Spice or simply Mamba, is a "synthetic cannabinoid" which is smoked in a cigarette and ...  


Campbell Vaughn: Kingsnakes are the 'boss of the landscape'

The Augusta ChronicleThe Augusta Chronicle - Jun 15, 2018
The one nonvenomous snake that I love to see around the house is the yellow banded black snake of royal descent called the Eastern kingsnake. Kingsnakes are large at 36-48 inches with shiny-black, smooth-scaled snakes with white or yellow chain-link ...  

Python Snake

Ball python snake found in Hilo, heading to Honolulu

Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHonolulu Star-Advertiser - Jun 5, 2018
A nonvenomous ball python snake estimated at 4-1/2 to 5 feet long was en route to the state Department of Agriculture's plant quarantine branch in Honolulu after it was discovered over the weekend in Hilo, agriculture officials said today. Hawaii ...  

Boa Constrictor

Police find 7.5-foot boa constrictor loose in Nephi | KUTV

KUTV 2NewsKUTV 2News - Jun 14, 2018
(UPDATE 8:25 p.m.) The snake has been found, the Juab County Sheriff's Office reported in a Facebook post. (KUTV) A 7.5-foot boa constrictor is loose in Nephi ...  

Gopher Snake

What Animal Does This?

Santa Barbara EdhatSanta Barbara Edhat - Jun 18, 2018
Then it's up to you how to deal with them.... We have a great blue heron who regularly visits our neighborhood, and a few cats and the occasional gopher snake, but there are literally thousands of gophers here, so it's a losing battle. Some people are ...  

Indigo Snake

Deputy snags blue indigo snake from Bee County bathroom vanity

KPRC Click2HoustonKPRC Click2Houston - Jun 12, 2018
BEEVILLE, Texas - A Bee County man was cleaning the bathroom at his home when his 6-year-old son said he saw a snake slithering out of their toilet. Wade Velock said he ran so fast he knocked down his son.  

Garter Snake

Caught on camera: Snake pops out of vent while SC man drives down road

13WMAZ.com13WMAZ.com - Jun 12, 2018
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A man unknowingly picked up a hitchhiker on his way home from work in Greenville, S.C.. Chris Karam said he was driving down the road last month when a garter snake popped out from the vent on the dashboard. "It didn't really scare ...  

Water Snake

Huge Water Snake Spotted In Kennebunk Freaks People Out

wcyy.comwcyy.com - Jun 4, 2018
Shared on Facebook by the Kennebunk Pond group, take a look at this rather large water snake enjoying a little sun over the weekend. While the size of the snake may be alarming to some, several of the commenters on the post stated this isn't the first ...  

Blue Whale

Blue whale sightings rebound off Southern California coast

Ventura County StarVentura County Star - Jun 16, 2018
Blue whale season has begun, a time of year when eco-tours are filled with people eager to see the behemoth baleen close to shore. A healthy blue whale season means excitement in the salty ocean air in summer — a seasonal occurrence that has helped ...  

Humpback Whale

MECC students explore life-size humpback whale model

SouthCoastToday.comSouthCoastToday.com - Jun 18, 2018
MIDDLEBORO — The New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) is an all-volunteer nonprofit based in Middleboro, and recently, the organization did two full days of presentations to Memorial Early Childhood Center students and their teachers.  

Killer Whale

Killer whales spotted roaming off North Wales coast

Daily Post North WalesDaily Post North Wales - Jun 9, 2018
RSPB North Wales also posted about the “surprise visitors” on their Facebook page. They said: “Wonderful surprise visitors at South stack today, orca/killer whale two of them! They could be seen for a few hours from the range moving around to north stack.  

Beaked Whale

Beaked whale with shark bites found beached at Anastasia Island

FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXXFirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX - May 31, 2018
A beached beaked whale was found and removed from Anastasia Island on Thursday, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said. The female whale was located on the north end of the island. A necropsy will be completed at a facility in ...  

Right Whale

Proactive conservation management strategy urged for North Atlantic right whale

CBC.caScience Daily - Jun 11, 2018
These are not good times for the North Atlantic right whale. Ship strikes and gear entanglement play major roles in the mortality of these highly endangered mammals, which now number fewer than 500. Making matters worse, climate-mediated shifts are ...  

Minke Whale

Minke whale auctioned off for US$28000 in South Korea

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - May 23, 2018
Minke whale auctioned off for US$28,000 in South Korea. While whaling is illegal, there was no evidence the 4.4-metre-long mammal was hunted. PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 May, 2018, 3:01pm. UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 May, 2018, 3:00pm. Comments:.  

Sperm Whale

Bowhead Whale

East Greenland's Inuit Hunters Are Teaching Scientists About Polar Bears

EartherEarther - May 24, 2018
In Alaska, she noted, native hunting communities have played an important role in improving quotas for subsistence bowhead whale harvesting, all the while making major contributions to science. She sees this fusing of knowledge systems as part of a ...  

Grey Whale

US won't prosecute Alaska grey whale kill

Red Deer AdvocateRed Deer Advocate - Jun 9, 2018
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Native hunters from Alaska will not be prosecuted after they used harpoons and guns last year to kill a protected grey whale that strayed into a river from the North Pacific Ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...  

Beluga Whale

That beluga whale certainly doesn't have legs. Here's what it does have.

MashableMashable - Jun 6, 2018
Beluga whales aren't hiding legs under their thick, rubbery skin. But a popular image of a surfacing beluga has for years created the curious illusion of a whale with legs and knees. The image, which excites the web from time to time, has recently ...  

Whale Shark

Secret to whale shark hotspots

Science DailyScience Daily - Jun 8, 2018
The new study, by researchers at the University of York in collaboration with the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP), has found that the shark "aggregation sites" show many common characteristics -- they are all in areas of warm, shallow ...  

Great White Shark

12-foot great white shark spotted off N Carolina coast

WSOC CharlotteWSOC Charlotte - Jun 16, 2018
CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. - A great white shark named Hilton was spotted near Cape Lookout this week, according to OCEARCH, a global shark tracker. Hilton is 12 feet 5 inches long and weighs 1,326 pounds. Big moves north for @HiltonTheShark. The mature ...  

Tiger Shark

Tiger Shark Scramble a success

Port St. Joe StarPort St. Joe Star - Jun 7, 2018
The second annual Shark Football Scramble brought a solid field to St. Joseph Golf Club last weekend for some hacking fun. The fun was evidenced by the winning teams. Two teams, Team Barbra Pickles and the Dills (Josh Daily, Travis Burge and Bill ...  

Gray Seal

10 Animals of the Week

Tuscaloosa NewsTuscaloosa News - Jun 14, 2018
Lida Kuhn, 12, of Darien, Conn., opens the kennel to release Eleuthera, a 4- to 5-month-old female gray seal, as her father Peter, center, and mother Alisa, right, look-on at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, R.I., Friday, June 8, 2018. Eleuthera was ...  

Fur Seal

Fur Real: Tacking Point is the new fur seal hot spot

Camden Haven CourierCamden Haven Courier - Jun 7, 2018
Port Macquarie is one of the most picturesque places on earth. Locals and tourists alike regularly get glimpses of whales, dolphins, turtles and even penguins have been known to turn up from time to time. But what about a fur seal? Liam Murphy was ...  

Harbor Seal

Female harbor seal, sea otter are SeaLife Center's newest pups

KTVAKTVA - Jun 14, 2018
A pair of marine mammal pups -- a sea otter and a harbor seal -- rescued in Southcentral Alaska during the summer of 2018 are doing well at the Alaska SeaLife Center. (Credit: Courtesy ASLC). Two young animals recently taken to the Alaska SeaLife ...  

Elephant Seal

Elephant seal on Gonzales Beach leads to quick response

Times ColonistTimes Colonist - May 18, 2018
Victoria got high marks for preparedness this week when another juvenile elephant seal landed on Gonzales Beach. The seal stayed only for a few hours Wednesday, but that was enough time for volunteers to swing into action, putting up a protective fence ...  

Polar Bear

Polar bear hitches ride on iceberg, visits coastal NL town

CTV NewsCTV News - Jun 11, 2018
ST. ANTHONY, N.L. -- Mother Nature came through in a big way to help cap off an annual Newfoundland iceberg festival. The icebergs and pack ice moved in, bringing with them a special visitor -- a polar bear. After people donned costumes for the polar ...  

Brown Bear

Orphaned brown bear cub awaits name and new home

CNNCNN - Jun 13, 2018
Before he could make the cuddly creature a main attraction in what would be only a temporary stay at The Alaska Zoo, he first had to check on the cub's health. As head of the zoo, Lampi has moved about 90 cubs from temporary housing in Anchorage to ...  

Black Bear

VIDEO: Black bear removed from tree by Michigan fire department, DNR

WDIV ClickOnDetroitWDIV ClickOnDetroit - Jun 10, 2018
The Roscommon Township Fire Department was called to assist the Michigan DNR to remove a black bear from a tree in Denton Township. The department posted video of the removal to their Facebook page. "Initially the bear was approximately 20 feet up!  

Panda Bear

(Update) Ubisoft opens their E3 conference in a characteristically bizarre way: with a dancing panda bear

DestructoidDestructoid - Jun 11, 2018
[Update: Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will launch on Wii, Wii U, and Switch. Wow, the Wii!] Ubisoft knows how to open a conference built for core gamers -- Just Dance baby! Although it was sorta kinda revealed through leaks earlier this week ...  

Koala Bear

A Koala Actually Fishing Is The Most Aussie Thing You'll Ever See

Triple MTriple M - May 22, 2018
A Koala Actually Fishing Is The Most Aussie Thing You'll Ever See Facebook. There are few words to accurately capture just how proud we are to see arguably the most Aussie thing we've ever had the pleasure to witness. A koala bear, fishing on a mudflat.  

Grizzly Bear

'Can I get reimbursed?' Grizzly bear stops play on Montana course

Golf.comGolf.com - Jun 8, 2018
In certain parts of the world, bears are a fairly common sight on a golf course. But unless you're playing a track where they are a known hazard (and known plant-eaters) they can quickly put a damper on a round. Take Pondera Golf Course in Conrad ...  


Chinchilla linked to 2015 animal hording incident in Waukesha has been adopted from HAWS for the second time

Milwaukee Journal SentinelMilwaukee Journal Sentinel - Jun 13, 2018
Tiger the chinchilla has been adopted from the Human Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) — for a second time. The first time Tiger, 3, was adopted followed an incident when 331 chinchillas were seized from a Waukesha home in March 2015, and cared for by ...  


Otters drop series finale to Beach Bums
14 News WFIE Evansville - Jun 17, 2018

The Otters will return home for a nine-game homestand June 22-July 1, having three-game sets against the Southern Illinois Miners, Gateway Grizzlies and River City Rascals. June 22-24 against the Miners will feature Deaconess Women's Hospital Night, ...  


New law holds owners of camels causing road accidents criminally responsible

The Times of IsraelThe Times of Israel - Jun 12, 2018
“You can grow camels and allow people to build pens for them but when you don't allow camels space for grazing and water, obviously they'll look for places in areas close to roads. I haven't seen anybody talking about a problem with cows,” he said ...  


Prion disease found in camels
American Veterinary Medical Association - May 30, 2018

The article, published online in April ahead of print in June (Emerg Infect Dis 2018;24:1029-1036), indicates researchers found the prion disease among dromedaries brought to one of Algeria's largest abattoirs, by volume, for cattle, camels, and small ...  


Junior Gazelles, Silverbacks storm Dar in high spirits

New VisionNew Vision - Jun 14, 2018
Having won the previous edition in both categories, the Gazelles and Silverbacks will go out guns blazing to defend the titles in Tanzania's capital Dares Salaam 17-22 June. Flagoff 703x422. Having won the previous edition in both categories, the ...  


There are 200 goats chowing down at Bainbridge's Blakely Harbor Park. Here's why.

Kitsap SunKitsap Sun - Jun 8, 2018
The goats are no stranger to island parks: the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park District has hired the Healing Hooves herd – a business out of Edwall, Washington, that bills itself as “natural vegetation management” – for previous work at Blakely ...  


Police logs: Woman finds pigs in pool

Wisconsin Rapids TribuneWisconsin Rapids Tribune - Jun 18, 2018
At 9:26 a.m. Sunday, a Wisconsin Rapids woman reported finding three stray pigs in her in-ground pool in the 4400 block of Mohawk Street. » At 11:55 a.m. Sunday, a caller reported a pickup on fire in the 1500 block of 12th Street South. » At 12:31 p.m. ...  


First record of large-antlered muntjac in Vietnam

Science DailyScience Daily - May 24, 2018
In November 2017 -- under a biodiversity monitoring and assessment activity supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) -- scientists and conservationists of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) and ...  


Elevated androgens don't hinder dads' parenting -- at least not in lemurs

Science DailyScience Daily - Jun 16, 2018
They recorded the lemurs' engagement in five different infant care behaviors: grooming, playing, carrying, holding and "huddling," which entails snuggling close to one another in a group, with tails wrapped around each other's bodies. They then tested ...  


Hooper's big bat propels Aggies past Anteaters

The AggieThe Aggie - Jun 8, 2018
It was a rough start for the Aggies when the Anteaters hit a deep, “no doubt about it” home run to left field early in the top of the second to earn the 1-0 lead. UC Davis pitcher Chris Brown did not let the home run discourage his already troubling ...  


Tapirs of Malaysia: a neglected pride

The ASEAN PostThe ASEAN Post - May 26, 2018
Malaysia is blessed with rainforests that play host to some of the most diverse tropical ecosystems in the world. Estimated to be approximately 130 million years and older than the Amazon, Malaysia's Taman Negara takes top spot as the world's oldest ...  


Chester Zoo has a new okapi baby and it couldn't be more adorable ...

BreakingNews.ieBreakingNews.ie - May 25, 2018
An endangered male okapi has been born at Chester Zoo, making it the 68th born in a European zoo. The calf, named Semuliki by keepers, is the first for both ...  


Servals, loutres et pélicans sont arrivés à Touroparc Zoo
Le JSL - Jun 9, 2018

Ils restent pour l'heure sagement aux côtés de leur maman. Deux petits servals sont nés, il y a un mois et demi, à Touroparc Zoo. Ces félins d'Afrique, un mâle et une femelle, se reproduisent régulièrement au parc, et si l'espèce n'est pas en voie d ...  


What the… Adirondack Turkey Vultures

Adirondack Almanack (press release) (blog)Adirondack Almanack (press release) (blog) - Jun 9, 2018
Hunt noted several potential factors to the turkey vultures' increasingly northern range: an extensive interstate road system that provides tasty roadkill, the ban of DDT in the early 1970s, and a gradually warming climate over the past few decades ...  


Vampire Penguin serves up shaved snow in Sacramento

KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento - Jun 14, 2018
Looking for a way to cool down this summer? Vampire Penguin specializes in shaved snow, which its officials say is fluffier and creamier than shaved ice. Advertisement. Its most popular dish is Strawberry Cheese Cake, which includes strawberry and ...  


Pelicans' challenge in free agency? Keep the team together and somehow improve

The AdvocateThe Advocate - Jun 16, 2018
That's the task facing general manager Dell Demps, who not only needs to maintain the ground gained but also push the Pelicans toward the mammoth step into the championship conversation. It's a particularly steep one to make, making the next six weeks ...  


Gujarat: 27 flamingos electrocuted after hitting power transmission line in Bhavnagar

The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express - Jun 13, 2018
TWENTY-SEVEN LESSER flamingos were electrocuted, allegedly after hitting a high-tension power transmission line, in Kumbharwada area near Nari crossroads on the outskirts of Bhavnagar city in two separate incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Bearded Dragon

Bearded dragon shows up with SoCal family's Walmart order

KGO-TVKGO-TV - Jun 7, 2018
A family in Hemet had quite a surprise when they opened the box for a bicycle they ordered from Walmart. Inside the package was a bearded dragon. It was sitting on the seat as they lifted the bike out of the box. The lizard is native to Australia ...  


Ilya Kovalchuk to meet with Sharks

Fear the FinFear the Fin - Jun 10, 2018
Just two days off of the 2017-18 NHL season ending and things are already getting interesting in the free agency area. Last night, Darren Dreger of TSN reported today that Ilya Kovalchuk is due to visit the Sharks today in San Jose, fresh off a visit ...  


Camp Insider: Dolphins Begin Final Week Of OTAs

MiamiDolphinsMiamiDolphins - Jun 11, 2018
Chalk talk: Rookie tight ends Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe are roommates during the offseason program, and they've taken advantage of their situation to put in extra work to learn the Dolphins playbook. At the suggestion of tight ends coach Shane Day ...  


Ringworm not really a worm but a fungus contagious to pets and humans

Miami HeraldMiami Herald - May 18, 2018
Q: My American bulldog Tully has small pink and hairless circles on his belly. His vet says they're ringworms. I've been told it's very catching and that he needs to stay away from everyone. My friends say I just need to give him deworming medication ...  


Adyen IPO could unleash a backlog of fintech 'unicorns'

VentureBeatMarketWatch - Jun 13, 2018
The financial-technology sector has the second-largest number of unicorns globally, according to Kulkarni, and the consumer-lending business in particular has a few high-profile upstarts. Among them are Social Finance, also known as SoFi, and Credit ...  

Wolf Spider

'Found this giant beast': Indiana man encounters 6-inch spider at work

WTTV CBS4IndyWTTV CBS4Indy - Jun 7, 2018
The spider's three-inch leg span allows it to walk on water. It's often mistaken for a wolf spider, one of the most common large spiders found in Indiana. Collins and his coworkers caught the fishing spider and snapped a few photos of the impressive ...  

Widow Spider

Ohio man finds black widow spider in grocery store broccoli

FOX 13 News, Tampa BayFOX 13 News, Tampa Bay - Jun 19, 2018
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTOL - An Ohio man didn't just come home with produce from his grocery store, he also brought along a black widow spider. Jacob Vaughn tells WTOL he purchased fresh broccoli at a Kroger supermarket in Maumee. As he was washing off ...  


Observe butterflies on a walk, more outdoor events
Marin Independent Journal - Jun 10, 2018

Observe butterflies on a walk, more outdoor events. Learn about and observe butterflies on a naturalist-led walk through Cascade Canyon Preserve at 10 a.m. Thursday. Meet at the gate at the end of Cascade Drive in Fairfax. (Photo by Victoria Rocha).  


Behind Trump's dairy rant, a cheesed-off Wisconsin and Canada's sacred cows

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Jun 12, 2018
President Trump's weekend rant against Canada's dairy policies has deep roots in electoral politics — namely, those of Wisconsin, a state that responded to Trump's “America First” trade rhetoric and helped him win the White House. It was there, in ...  


Reframing Doves And Hawks
Seeking Alpha - May 26, 2018

When the minutes of the March 2018 FOMC meeting were released on April 11, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, a non-voting alternate member, immediately objected to one statement contained with them. According to Bullard's version, the notation ...  


Products proven to kill your cat's fleas

San Antonio Express-NewsSan Antonio Express-News - Jun 8, 2018
Vet's Best has an entire line of plant-based, chemical-free products, from sprays, wipes and shampoos to foggers and yard sprays for the outdoors that will kill fleas, flea eggs and ticks on your cat and in your cat's environment. They even boast their ...  


Discover dragonflies, butterflies at Pakenham nature reserve June 23

www.insideottawavalley.com/www.insideottawavalley.com/ - Jun 14, 2018
On Saturday, June 23, the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) invites you to Discover Dragonflies and Butterflies at the High Lonesome Nature Reserve. This outing is being led by local ecologist and nature enthusiast Ken Allison, who has been ...  


Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy tried Safeco Field's grasshoppers, and ... he probably wishes he didn't

MLB.com (press release) (blog)MLB.com (press release) (blog) - Jun 15, 2018
It's important to try things in life. You never know what you might find, and you won't find it at all if you don't try. While that's good general (and vague) life advice for everybody, it's probably a sentiment Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy doesn't ...  


Necrophilia and human centipedes: 9 works of pop culture we avoid on reputation alone

The A.V. ClubThe A.V. Club - Jun 9, 2018
Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our ...  


Millipedes Visits from the Audubon Zoo

WGNOWGNO - May 25, 2018
"If caterpillars are creeping and termites are swarming, it must be time for Audubon Nature Institute's 2018 season of “Wild Nights'' and “Insect Adventures.'' Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is once again offering opportunities for up-close ...  


James Earl Jones, Elizabeth Ashley, and More to Return to The Night of the Iguana for Benefit Reading

Playbill.comPlaybill.com - Jun 6, 2018
Much of the cast and creative team from last season's American Repertory Theatre production of The Night of the Iguana will reunite June 11 for The Acting Company benefit reading of the Tennessee Williams play. The cast will reunite Tony Award winners ...  


25 Years Later: How The Dinosaurs Of 'Jurassic Park' Have Evolved

ForbesForbes - Jun 11, 2018
Dinosaurs are featured in the first Jurassic Park for just about six minutes of its two-hour running time, and yet the movie is considered a milestone in film history. In 1993, computer-generated imagery (CGI) was still rarely used in movies. The first ...  


A look at World of Warcraft's $500 mount

PolygonPolygon - May 23, 2018
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is getting a new vendor mount. The Reigns of the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur is a giant brontosaurus with a portable auction ...  

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Paris is in the grips of a real-life 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Jun 9, 2018
You've seen computer-generated versions in the Jurassic Park films, you may have seen models in museums or theme parks, but an exhibit that opened in Paris on Wednesday lets visitors come face-to-face with the real thing: a genuine Tyrannosaurus rex.  

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Monsanto awards $500000 grant for new geospatial technology center at T-Rex incubator downtown

STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com - Jun 13, 2018
The Creve Coeur-based agribusiness company further illustrated its investment in the area Wednesday, when it awarded a $500,000 grant to T-Rex, the non-profit business and technology incubator based at 911 Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis.  


Author sets new fantasy series in Albuquerque

Albuquerque JournalAlbuquerque Journal - Jun 17, 2018
The first novel is called “Archaeopteryx” and was released in November. Darling has been hosting book signings and talks around Albuquerque and will be back for an event July 7 at Treasure House Books in Old Town. He now lives in Minnesota, where he ...  


25 Years Later: How The Dinosaurs Of 'Jurassic Park' Have Evolved

ForbesForbes - Jun 11, 2018
In the iconic scene with the Brachiosaurus, the sauropod was made, as requested by filmmaker Steven Spielberg, bigger and bigger during the animation process. Also, the movie's Brachiosaurus is based on fossil material reclassified in 2009 as Giraffatitan.  


Singled Out: Phoxjaw's Triceratops (Week in Review)

antiMUSIC.comantiMUSIC.com - Jun 10, 2018
Singled Out: Phoxjaw's Triceratops was a top story on Wednesday: UK rockers Phoxjaw released their debut EP "Goodbye Dinosaur..." earlier this spring and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the single "Triceratops". Here is the story ...  


Prehistoric 'Sea Monster' May Be Largest That Ever Lived

National GeographicNational Geographic - Apr 9, 2018
Further searching revealed five fossil pieces that fitted together to form a 3.2-foot-long bone, which the scientists identified as being from the lower jaw of an ichthyosaur. Based on the size of the bone, the scientists think this ichthyosaur was ...  


'Jurassic World: Evolution' Confirmed Dinosaurs List: Chungkingosaurus, Corythosaurus and More
Newsweek - May 8, 2018

A new gameplay video for Jurassic World: Evolution has just been released by IGN, showing off some new features. In the video, we see what a modern version of Zoo Tycoon looks like. You build facilities to research your dinosaurs, power stations to ...  


Reality Check: Who would survive a Jurassic World?
AiPT! Comics - Jun 14, 2018

Even small ornithopods like Thescelosaurus neglectus pose many of the same problems that Velociraptor would. And anyone who's seen a parrot bite knows the damage a beak like the one possessed by the goat-sized Protoceratops andrewsi could deliver.  

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