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Cat Breeding


Let's put an end to puppy mills

TheChronicleHerald.caTheChronicleHerald.ca - Oct 10, 2017
Urge government to follow British Columbia's lead in enacting regulations that set standards of care that must be met by all dog/cat breeding facilities in Nova Scotia. Remember — the sadness we feel looking into a puppy mill cage must be nothing ...  

Cat Names


The Absolute Best Cat Names From Centre County PAWS
Onward State - Sep 27, 2017

This weekend while others day drank and enjoyed the lush weather, I took a spontaneous visit to the Centre County PAWS adoption center. Missing a furry feline friend in my lonely college life, it was about time. September marks the adoption month of ...  

Siamese Cat


Lena Dunham Is Tired of Talking About Whether Her Endometriosis Will Keep Her from Having Kids

GlamourGlamour - Oct 12, 2017
People are also more than happy to share their own tales: egg freezing gone awry; a friend of a friend whose adopted child turned out to be the Bad Seed, hence would I consider a surrogate, an egg donor, or maybe a Siamese cat? And while I'm sure their ...  

Persian Cat


Impawssible! Adorable Persian cat struggles to get a popsicle stick out of a cup

Daily MailDaily Mail - Oct 9, 2017
An adorable video shows a Persian cat trying to get a popsicle stick out of a cup but his face won't fit. The fluffy kitty is sitting on a table with a glass that has a little bit of water and a popsicle stick in it. He fishes around for the stick with ...  

Bengal Cat


Beautiful Bengal Cat Explores the Canadian Wilderness with Gorgeous Travel Photos

My Modern MetMy Modern Met - Oct 6, 2017
Felines are known for their aversion to water, but the Bengal cat breed often breaks these stereotypes. With a love of the outdoors, they feel at home exploring nature—including lakes and streams. One Bengal kitty named Suki is no exception to this.  

British Shorthair


Show organisers hit paws button to beat bad weather

Herald.ieHerald.ie - Oct 16, 2017
British Shorthair, Bengal, Birmans and Sphynx were all on show. Seven judges were present at the event, which attracted nearly 90 cats of all shapes and sizes. There were also a variety of stands for people to browse around, said Karen. The show has ...  

Himalayan Cat


MHS grateful for Aiden's donations, gives tips for stray animals

The Daily NonpareilThe Daily Nonpareil - Sep 30, 2017
She is an 8-year-old Persian/Himalayan cat with a long coat that requires regular grooming. Little Bit is very scared. She would love a quiet home and would prefer to be the only cat in the home. Russell is a 4-month-old domestic short-haired cat. He ...  

Horse Breeding


Extreme horse breeding leaves animals looking like cartoons, warn vets

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Oct 12, 2017
The trend of breeding animals to make them more attractive even when it damages their health has spread to horses, vets are warning, after a stable released images showing a 'cartoon-like' colt. Extreme breeding practices have already left animals like ...  

Horseback Riding


Take the reins for horseback riding

South Bend TribuneSouth Bend Tribune - Sep 21, 2017
Although summer is probably the most popular time to go horseback riding, especially because of the camps offered at The Riding Stable, Veschak offers boarding, lessons and trail rides year round. In addition to taking trail rides near her property ...  

Horse Training


Across China: Science promises high-tech horse training methods in Xinjiang
Xinhua - Oct 8, 2017

URUMQI, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Every weekend, Zeng Yaqi, a scientist at Xinjiang Agricultural University, waits at a race course to attach heart rate monitors to horses. "In the horse racing industry, all horse trainers have their own 'tricks' to pick and ...  

Rodeo


WMAT woman seeks Miss Indian Rodeo Queen title

White Mountain IndependentWhite Mountain Independent - Oct 13, 2017
Jamie Yazzie, a 2014 graduate of Alchesay High School, is seeking sponsorships to compete for the Miss Indian Rodeo Queen 2017 title. She said the primary source of funding for hopeful contestants is via sponsorships as she received no government ...  

Freshwater Aquariums


MDC's Cape Nature Center hosts Fall Fest

Perry County Republic MonitorPerry County Republic Monitor - Oct 5, 2017
The Cape Nature Center boasts a 160-seat auditorium, three classrooms, hands-on exhibits for all ages, a scientific research laboratory, freshwater aquariums, and an indoor wildlife-viewing area. The center is located inside Cape Girardeau's North ...  

Saltwater Aquariums


The best saltwater aquariums you can buy

Business InsiderBusiness Insider - Oct 10, 2017
This being the case, it is no wonder that saltwater aquariums are so popular. What many people do not realize, however, is that cultivating a thriving marine tank is quite a challenge. Not only do you need specific equipment to keep the tank running ...  

Butterfly Watching


Spot butterflies with insect experts this weekend

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Oct 6, 2017
For nearly a decade, experts at the conservation centre have been taking advantage of this wonderful occurrence to host butterfly watching sessions. This Sunday's even is for beginners and seasoned spotters alike. The forthcoming session, hosted by Dr ...  

Beekeeping


As Beekeeping Gets Harder, Honey Vintages Come Into View
Vogue.com - Oct 13, 2017

Behind the manicured beds of chrysanthemums and towering sunflowers at Carmel Valley Ranch, a fenced-in apiary houses more than 60,000 Italian bees. John Russo, the beekeeper, manages both this enormous set of hives and the private apiary of owner ...  

Bird Watching


Quarry Park offers a new spot for bird watching

Winston-Salem JournalWinston-Salem Journal - Oct 12, 2017
Journal photo by Walt Unks -- 2007 -- Winston-Salem Journal birding columnist Ron Morris, Bird's-Eye View column. FEA 00 Bird. Walt Unks. Eastern Bluebird. Buy Now. The Eastern Bluebird — a year-round resident of Quarry Park. Ron Morris. The parking ...  

Falconry


Falconry at the Fort

WTAJWTAJ - Sep 21, 2017
What makes a bird unique and why are they the head of the vertebrate class for flying? Get your questions answered at Falconry at the Fort! Falconry at the Fort is set for Sunday, September 24 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Fort Roberdeau in Altoona.  

Parrots


Helen Macdonald: Taming goshawks and cuddling parrots
BBC News - Oct 13, 2017

The best-selling author tells how a ferocious goshawk helped her through grief, and shows the cuddly parrot she keeps company with today.  

Owls


Football: Defense keys Owls to road win at Liberty

Carroll County TimesCarroll County Times - Oct 14, 2017
Westminster came into Friday night's matchup against Liberty in a familiar situation, a game that would be for first place in the county standings. The visiting Owls started slow on offense, but thanks to a stifling defense they routed the Lions 44-7.  

Parakeets


New Rochelle house fire kills 2 pet parakeets

The Journal News | LoHud.comThe Journal News | LoHud.com - Oct 10, 2017
NEW ROCHELLE - As he watched flames tear through his family's home this morning, Noe Merlo said he felt grateful that no one was inside when the blaze ...  

Macaws


Watch: Adopt This Pet: Macaws Congo and Louie

WMUR ManchesterWMUR Manchester - Oct 5, 2017
Congo, a Green Wing Macaw was hatched in Florida 8 years ago and purchased while still needing hand feeding; he had only one owner. Congo only new his one owner and is slow to trust and to learn an environment with other people. Congo talks some ...  

Pigeons


Paris Residents Reject Mayor's Idea To Rid The City Of Pigeons
NPR - Oct 3, 2017

In fact, there are so many pigeons in the French capital officials decided to do something about it. Besides being a general nuisance, a local politician said on his website that the pigeons pose a health risk for local residents, and he thought for ...  

Conures


Officials: Exotic birds and cat found in cafe's kitchen

FOX 29 News PhiladelphiaFOX 29 News Philadelphia - Oct 5, 2017
The post goes on to say that conures are social birds that require human socialization, but will no longer be visiting at work and that this picture was taken at home. The police chief says their photos tell a much different story, "To openly contact ...  

Koi


Gasho owner hired caretaker for koi, lawyer says

Times Herald-RecordTimes Herald-Record - Sep 28, 2017
CENTRAL VALLEY — No need to carp about the koi. They will be well cared for. That's what an attorney for Taku Aoki, owner of the former Gasho of Japan Hibachi Steakhouse, said Wednesday after abandonment complaints compelled an animal protection ...  

Guinea Pig


Kansas guinea pig abandoned in mailbox finds new home | The ...

Wichita EagleWichita Eagle - Sep 25, 2017
A guinea pig that was abandoned in a Lyon County mailbox in April has a permanent home – at the Sedgwick County Zoo.  

Hamster


DC Child Who Mixed Up Petco and Pepco Gets Hamster Anyway ...

NBC4 WashingtonNBC4 Washington - Sep 22, 2017
A little girl in D.C. thought she was writing the pet supply store Petco a letter asking for a hamster. She accidentally sent her request to Pepco, the D.C. utility ...  

Ferret


The return of the black-footed ferret

The Week MagazineThe Week Magazine - Oct 8, 2017
With its silky fur and bandit-masked face, the black-footed ferret cuts a cute — if lethal — figure on the American plains. It's also the star of a great comeback story: The species was thought extinct until 1981, when a small group of ferrets was ...  

Geckos


Sticky feet evolved differently in geckos and anoles

Futurity: Research NewsFuturity: Research News - Oct 12, 2017
Two different groups of lizards—geckos and anoles—took two different evolutionary routes to developing their sticky toe pads. Researchers report that anoles seemed to commit to a single type of toe pad, one that generates lots of friction. As a group ...  

Monkeys


Many Lab Monkeys Do Better When Housed With A Pal : Shots

NPRNPR - Oct 17, 2017
In a small, windowless room at Johns Hopkins University, pigtail macaques jump around in cages. The braver ones reach out between the metal bars to accept ...  

Gorillas


Gorillas snap skid with win over Griffons
Joplin Globe - Oct 15, 2017

The Gorillas (3-4) jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter and limited Missouri Western (4-3) to a field goal through the first three quarters. The Griffons cut the lead to 10 with a touchdown with less than eight minutes to play, but the ...  

Chimpanzees


A Failure Of Intelligence Testing, With Chimpanzees : 13.7: Cosmos ...

NPRNPR - Sep 28, 2017
In 1981, the evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould's book The Mismeasure of Man hit the presses. A take-down of studies purporting to demonstrate that the ...  

Orangutans


Three rescued orangutans take their first steps back into the wild after an incredible 57 hour journey by road, boat ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Oct 9, 2017
Once they had mastered those skills, they were moved to 'data island' - a pre-release island where IAR's team gathers data on the orangutans' behaviour to assess whether they are ready for release and equipped to fend for themselves back in the forest.  

Baboons


UFS to take action over unethical research conducted on baboons

Eyewitness NewsEyewitness News - Sep 24, 2017
It's understood the animals were kept in cages and suffered stress as a result of the process.  

Mandrills


​2 baby mandrills make debut at Los Angeles Zoo

89.3 KPCC89.3 KPCC - Sep 26, 2017
Two baby mandrills have made their debut at the Los Angeles Zoo. The mandrills, a male and a female by different mothers, were introduced to the public on Tuesday. Mandrills are the largest monkey species. The adult males are known for their colorful ...  

Bonobos


'E-commerce showrooms' for men's clothing line expected on the Plaza and in Leawood

Kansas City Star (blog)Kansas City Star (blog) - Oct 4, 2017
E-retailer Bonobos is entering the area market with two “e-commerce showrooms.” Bonobos was founded in 2007 as an online site selling what it termed “better-fitting” men's pants. It later expanded with suits, shirts, jeans, swimwear, outerwear and more.  

Siamangs


At 50, Cho Cho is believed to be the oldest siamang in human care

The Suburban TimesThe Suburban Times - Aug 10, 2017
But it won't just celebrate Cho's Cho's birthday, the weekend-long event will recognize all of the zoo's primate species: siamangs, white-cheeked gibbons, black-and-white ruffed lemurs and ring-tailed lemurs. All will receive special treats and ...  

Macaques


Sign forbidding feeding macaques torn
The Nation - Sep 15, 2017

Residents had complained to officials about tourists feeding long-tailed macaques, which then gathered in the area and were run over by motorists. The gathering area is in the vicinity of a curve in the road. A Facebook image post of a macaque killed ...  

Colobus Monkeys


The Lectern (Oct. 19)
Corvallis Gazette Times - Oct 19, 2017

Nelson Ting, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon, will present "Monkeys, Migration and Microbes: Factors Shaping Migration and the Microbiome in African Colobus Monkeys." This event is part of the Anthropology Program's "Tan ...  

Tamarins


Baby Tamarins Named for Gophers Coaches Turn 2 Months Old

KSTP.comKSTP.com - Oct 10, 2017
October 10, 2017 02:09 PM. The Como Zoo in St. Paul reports a pair of baby tamarins named after the two most prominent head coaches at the University of Minnesota have turned two months old. The twin males, born Aug. 8, are named Fleck and Pitino.  

Capuchins


IN MY VIEW: Father Nick: A faithful life, a fitting example
Green Valley News - Sep 27, 2017

Capuchins preach, teach, cook and counsel. They minister in hospitals, schools, soup kitchens, parishes and in the mission fields while living a chaste, communal and simple lifestyle. For example, Father Nick helped to found one of the first Capuchin ...  

Lorises


9 Slow Lorises Rescued in Effort to Shut Down Wildlife Trafficking Network

Care2.comCare2.com - Oct 2, 2017
Law enforcement in Indonesia rescued nine endangered slow lorises and shut down a wildlife trafficking network that was using social media to sell animals. The operation was carried out by the Rapid Response Police Unit of the Environment and Forestry ...  

Tarsiers


New species of primate named after Texas A&M professor

Texas A&M The BattalionTexas A&M The Battalion - Sep 20, 2017
When it comes to seeing tarsiers, Gursky's observations would always be at night due to the fact that tarsiers are nocturnal animals. These observations were often troublesome, according to Gursky, because tarsius do not have any tapetum lucidum, a ...  

Marmosets


Marmosets surprise zoo staff with their skills

West Somerset Free PressWest Somerset Free Press - Oct 15, 2017
TWO baby common marmosets have been born at Tropiquaria zoo, Washford Cross, where parents Cubby and Mario are now hard at work rearing them. This has come as a surprise to Tropiquaria's zoological director Chris Moiser because dad Mario ...  

Alligators


The Art of Paying Attention: Alligators
Arizona Public Media - Oct 9, 2017

For more than two years, we've been telling you that Beth Surdut listens to ravens, and has paddled with alligators in wild and scenic places. The Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida recently reopened following Hurricane Irma. In 2005, she ...  

Crocodiles


Brazil: Coritiba Crocodiles stage upset, down Timbo Rex, grab last quarterfinal spot

American Football InternationalAmerican Football International - Oct 17, 2017
The Coritiba Crocodiles rewrote the playoff script in Brazil Sunday when they upset the previously undefeated and two time defending champion Timbo Rex 10-7 to advance to the quarterfinal round in the Brazilian Football League's playoffs. This was the ...  

Caiman


Jaguar v. Caiman Death Battle Photographed in Brazil

Live ScienceLive Science - Oct 2, 2017
A crocodile-like caiman became lunch for a jaguar in the Brazilian Pantanal, and a wildlife photographer was there to document every gruesome minute. United Kingdom-based wildlife philosopher Chris Brunskill shot almost 50 gigabytes of images of the ...  

Gharial


INS Gharial reaches Bangladesh's Chittagong with 62000 packs of relief material for Rohingya refugees

The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express - Sep 30, 2017
Carrying 62,000 packs of relief material as aid, INS Gharial on Saturday reached Bangladesh's Chittagong to provide assistance to approximately 4,80,000 Rohingya refugees being sheltered along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The relief materials were ...  

Amphibians


Saving amphibians from a deadly fungus means acting without knowing all the answers

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Sep 20, 2017
Amphibians are the environment's canaries in the coal mine. Their declines provide early warning signs to scientists that stressors like habitat loss, climate change, pollution and disease are making ecosystems unhealthy. Without amphibians, insect and ...  

Antelopes


Antelopes set down Sundown in district opener
Plainview Daily Herald - Oct 14, 2017

Abernathy built a 42-3 lead after three quarters and coasted to a 49-16 victory over Sundown in their opening District 2-2A, Division I game at Abernathy Friday night. The Antelopes, who are ranked No. 7 in the state, won for the sixth consecutive time ...  

Arachnids


Science Sunday: Arachnids

WANEWANE - Sep 17, 2017
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Science Central's Martin Fisher stopped by First News Sunday with an arachnid. The newest traveling exhibit at Science Central focuses on the art and science of spiders. It is open until January 7, 2018. For more information ...  

Beavers


Canzano: Going AZ... the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers are not boring

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Oct 15, 2017
Oregon or Oregon State? It's a legitimate question for the first time since the opening week of the season. The Ducks look inept and the Beavers looked competitive. Still, we have weeks until the Civil War and it might be true that the Beavers showed ...  

Buffalo


Harvey Weinstein's Buffalo years: Celebs, pols and a punch in the nose

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Oct 16, 2017
Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood film mogul now cast as a sexual predator, traces the roots of his show business dominance to his arrival at the University of Buffalo campus in the fall of 1969. It didn't take long for the kid from Flushing, Queens, to ...  

Cheetahs


How Safari West's giraffes, cheetahs and rhinos survived the Tubbs Fire

SFGateSFGate - Oct 15, 2017
Peter Lang stood firm as his wife and employees and dozens of overnight guests poured out of Safari West, outside Santa Rosa, into cars bound for anywhere but the path of flames shooting west from Calistoga toward the giraffes and cheetahs kept among ...  

Ocelot


T&T's ocelot featured on Discovery Canada

Loop Trinidad & TobagoLoop Trinidad & Tobago - Sep 27, 2017
Trinidad's largest mammalian predator, the ocelot, was recently the focus of a segment on the Discovery Canada's 'Daily Planet'. The ocelot, which is native to Trinidad and Tobago as well as parts of South and Central America, was the focus of the ...  

Deer


Deer Shot By Obsessed Fan

The Onion (satire)The Onion (satire) - Oct 9, 2017
CAMP VERDE, TX—Ambushed in broad daylight by a fanatical admirer, sources reported Monday that a local deer was shot by an obsessed fan. “All the evidence we've gathered thus far leads us to conclude that the suspect seemed fixated on the deer ...  

Elephants


Elephants mourn. Dogs love. Why do we deny the feelings of other species?

The GuardianThe Guardian - Oct 11, 2017
Last week footage of five young elephants being captured in Zimbabwe to sell to zoos travelled round the world. Parks officials used helicopters to find the elephant families, shot sedatives into the young ones, then hazed away family members who came ...  

Foxes


Vardy fit as Foxes aim to reverse West Brom trend

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Oct 14, 2017
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy in full flow against Chelsea on Sept 9. The Foxes have not won an EPL game since beating Brighton in August but Vardy has recovered from a hip injury and will line up against West Bromwich Albion tomorrow.PHOTO: REUTERS.  

Giraffes


How Safari West's giraffes, cheetahs and rhinos survived the Tubbs Fire

SFGateSFGate - Oct 15, 2017
Peter Lang stood firm as his wife and employees and dozens of overnight guests poured out of Safari West, outside Santa Rosa, into cars bound for anywhere but the path of flames shooting west from Calistoga toward the giraffes and cheetahs kept among ...  

Hippos


Fatal extraction: how demand for hippos' teeth is threatening them ...

The GuardianThe Guardian - Oct 8, 2017
The black market's insatiable demand for ivory has turned poachers' attention away from well-protected elephants to more vulnerable hippos.  

Insects


'This is very alarming!': Flying insects vanish from nature preserves

Washington PostWashington Post - Oct 18, 2017
Not long ago, a lengthy drive on a hot day wouldn't be complete without scraping bug guts off a windshield. But splattered insects have gone the way of the Chevy Nova — you just don't see them on the road like you used to. Biologists call this the ...  

Kangaroos


Tigers score with seconds left, hold off Kangaroos

The Fort Hood SentinelThe Fort Hood Sentinel - Oct 12, 2017
BELTON — Coming off of a bye week, Killeen Kangaroos were looking to start their district schedule with a win over the Belton Tigers at Tiger Field Friday night but fell short, falling 28-21. The 'Roos took an early lead with a touchdown by junior ...  

Leopards


How is Gladstone involved in saving snow leopards

Gladstone ObserverGladstone Observer - Oct 9, 2017
SNOW leopards are endemic to central and south Asia, yet one of the world's experts lives in Gladstone. CQUniversity Gladstone Associate Vice-Chancellor Owen Nevin had reason to celebrate last month when the animal was taken off the endangered ...  

Lions


Lions film review: 10 observations vs. Saints

The Detroit NewsThe Detroit News - Oct 18, 2017
Allen Park — Between the chaos of Sunday's game, and some bye week schedule adjustments, we're a day behind on our film review from the Detroit Lions' 52-38 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Sorry to leave you hanging. Here are 10 observations from the ...  

Lizards


The Courier - Your Messenger for the River Valley

Russellville CourierRussellville Courier - Oct 14, 2017
Sand Lizards destroy Trojans 59-0 - DARDANELLE -- The Sand Lizards were not happy with their very lackadaisical effort in a 42-0 shutout at West Fork in ...  

Meerkats


Baby meerkat triplets were born at the Symbio Wildlife Park in Sydney on August 31

Daily MailDaily Mail - Oct 6, 2017
The 51-second video uploaded on the park's Facebook page on Thursday shows the Meerkats shadowing their parents' every move. The post has had more than 189,000 views and more than 2,000 shares since it was uploaded. A Symbio Wildlife Park ...  

Panthers


Madden Matchup: Panthers at Bears

Panthers.comPanthers.com - Oct 19, 2017
This year, Panthers.com is showing you what Madden 18 has to say. This week, the Panthers visit the Chicago Bears on what is forecast to be a soggy Sunday. The Panthers found the end zone twice in the opening half, then let their defense do the rest in ...  

Prairie Dogs


Prairie dogs aggravate ranchers across La Plata County

The Durango HeraldThe Durango Herald - Sep 17, 2017
Prairie dogs can be a costly foe for ranchers in La Plata County, and their populations have been rising in recent years. The rodent is also an essential element of the ecosystem. A number of species – badgers, foxes, coyotes, owls, etc. – feed on ...  

Raccoons


A Home To Big Cats And Raccoons Recovers After Hurricane Irma

Maine PublicMaine Public - Oct 14, 2017
Volunteer Michelle Augustyn greets one of the twin white tigers at Kowiachobee Animal Preserve, which is located in the residential area of Golden Gate Estates in Naples, Fla. Cassi Alexandra for NPR. Co-directors Grace and John Slaby live in a home on ...  

Reptiles


How a Quarter of Cow DNA Came From Reptiles

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Oct 13, 2017
Imagine if a word in a book—say, bubble—had the ability to magically copy itself, and paste those copies elsewhere in the text. Eventually, you might bubble end up bubble bubble with bubble bubble bubble sentences bubble bubble bubble bubble like these.  

Rhinos


South Africa to restock Chad with black rhinos

ReutersReuters - Oct 9, 2017
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will relocate six endangered black rhinos to Chad where the animal was hunted to local extinction decades ago, the environment ministry in Pretoria said. If the experiment is successful, the central African nation ...  

Rodents


Rodents believed cause of fatal house fire in Green River

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Oct 11, 2017
Investigators believe rodents chewing through electrical wiring insulation started a fatal house fire in Emery County, officials said Wednesday. Green River fire crews responded to a house fire across the street from the fire department, near 100 West ...  

Squirrels


Centennial Park signs warn bicyclists of Franklin's ground squirrels

The State Journal-RegisterThe State Journal-Register - Oct 8, 2017
The term “share the trail” is taking on new meaning at Centennial Park with the addition of new signs to warn bicyclists to be on the lookout for Franklin's ground squirrels. The species is threatened in Illinois, and a colony of the reclusive rodents ...  

Tigers


Frericks' return bolsters Pingeton's Tigers | Mizzou | stltoday.com

STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com - Oct 12, 2017
Missouri's Jordan Frericks (22) grabs a rebound over Georgia's Merritt Hempe (13), right, and Goergia's Pachis Robets (11) during the first half of an NCAA ...  

Turtles


Seven rehabilitated sea turtles released into ocean

USA TODAYUSA TODAY - Oct 19, 2017
Lorraine was one of seven turtles released by staff from the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach. The turtles were rehabilitated from injuries that included ingesting fishhooks and being entangled in fishing lines. Gulfarium ...  

Tortoises


Tortoises worth Rs 5 crore smuggled for special pooja seized in Kerala

The News MinuteThe News Minute - Oct 14, 2017
Tortoises worth about Rs 5 crore and Sambar deer horns worth Rs 50 lakhs were seized by Kasargod forest officials on Saturday. Four people were arrested and two cars they were traveling in were also seized. Four white tortoises worth Rs four crore ...  

Wild Cats


Wild cats need community attention
The Register/Advertiser - Oct 10, 2017

Brownie, found floating in a manure pit after an Aylesford barn was torn down, is just one of many abandoned or feral cats rescued by members of the Berwick-based Safe Haven Animal Rescue. She has since been adopted by a family in Truro. Submitted.  

Wolves


Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild.

New York TimesNew York Times - Oct 13, 2017
NICOLET, Quebec — I'm sitting in an outdoor pen with four puppies chewing my fingers, biting my hat and hair, peeing all over me in their excitement. At eight weeks old, they are two feet from nose to tail and must weigh seven or eight pounds. They ...  

Zebras


Zeroing in on the Zebras | Sports | tahlequahdailypress.com

Tahlequah Daily PressTahlequah Daily Press - Oct 11, 2017
The importance of Tahlequah's game against Claremore on Friday can't be understated.  

Armadillo


Denton brewery Armadillo Ale Works earns medal at national beer ...

Denton Record ChronicleDenton Record Chronicle - Oct 13, 2017
Honey Please, a blonde ale by Denton brewery Armadillo Ale Works, won a third place medal at the Great American Beer Festival, the largest...  

American Bison


'World of Adventure' explores American bison restoration efforts

GrindTVGrindTV - Sep 13, 2017
This week, “World of Adventure” reveals the work of the National Wildlife Federation, alongside tribal leaders at Wyoming's Wind River Reservation, to restore wild bison back to their homeland. Error loading player: No playable sources found ...  

Manatees


Cincinnati Zoo welcomes three orphaned baby manatees from Florida

Cincinnati.comCincinnati.com - Oct 18, 2017
The orphans replace longtime resident Betsy and her companion, BamBam.  

Jackrabbit


Petitt And Bolton Pace Men's Golf at The Jackrabbit

GoCreighton.comGoCreighton.com - Oct 4, 2017
VALENTINE, Neb. – The Creighton Men's Golf team finished 13th at the Jackrabbit, which wrapped up on Tuesday. The 13-team, 54-hole tournament took place at the par-72, 7,785-yard Prairie Club Dunes course. Creighton finished with a team score of 897 ...  

Porcupine


Providence Resources completes Porcupine basin farm-in with Total

Independent.ieWorldOil - Oct 18, 2017
DUBLIN and LONDON -- Providence Resources, the Irish based Oil and Gas Exploration Company, provides an update on Licensing Option (LO) 16/27. Providence has confirmed that the agreed farm-in by Total E&P Ireland B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of ...  

Chipmunk


Chipmunks

WXPRWXPR - Oct 12, 2017
Chipmunks are a common sight here in the Northwoods, but how much do we know about them, or pay attention to them? In this episode of wildlife matters, the Masked Biologist takes you on a voyage of chipmunk discovery.  

Bull Frog


9/29/17: Mayor Bull Frog- 2017 Carolina Renaissance Festival

News Talk 94.3 WRHINews Talk 94.3 WRHI - Sep 29, 2017
Palmetto Mornings is a community-oriented program that thrives on news coming from York County Citizens, non-profits and businesses. Contact Freddi Hammer for booking information. Contact the Newsroom. Send news releases to newsroom@wrhi.com or ...  

American Crow


Westford Wildlife Watch: Sept. 2017

Westford EagleWestford Eagle - Oct 9, 2017
Some of these birds, such as Blue Jay and Black-capped Chickadee represent a welcome come-back from West Nile virus which ravaged their populations a few years ago. American Crow, that was hit hardest by the virus, has had a much slower come-back, ...  

Waxwing


The Bird Watcher: Admiring the elusive, wondrous cedar waxwing

NorthJersey.comNorthJersey.com - Sep 20, 2017
Most notably, Mother Nature spared no expense in the cedar waxwing's design, from its pinkish head (complete with a crest and a raccoon mask) to the tips of its wings, which look like they had been dipped in scarlet sealing wax. The tip of its tail ...  

Starlings


Blackpool author's dream takes flight thanks to starlings and North Pier

Blackpool GazetteBlackpool Gazette - Oct 6, 2017
Blackpool's North Pier and the spectacular aerial displays from starlings there in winter have inspired a novel from a well known resort photographer. And it is a 34-year dream come true for Rob Lock, who has signed a publishing deal for his book ...  

Finches


The Answer to Thought-to-Text Technology? Zebra Finches

InverseInverse - Oct 11, 2017
We may be one step closer in developing a way to put your thoughts into text — and it's all thanks to zebra finches, the bird most commonly found in central Australia. Scientists out of the University of California, San Diego created a brain-machine ...  

Pheasants


Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt was hot, humid but still exciting

ECM Post ReviewECM Post Review - Oct 15, 2017
Front row, from left: Micah Bergen, Ben Behr, Gage Erickson, Dario Lametti, Zachary Hatchner, Zach Wendel, Lukas Mathison, Kendall Tinklenberg,Jake Drury. Middle row, from left: Jamison Nelson, Jennifer Stuber, Jordan Bishman, Jesse Jorgenson, Nathan ...  

Anhinga


Anhinga goes by many names

Victoria AdvocateVictoria Advocate - Oct 6, 2017
The Anhinga, its proper name, is a fascinating bird not only because of its swimming habits, but also because it has three nicknames. The Spanish cross bird is its other fairly well-fitting name. In flight, its long, outstretched neck, skinny, long ...  

Spoonbill


Indian River County's Spoonbill Marsh needs almost $200000 in repairs from Hurricane Irma

TCPalmTCPalm - Sep 22, 2017
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — It will cost the county almost $200,000 to repair Spoonbill Marsh, where Hurricane Irma's heavy rain and winds created several dams and clogged water flow. Spoonbill Marsh, on the east end of 57th Street near the North County ...  

Woodpecker


Luke Kuechly is wearing a woodpecker collar to prevent concussions

For The WinFor The Win - Oct 12, 2017
The Q Collar's inspiration was drawn from the physiology of a woodpecker, which beats its head against a tree trunk several thousand times per day but does not suffer brain damage. This is because, among other advantages, a woodpecker's tongue can put ...  

Seahorses


Seahorses spoil Brattleboro's Homecoming

Brattleboro ReformerBrattleboro Reformer - Sep 24, 2017
Seahorses spoil Brattleboro's Homecoming. Brattleboro's Kyle Derosia (12) attempts to tackle Burlington tailback Kevin Garrison during the Homecoming football game at Brattleboro Union High School on Saturday. KRISTOPHER RADDER - BRATTLEBORO ...  

Sea Lions


Newport unleashes Wile E. and other plastic coyotes to scare off harbor's sea lions
Los Angeles Times - Oct 18, 2017

The city recently acquired a pack of coyote decoys that are stationed on boats and docks around Newport Harbor as scarecrows against sea lions, those coastal creatures that are charming to some but pesky to others. The portly, pungent pinnipeds often ...  

Jellyfish


Council warning on dangers of jellyfish

Evening Echo CorkEvening Echo Cork - Oct 19, 2017
CORK County Council has warned beachgoers to be wary of the Portuguese Man O' War jellyfish. The warning states that the Man O'War, which can inflict severe stings, can be found on the shore as well as in the water and that contact should be avoided.  

Sailfish


Sailfish Marina: Condo opposed to our docks is just pushing for land

MyPalmBeachPostMyPalmBeachPost - Oct 1, 2017
This summer the condo association and condo owner Benjamin Sharfi sued Great American Life Insurance Co., owner of Sailfish, to stop the project, which Buccaneer says would reduce the “fairway” between the properties' docks to 74 feet from 93 ...  

Parrotfish


Parrotfish Have Been Caught 'Farming' Coral Reefs

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Sep 15, 2017
Octopus gardens get all the attention from songwriters, but maybe it's time someone wrote a ditty about parrotfish algae farms. According to new research, the fascinating fish—also responsible for pooping out Hawaii's white-sand beaches—actually ...  

Halibut


Proposed change could help charter halibut clients in lean years

KFSKKFSK - Oct 12, 2017
Federal fisheries managers are proposing an additional change to help charter halibut fishing businesses in Southeast Alaska and the central Gulf of Alaska during lean years for the valuable bottom fish. The change would allow one non-profit ...  

Mackerel


Thomasina Miers' quick recipe for mackerel with charred spring onion salsa

The GuardianThe Guardian - Oct 13, 2017
When you're ready to eat, cook the mackerel. Rub a little oil all over each fish and season generously both inside and out. Grill, barbecue or roast the fish for 11-14 minutes, turning once, until a skewer glides into the thickest part of the flesh ...  

Toads


Lucy Mecklenburgh hints that she's split from Ryan Thomas: 'I seem to attract toads'

MetroMetro - Oct 13, 2017
It was the caption which made things pretty clear though, as Lucy wrote: 'I seem to attract frogs/toads.' Ohhh, burn. Lucy's frog-related dig matches up with the recent rumours that she and Ryan may have been on the rocks for some time. 'I seem to ...  

Salamanders


Salamanders capture the imagination

Kankakee Daily JournalKankakee Daily Journal - Oct 5, 2017
We are in quite a dry patch as of late. Depending on where you live, it has been several weeks with only minimal rain, and this isn't the first time it has happened this summer. Pastures are crispy and the wetlands I work with are all walkable. With no ...  

Tree Frog


Zoo Buddies Australian Tree Frog

Knoe.comKnoe.com - Oct 10, 2017
MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Two Australian Tree Frogs visited the KNOE studio. These frogs, otherwise known as White's tree frog or dumpy tree frog, call moist tropical parts of Australia home. Australian Tree Frogs can grow up to 4-5 inches long. The ...  

Leaf Frog


The Crystal Maze celebrity 2017 episode 2 review

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

Dart Frog


Now We Know Why Poison Frogs Don't Poison Themselves

National GeographicNational Geographic - Sep 28, 2017
New Poison Dart Frog Found in the Amazonian Rain Forest January 18th, 2017 - Deep in the Peruvian Amazon, in a region known as the Manú Biosphere Reserve, Shirley Jennifer Serrano Rojas heard something: a unfamiliar frog's croak. The sound ...  

Coral Snake


Eggs appear to be from lizards

Citrus County ChronicleCitrus County Chronicle - Oct 8, 2017
The reason I gave a thumbs up to the prospect of baby snakes on your property was because these look too small to be coral snake eggs and the other venomous snakes in our area have live birth. Any baby snakes hatching from eggs would be the ...  

Rattlesnakes


Why Marilyn Manson, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes won't play at Aftershock

Sacramento BeeSacramento Bee - Oct 10, 2017
“THIS IS NOT THE END OF RATTLESNAKES. Nor is it the end of me,” Carter wrote on Facebook. “I need some time, and so I am taking that time. I will continue to write and paint and tattoo and do all the things that I love while pursuing positive ...  

Boomslang


Watch out for the snakessss!

Independent OnlineIndependent Online - Oct 7, 2017
He had also dealt with cases of dogs being bitten by a night adder and a boomslang. While the dog bitten by the night adder on the South Coast responded well to treatment, Arnold said the owner of two dogs bitten by a large boomslang in Mount Moreland ...  

Pitviper


Scientists compete to sequence animal genomes

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Mar 30, 2017
Lurking in the nature reserves and parks of Singapore is a peculiar snake not known to many. The temple pitviper is sexually dimorphic (distinct) - the males are green while the much larger females sport black, white and yellow scales, although both ...  

Sea Snake


Minakata Kumagusu: The Meiji Polymath Who Broke the Mold
Nippon.com - Oct 16, 2017

From left to right, the lab coat he bought for the occasion, the sea snake barnacles that featured in his lecture, and one of the candy boxes he used to package specimens for presentation to the emperor. Minakata Kumagusu died in 1941 at the age of 75.  

Rat Snake


Rat snake rescued from top police officer's residence in Agra | Agra ...

Times of IndiaTimes of India - Oct 5, 2017
AGRA: A nearly seven-foot-long rat snake was rescued by the Wildlife SOS rapid response unit from the official residence of the senior superintendent of police ...  

King Cobra


King Cobra, Ghost Rider, Wolverine + 10 more new Hasbro Marvel Legends figures

SYFY WIRE (blog)SYFY WIRE (blog) - Sep 18, 2017
These detailed new figures will join the Rhode Island-based toy giant's prime six-inch Marvel Legends lineup this fall, adding King Cobra, Paladin, Black Widow with Motorcycle, Ghost Rider with Motorcycle, a Toys R Us exclusive Klaw and Shuri two-pack, ...  

Corn Snake


Pet owner shocked to discover a baby corn snake with TWO heads

The SunThe Sun - Oct 6, 2017
Martin, who breeds snakes to sell to pet shops and has several different species, says the snake was one of 17 eggs laid by a female corn snake. It hatched from its egg in his living room after 56 days in an incubator and appears to be healthy and ...  

Black Mamba


Black Mamba, Spigen outclass foes

Saipan TribuneSaipan Tribune - Oct 11, 2017
Before its fourth-quarter assault, Black Mamba was only ahead by 3 points, 63-60. Art Salazar stepped up in the final period, scoring 10 of his 15 points in that pivotal canto, while Alex Lauron and Mel Capalad combined for 12 more markers for Black ...  

Kingsnake


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

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

Python Snake


Woman startled by 26kg snake in her washing machine

Yahoo7 Be (blog)Yahoo7 Be (blog) - Oct 16, 2017
A terrified woman has had to call the police for help after she found a 26kg snake sleeping in her washing machine. Video Seven deadly snakes found slithering in five-year-old girl's bed. CLOSE. Video Seven deadly snakes found slithering in five-year ...  

Boa Constrictor


Woman is terrified to find a massive boa hiding in her washing machine

Daily MailDaily Mail - Oct 13, 2017
A villager in China was shocked to find an enormous snake inside her washing machine as she was about to do the laundry. Footage shows the boa constrictor, said to weight 26kg (57lbs), curling up and resting in the washing machine on October 7 at the ...  

Gopher Snake


'Great horned owl vs gopher snake' produces a surprising victor (video)

Earth Touch NewsEarth Touch News - Sep 27, 2017
According to Champion Ranch's Facebook page, one of its guides noticed a grounded horned owl and approached to investigate. That's when he noticed that the bird, flat on its back and still blinking, was actually wrapped in the coils of a gopher snake ...  

Indigo Snake


Feds Protect Four Florida Plants, Stall on Pinesnake
Courthouse News Service - Oct 5, 2017

It is home to at least fifteen other ESA listed species, including the Florida panther, key deer, key rice rat, eastern indigo snake, key ringneck snake, six other plant species, two butterflies, a bat and a beetle. The rockland ecosystem species are ...  

Garter Snake


Want to celebrate Reptile Awareness Day? Check out the snake hole and the "cottonmouth zone" at Back Bay

Virginian-PilotVirginian-Pilot - Oct 13, 2017
It is dark brown with bright yellowish stripes and you might first think it is a garter snake; but no, it is slenderer and ribbon-like. It likes to frequent marshes and ditches, where it dines on little frogs and snakes. I asked Ryder why the refuge ...  

Water Snake


Want to celebrate Reptile Awareness Day? Check out the snake hole and the "cottonmouth zone" at Back Bay

Virginian-PilotVirginian-Pilot - Oct 13, 2017
Ryder pointed out a little brown water snake under a plank on a wooden overlook. I couldn't see anything but its nose, but she said the snake is often there. She explained that the snake hole and the board were examples of the safe homes that critters ...  

Blue Whale


Movie on Blue Whale

Bangalore MirrorBangalore Mirror - Oct 8, 2017
A movie with a focus on youngsters who are falling prey to fatal games like Blue Whale is all set to be directed by Arun Kumar (inset) who earlier directed Loosegalu starring Murali. Arun Kumar has developed a script about the fatal game which is ...  

Humpback Whale


Scientists use drone to sample whale breath and snot

The VergeThe Verge - Oct 13, 2017
The hexacopter collecting blow from a humpback whale off Cape Cod. Photo: mSystems, 2017. Just like humans, animals have a microcosm of organisms inhabiting their bodies — which help keep them healthy. While we're just starting to explore the human ...  

Killer Whale


A Killer Whale Could Be After SeaWorld

AppsforPCdailyNew York Times - Oct 5, 2017
Killer whales sometimes hunt seals with carefully orchestrated attacks to tip them off disintegrating ice floes. Merlin Entertainments, the British-listed theme park operator, may be planning something similar with SeaWorld by trying to dislodge its ...  

Beaked Whale


Niue marine park to preserve ocean for future generations

Radio New ZealandRadio New Zealand - Oct 10, 2017
Their 18 day expedition saw some dazzling marine life, including 300 species of fish, the little known Blainville beaked whale and three species of globally endangered sea turtles. Tags: Niue. Share this. Share on Twitter · Share on Facebook · Share ...  

Right Whale


What Went Wrong With the Right Whales?

Hakai MagazineHakai Magazine - Oct 7, 2017
Dubbed the urban whale, the North Atlantic right whale has a predilection for hanging out in areas that are busy with human activity—it migrates up and down the east coast of Canada and the United States, an area choked with shipping lanes and fishing ...  

Minke Whale


Ripped to pieces by the Orcas: Incredible rare footage shows killer whales hunt down and kill a lone minke whale

Daily MailDaily Mail - Oct 12, 2017
This incredible rare footage shows the moment a pod of orcas hunt down and kill a lone minke whale. The pod of six orcas, both young and adults, are seen chasing down and surrounding the minke whale, before tearing it apart. The video also captions the ...  

Sperm Whale


Bowhead Whale


Vivid series at ImagineNATIVE documents Inuit whale hunt

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail - Oct 17, 2017
The first series episode, co-directed by Carol Kunnuk, documents a bowhead-whale hunt that took place in the summer of 2016. The ImagineNATIVE film festival will show it in Toronto in an English-subtitled version on Thursday (the program is mainly in ...  

Grey Whale


Creature ID: The Philippines 'mystery' monster is a grey whale

Earth Touch NewsEarth Touch News - Sep 30, 2017
When a boat-sized carcass washes up on shore, there's a good chance those remains belong to a whale. Determining which leviathan you're looking at, though, can be a challenge – especially after decomposition sets in. And by the time this "mystery" ...  

Beluga Whale


Baby whale rescue: experts from across U.S. treat beluga calf

KTUU.comKTUU.com - Oct 14, 2017
A rare Cook Inlet beluga whale calf, found stranded two weeks ago, is receiving around-the-clock care from a team of marine mammal experts from across North ...  

Whale Shark


Revealing the mysteries of the magnificent, elusive whale shark

SalonSalon - Sep 24, 2017
We don't know much about the whale shark, and what we do know was difficult to uncover. I know, because that's my job. As a marine biologist, my focus lies in the diversity and health of aquatic animals and their environment, at study sites from the ...  

Great White Shark


Great white shark appears in water next to bodyboarder

UPI.comUPI.com - Oct 3, 2017
Oct. 3 (UPI) -- An Australian bodyboarder's dangerously close encounter with a great white shark was caught on camera by a friend filming from shore. A video filmed Sept. 24 at a beach near Prevelley, Western Australia, shows Matt Marshall catching a ...  

Tiger Shark


This is what a tiger shark's back-off warning looks like (video ...

Earth Touch NewsEarth Touch News - Oct 11, 2017
When a diver in Australia got a little too close to a tiger shark's turtle meal recently, the predator wasted little time in telling the interloper to back off.  

Gray Seal


Cape Cod weather: Mix of sun and clouds

Cape Cod Times (blog)Cape Cod Times (blog) - Oct 15, 2017
Sally Oviatt, visiting Cape Cod from Wyoming, walks up Coast Guard Beach as a gray seal keeps a wary eye on her. Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times. By Cape Cod Times. Sunday. Posted at 7:27 AM Updated at 7:37 AM. Share. A Dense Fog Advisory is in ...  

Fur Seal


Two fur seals fatally mauled by dogs in Hawke's Bay
TVNZ - Oct 16, 2017

Hawke's Bay dog owners are being urged to keep their animals under control at the beach after two fur seals, or kekeno, pups were mauled to death over the past month. Fur seal. The Department of Conservation's acting operations manager for Hawke's Bay, ...  

Harbor Seal


Seal Pup 'Giseal Bundchen' Being Released Back Into Wild « CBS ...

CBS Boston / WBZCBS Boston / WBZ - Oct 17, 2017
SANDWICH (CBS) — After months of rehab, a harbor seal with a celebrity name is heading home Tuesday afternoon. Giseal Bundchen was rescued by Marine ...  

Elephant Seal


Deep-sea elephant seal secrets: What do they eat down there?

The San Luis Obispo TribuneThe San Luis Obispo Tribune - Sep 27, 2017
Young seals are on the beach for their Fall Haul-Out. That means they are hauling their blubber out on to the beach for a few weeks of rest. September is the beginning of the juvenile takeover of the beach. Their numbers will increase through October ...  

Polar Bear


'Huge' polar bear spotted in Iqaluit - North - CBC News

CBC.caCBC.ca - Oct 13, 2017
A polar bear was spotted on the edge of Iqaluit on Friday afternoon, prompting a handful of people to rush out for a look and wildlife officers to make sure people ...  

Brown Bear


Ready for winter? Brown bear cub wears a natural white scarf in enchanting new pictures

The Siberian TimesThe Siberian Times - Oct 5, 2017
The two year old female is a typical brown bear in every other way, fishing with her mother and playing with her sister at Kuril Lake, a caldera and crater lake also known as Kurilskoye Lake or Kurile Lake. She has a tendency to steal food from her ...  

Black Bear


Sequim Black Bear Diner's sales growth the best in franchise so far in '17

Sequim GazetteSequim Gazette - Oct 18, 2017
The wooden bears towering over customers at Sequim's Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St., may be big, but apparently so is business. Managers for the breakfast, lunch and dinner eatery, which opened in July 2012 adjacent to Sequim Holiday Inn ...  

Panda Bear


Announcing Pitchfork's 21st Live Concert

PitchforkPitchfork - Oct 16, 2017
Animal Collective (Avey Tare and Panda Bear) are set to play their breakthrough 2004 album Sung Tongs in its entirety for the first time in the group's history. More artists and acts will be announced in the days to come. The concert, presented in ...  

Koala Bear


WATCH: Koala Bear Rescued from Drilling Rig in Australia

WKRGWKRG - Oct 3, 2017
Adalaide, Australia (CBS) – A koala that took refuge on top of a drilling rig at an Adelaide construction site was rescued early on Tuesday, local Australian media reported. The koala was apparently chased off a busy road by a driver to avoid it being ...  

Grizzly Bear


Memphis Grizzlies 2017-18 Player Previews: Brandan Wright ...

Grizzly Bear BluesGrizzly Bear Blues - Oct 9, 2017
Brandan Wright is potentially the fifth-best player on the Grizzlies. Chandler Parsons appeared in more games and played more minutes than Brandan Wright ...  

Chinchillas


Golden Arrow

Seeking AlphaSeeking Alpha - Sep 22, 2017
This year Golden Arrow and SSR Mining created a joint venture to develop the Chinchillas silver-lead-zinc project located in Argentina. The project, based on mineral reserves, demonstrates positive economic results. However, in my opinion, the ...  

Otters


So cute! Trio of tiny baby otters born at Santa Barbara Zoo

The San Luis Obispo TribuneThe San Luis Obispo Tribune - Oct 18, 2017
The Santa Barbara Zoo has welcomed a litter of Asian small-clawed otters, but you'll have to wait until at least the end of the year to see them in person. The three pups born Oct. 7 are the first litter for recently paired otter couple Gail and Peeta ...  

Camels


Camels, Bolts perform well at conference meet
Gillette News Record - Oct 15, 2017

at 4A East regional meetBoys team scores: 1. Laramie, 17 points; 2. Cheyenne Central, 53; 3. Sheridan, 71; 4. Cheyenne East, 105; 5. Thunder Basin, 149; 6. Cheyenne South, 172. Girls team scores: 1. Cheyenne Central, 32; 2. Laramie 50; 3. Sheridan 88; 4.  

Dromedaries


Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
World Health Organization - Oct 9, 2017

The source of infection of the cases reported are under investigation by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture (when dromedaries are involved) in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health has identified and is following up health ...  

Gazelles


Cross Country: Gazelles Finish Third In ESD Meet
Yankton Daily Press - Oct 9, 2017

WATERTOWN — The Yankton Gazelles finished third and the Yankton Bucks finished sixth in the Eastern South Dakota Conference Cross Country Championships, held on Saturday at Cattail Crossing Golf Course in Watertown. Aberdeen Central swept the ...  

Goats


Hero dog protected family's baby goats and wild deer as wildfire ...

Fox NewsABC News - Oct 15, 2017
Hero dog protected baby goats, wild deer as wildfire 'decimated' farm.  

Pigs


3 little pigs found wandering in Caldwell | KTVB.COM

KTVBKTVB - Oct 18, 2017
BOISE -- Three piglets found running loose in Caldwell Tuesday are crying wee, wee, wee all the way home after their owner came forward to claim them.  

Muntjac


'The Magicians' Season 3 Is a "Unified Quest" to Restore Magic

InverseInverse - Oct 7, 2017
Some characters will board the Muntjac, a living Fillorian ship prominently featured in Lev Grossman's second Magicians novel. And considering the Season 3 logo featured during the panel shows a keyhole and a golden key, chances are high the Fable of ...  

Lemurs


Watch these Indianapolis Zoo lemurs eat out of a pumpkin

Indianapolis StarIndianapolis Star - Oct 13, 2017
Folks, things are getting spoopy at the Indianapolis Zoo. With less than three weeks until Halloween, the humans over at the Indianapolis Zoo are starting to get ...  

Anteaters


Aggies Annihilate Anteaters
The Aggie - Oct 6, 2017

The sun was out and shining last Thursday, Sept. 28, when the UC Davis men's soccer team took on the UC Irvine Anteaters in its first conference game of the 2017 season.Coming out of last season, the Aggies went 8-9-3 overall and 4-6 in conference play ...  

Tapirs


Tapirs to be reintroduced to Sabah
The Borneo Post - Oct 4, 2017

KOTA KINABALU: Tapirs will be reintroduced to Sabah with the cooperation between Perhilitan Department and related agencies in the state, soon. Akademi Sains Malaysia (ASM) academician Tan Sri Dr Salleh Mohd Nor said the state government had ...  

Okapi


Congo-Kinshasa: Radio Okapi Reopens Its Broadcasting Station in Kananga
AllAfrica.com - Oct 4, 2017

Kananga — Radio Okapi has resumed broadcasting locally in the Kasaï-Central province from Monday through Friday; the populations of the Kasaï-Central province can now listen to local news and programs in Tshiluba and French on the 93.0 Modular ...  

Servals


Video: Servals saplēš telti un īpatnējā veidā spēlējas

DELFI.lvDELFI.lv - Sep 18, 2017
Tās pārstāvji video aprakstā norādījuši, ka servals pats esot saplēsis telti, lai rotaļātos tā, kā viņam patīk. Redzams, ka ap telti izvietotas dažādas rotaļlietas, kas kaķim ir ērti pieejamas. Taču Džaspers šo nodarbi sarežģī, nevis vienkārši paņemot ...  

Vultures


One big plan to save African-Eurasian vultures by 2029

BirdLife InternationalBirdLife International - Oct 12, 2017
African-Eurasian Vultures are the most threatened group of terrestrial migratory birds on the planet. Many have extensive soaring migrations (and a Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppelli was recorded as the world's highest-flying bird when it collided with ...  

Penguin


Penguin out to maintain its perfect start to Bowls North West Ladies Pennant

The AdvocateThe Advocate - Oct 17, 2017
Penguin started its Division One season in style and Devonport Eagles face a daunting task. Viewmont also began on a high and with home advantage could be a hard match-up for Smithton. Port Sorell fell over the line but should be equal to the task at ...  

Pelicans


10 questions New Orleans Pelicans must answer this season

NOLA.comNOLA.com - Oct 18, 2017
Can in-their-prime big men Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins realize their staggering potential and return the Pelicans to the playoffs? Above everything else, the Pelicans need an affirmative answer to this question. General manager Dell Demps rolled ...  

Flamingos


Flamingos Flip and Flop for Cancer Awareness
Crookston Daily Times - Oct 17, 2017

The Crookston Eagles Club will be hosting an event on Friday, Oct. 20 beginning at 5 p.m. to raise money for cancer patients doctoring at RiverView Health and Altru Clinic in Crookston. All proceeds from the “Flamingos Flip & Flop for Cancer Awareness ...  

Bearded Dragon


When the Deacon met a dragon
Chicago Tribune - Oct 9, 2017

"Deacon Jeff had never held a bearded dragon before, and while apprehensive at first, he quickly learned what a gentle reptile Taylor was," Principal Tom Ruiz said. "These students loved having the opportunity to teach Deacon Jeff about their class pet.  

Sharks


Sharks frustration continues in loss to Islanders

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Oct 15, 2017
The NY Islanders' Anders Lee (27), center, is congratulated by teammates Thomas Greiss (1) and John Tavares (91) after scoring against the San Jose Sharks' in the first period of their NHL game at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, October 14 ...  

Dolphins


Dolphins O-line coach Chris Foerster resigns after video shows him snorting white powder

ESPNESPN - Oct 9, 2017
DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigned Monday after a video surfaced on social media of him snorting a white powder. Foerster said in a statement that he will seek professional help. "I am resigning from my position ...  

Ringworms


Children below six years at risk of developing maligned teeth

New VisionNew Vision - Oct 16, 2017
The camp addressed cases such as ringworms, eye ailments, HIV/AIDS, intestinal disorders and scabies. The main cause of such infections according to the health experts include poor personal hygiene, direct contact with infected persons and air borne ...  

Unicorns


Rainbows, butterflies, and unicorns: This week on the Storyteller's Night Sky

InterlochenInterlochen - Oct 9, 2017
Maybe you've heard the acronym for “rainbows, butterflies and unicorns” or “RBUs” that the urban dictionary defines as an expression used to describe an especially happy state of being about something wonderful. That's something we could all use, in ...  

Wolf Spider


Close Encounters

Virginian-PilotVirginian-Pilot - Oct 12, 2017
Steve Leigh in Kempsville took a photo a huge wolf spider, “as big as my hand.” Courtesy of Steve Leigh. Monarch butterfly. Chip Brooks photographed a handsome male monarch butterfly nectaring on milkweed in his Woodhurst yard. You can identify a male ...  

Widow Spider


Why You Shouldn't Fear the Black Widow Spider

LifehackerLifehacker - Oct 9, 2017
Spiders—especially famously venomous varieties like the Black Widow—are at the top of a lot of people's lists when it comes to fears. But unless you're incredibly unlucky, there's really no need to fear them. This is part of Lifehacker's Never Fear ...  

Butterflies


Best places on California's coast to see monarch butterflies this fall and winter

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Oct 11, 2017
Tourists love to visit California's coast in winter. So do monarch butterflies. Thousands of these hardy travelers flock to coastal areas on an annual migration from Central California to Mexico's Baja Peninsula, though their numbers have been thinning ...  

Cows


Cows size up for '100 Miles of Nowhere'

News24News24 - Oct 12, 2017
The South African edition of the 100 Miles of Nowhere was started by The Cows in 2011, emulating the iconic fundraiser started by American blogger and cycling enthusiast Eldon Nelson, and has been held at Cadence Cycle Performance Centres around the ...  

Doves


Doves and hawks in the race for Fed Chair
Financial Times - Oct 8, 2017

On a trip to Washington last week, there were two main topics of conversation. The first was whether Stephen Bannon, whom most people believed had been ...  

Fleas


Don't believe it; dogs can get fleas at a kennel
Arizona Daily Star - Sep 22, 2017

A few hours after picking him up from the kennel, we discovered he had fleas. The kennel owner said the flea life cycle was 14 days and therefore, my dog could not have gotten fleas during his stay. She said that the fleas couldn't have jumped from ...  

Dragonflies


What is on the menu for dragonflies -- ScienceDaily

Science DailyScience Daily - Oct 3, 2017
Researchers have discovered which species adult dragonflies and damselflies prey upon, as modern laboratory techniques have enabled the study of the ...  

Grasshoppers


Bourbon, grasshoppers and a Kentucky-Eastern Michigan preview

Lexington Herald Leader (blog)Lexington Herald Leader (blog) - Sep 29, 2017
On our podcast for Friday, my colleague Jennifer Smith and I discuss bourbon, grasshoppers in the press box, the Thursday demeanor of Mark Stoops and, oh yeah, Kentucky football heading into Saturday night's game against Eastern Michigan. We look ...  

Centipedes


Centipedes seen in 12-storey HDB block

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Oct 12, 2017
A number of residents living in Block 517, Serangoon North Avenue 4, have reported centipedes appearing in their homes in recent weeks. Housewife Linda Lim, who lives on the 10th storey with her husband and two children aged five and nine, said she ...  

Millipedes


Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!

Alexandria Echo PressAlexandria Echo Press - Oct 10, 2017
Millipedes are not actually insects, but are arthropods related to insects. They don't harm food, clothes, furniture, or other items within homes, although just their presence can be disturbing. We're seeing a lot of them this year because excessive ...  

Iguana


'Blue Iguana': AMP International Boards Sales On Sam Rockwell-Starrer – AFM

DeadlineDeadline - Oct 9, 2017
EXCLUSIVE: London-based sales and financing outfit AMP International has boarded crime comedy Blue Iguana and will launch footage at the AFM next month. Hadi Hajaig (Cleanskin) wrote and directs the film about a pair of ex-cons who wade into ...  

Dinosaurs


Of Dinos and Scouts: Some Mail

National ReviewNational Review - Oct 15, 2017
Below, I had a post about “dinosaurs,” or “dinos,” which is what some people are calling us pre-Trump conservatives, perhaps with justification. A reader from Israel sends this note: Here's a dinosaur joke for your amusement. A little girl is visiting ...  

Brontosaurus


Americans are dinosaur illiterate — and that's bad for science

SalonSalon - Sep 24, 2017
In 1903, the brontosaurus was revealed to be practically fake — the skeleton dubbed “brontosaurus” was simply a more complete apatosaurus than previously discovered — but you probably wouldn't know that if you consumed mostly children's media.  

Tyrannosaurus Rex


Fascinated by fossils: Winona State displays dinosaur fossils on National Fossil Day

Winona Daily NewsWinona Daily News - Oct 11, 2017
Waleed, 4, says his favorite dinosaur is the Tyrannosaurus rex. Kailee, also 4, says her favorite is the “big, big, big, big one” — emphasis on the bigs. Wednesday's National Fossil Day exhibit at Winona State University drew a steady crowd of ...  

T Rex


Why T. Rex's Puny Arms Are a Sign of Strength

National GeographicNational Geographic - Sep 30, 2017
When T. rex was described in the early part of the last century, it was the biggest meat eater that had ever been seen, and it's still the biggest. It's huge, with this ferocious bite. Paleontologists who have looked at the biomechanics of the T. rex ...  

Archaeopteryx


New dinosaurs take flight exhibit at High Desert Museum

Bend BulletinBend Bulletin - Sep 28, 2017
A new exhibition to open at the High Desert Museum Oct. 14 will feature art, displays and fossils of the Archaeopteryx, considered the first bird by paleontologists. The exhibition, “Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx,” will include more ...  

Brachiosaurus


Apple reveals new emoji coming soon to iOS 11.1

Irish ExaminerThe Verge - Oct 6, 2017
The animals section is growing with the addition of a giraffe, a zebra, a hedgehog, what looks like a Brachiosaurus, and an insect that I think is a cricket but might be a grasshopper. If there are any paleontologists or entomologists reading, let me ...  

Triceratops


Big deal Thornton triceratops gets “Tiny” name from Brantner ...

The Denver PostThe Denver Post - Oct 11, 2017
The recently unearthed Thornton triceratops officially has a name: Tiny. Students at Brantner Elementary School in Thornton selected the name, which was ...  

Ichthyosaur


'Fake fin' discovery reveals new ichthyosaur species

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Oct 10, 2017
In 1979, after inspecting several ichthyosaurs from the UK, palaeontologist Dr Robert Appleby announced a new type of ichthyosaur called Protoichthyosaurus. He also named two species, P. prostaxalis and P. prosostealis. Other scientists, however ...  

Corythosaurus


The Case of the Headless Corythosaurus

Scientific American (blog)Scientific American (blog) - Apr 19, 2017
His colleague Charles Gilmore later used this fossil to name the dinosaur Corythosaurus excavatus. But was there ever anything more of the dinosaur? Sternberg didn't leave good notes behind – a pet peeve of modern paleontologists – so there was no way ...  

Protoceratops


Help name SIU's dinosaur

Daily EgyptianDaily Egyptian - Jan 22, 2017
Bragging rights and a $50 scholarship are offered to whoever submits the winning name for the Protoceratops, a herbivore that commonly inhabited Western Asia 70 million years ago. The geology department launched the contest Wednesday on Desire 2 ...  

 
 
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