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Cat Breeding


Cryptocurrency cat breeding game craze posts $4.8m of transactions

CNBCNew Zealand Herald - Dec 6, 2017
The online cat breeding game, which has been likened to both Beanie Babies and Pokemon, has taken the crypto-world by storm, reports The South China Morning Post. Based on Ethereum's blockchain, the game allows users to breed, buy, and sell kittens ...  

Cat Names


Holt Cat names new CEO and president

Rental PulseRental Pulse - Dec 3, 2017
Holt Cat names new CEO and president. December 2017. Holt Cat, San Antonio, the Caterpillar® equipment and engine dealer for South, Central, North and Northeast Texas, has named Peter Holt as CEO and Corinna Holt Richter as president. Effective Jan. 1 ...  

Siamese Cat


See how far this Gardens Siamese cat leaps for Guinness World Record

MyPalmBeachPostMyPalmBeachPost - Dec 12, 2017
Bud D. Boy, owned by Scott Sturtz, practices long jumps at the Moose Lodge in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on December 8, 2017. Bud D. Boy, a 9-year-old, 11-pound Siamese cat from Palm Beach Gardens, attempted to set a Guinness World Record of the ...  

Persian Cat


Fur, Fins and Feathers: This show is the cat's meow

SouthCoastToday.comSouthCoastToday.com - Dec 10, 2017
Isidorio recalls that she became interested in champion cats in 1990 after she purchased a Persian cat charm to wear on her charm bracelet. When the store clerk noted that the woman's mother wanted to find a new home for a Persian that she couldn't ...  

Bengal Cat


Missing Bengal cat from Porthleven stuns students and staff 20 miles away at Truro College with mysterious visit

Cornwall LiveCornwall Live - Nov 17, 2017
Missing Bengal cat from Porthleven stuns students and staff 20 miles away at Truro College with mysterious visit. This will be the most a-meow-sing story you read all day. Share; Comments. By. Tom Gainey. 09:21, 17 NOV 2017; Updated 10:08, 17 NOV 2017 ...  

British Shorthair


Mersey Cat Fanciers Club show at Devonport Show Grounds 2017

The AdvocateThe Advocate - Nov 23, 2017
Cute cats: Jehanne British Shorthair Cattery owner Jane Hayes, of Squeaking Point, with a British shorthair mum and son, which will be on display at the show this Saturday. Picture: Phillip Biggs. Some very special breeds will be part of the Mersey Cat ...  

Himalayan Cat


'Claw' enforcement cat takes social media by storm

The ColoradoanThe Coloradoan - Apr 2, 2017
A Himalayan cat named "Officer Buttersworth" took social media by storm Saturday.  

Horse Breeding


Prosecution: Williams spent $200K of charity funds for horse breeding

Fredericksburg.comFredericksburg.com - Nov 17, 2017
Anne Williams, former owner and operator of Peaceable Farm, allegedly used more than $200,000 of donated money to purchase horses and equipment for breeding, rather than rescue horses as was her nonprofit's mission, according to the Orange County ...  

Horseback Riding


Ryan Zinke Flew to Horseback-Riding Date With Mike Pence on Taxpayers' Dime

New York MagazineNew York Magazine - Dec 8, 2017
On July 7, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had a late-afternoon date to ride horses with Mike Pence in Washington, D.C. But earlier that morning he had meetings in Yorktown, Pennsylvania, leaving him two choices: Drive six hours round-trip and miss the ...  

Horse Training


At least 35 horses died in Lilac fire at San Luis Rey Downs training center

OCRegisterThe San Diego Union-Tribune - Dec 9, 2017
The Lilac Fire ripped through a popular Bonsall horse training facility, forcing trainers to release hundreds of thoroughbreds who ran loose through the facility as their barns burned to the ground. David HernandezContact Reporter. As the Lilac fire ...  

Rodeo


Wrangler National Finals Rodeo daily schedule — Tuesday, Dec. 12 ...

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Dec 12, 2017
Here's the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo daily schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 12.  

Freshwater Aquariums


Swings above hot tubs and tropical-garden bathrooms are the new trends in Irish penthouses

Independent.ieIndependent.ie - Nov 17, 2017
Sky bars, state-of-the-art home cinema rooms, freshwater aquariums, glass stairwells and five-star, spa standard bathrooms. Then there are those who can't live without a swing over their indoor hot tub. Dublin's new generation of penthouse dwellers ...  

Saltwater Aquariums


How to maintain a saltwater aquarium

thepress.netthepress.net - Nov 30, 2017
The intense colors and beauty of saltwater marine life compels many people to consider setting up saltwater aquariums in their homes or places of business. And while modern technology has revolutionized the way personal saltwater aquariums are kept ...  

Butterfly Watching


Volunteers Help PEEC And Los Alamos County Clean Up Fencing In Acid Canyon

Los Alamos Daily PostLos Alamos Daily Post - Nov 14, 2017
PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive ...  

Beekeeping


Oceanside Monk Leaves A Sweet Legacy Through Beekeeping

KPBSKPBS - Dec 13, 2017
Above: Brother Blaise teaches young visitors how to use a hot knife in his honey shop at Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside on November 19, 2017. Prince of Peace Abbey sits at the top of a hill in Oceanside, about two miles east of the Pacific Ocean ...  

Bird Watching


Joy of Bird-Watching in Sights and Sounds, Not Details

The PicayuneThe Picayune - Dec 14, 2017
The bird on the left is a blue jay; the other is a bluebird. Bring both species to your backyards with three things: food, water, and cover. Joy of Bird-Watching in Sights and Sounds, Not Details. Picayune News · By Daniel Clifton. December 14, 2017 ...  

Falconry


Qatari sheiks pursue passion for falconry in documentary 'The Challenge'

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Dec 7, 2017
It's hard to single out just one image from Yuri Ancarani's beautifully photographed experimental documentary “The Challenge” that stands out above the others, but one of the film's first shots is especially memorable. On a journey to the desert for a ...  

Parrots


Why Can Parrots Talk and Other Birds Can't?

Mental FlossMental Floss - Dec 14, 2017
If you've ever seen a pirate movie (or had the privilege of listening to this avian-fronted metal band), you're aware that parrots have the gift of human-sounding gab. Their brains—not their beaks—might be behind the birds' ability to produce mock ...  

Owls


Hoo knew? Snowy owls flock to Cleveland for winter | cleveland.com

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Dec 6, 2017
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Snowy owls are landing in great numbers along the Lake Erie shoreline, dazzling Clevelanders who aren't used to seeing the fluffy, white birds perching on piers or break walls. The birds are unusual in Cleveland. Last year the ...  

Parakeets


Woman Accidentally Kills Her 9 Parakeets While Cooking a Turkey

PETA (blog)PETA (blog) - Dec 8, 2017
According to a viral Facebook post, a family's belated Thanksgiving dinner turned tragic when nine of the caged parakeets they kept as animal companions died suddenly. The woman who wrote the post claims that the birds died after breathing in noxious ...  

Macaws


Jurong Bird Park helping to save rare blue macaws

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Nov 16, 2017
Jurong Bird Park received a Spix's macaw and two Lear's macaws from Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation in Qatar, and the same from the Germany-based Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots. In the wild, however, the Lear's and Spix's macaws ...  

Pigeons


Birds understand abstract concepts like space and time, according ...

Sci-News.comQuartz - Dec 6, 2017
Pigeons are probably not thinking at the level of philosophers. But we now know their bird brains can handle the abstract concepts of time and space. They even seem to experience these abstractions quite like humans. Neuroscience and cognitive research ...  

Conures


Birds of a feather flock to exotic expo

The Bakersfield CalifornianThe Bakersfield Californian - Jul 11, 2017
Birds like these conures will be available for purchase at the Exotic Bird & Animal Expo happening at the Kern County Fairgrounds on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors there will also be selling rabbits, reptiles, cages, food, toys and more. Courtesy ...  

Koi


Mocha Musings: The rush of time halted by a koi look

Ashland Daily TidingsAshland Daily Tidings - Dec 5, 2017
Are you as surprised as I am that it is December already? Whoosh. There went another year, or so it seems. I am coming to the unsettling conclusion that it is, indeed, true that the older we get, the faster time goes. And so, winter is upon us once ...  

Guinea Pig


Looking for a novel gift? Buy a guinea pig
The Dickinson Press - Dec 4, 2017

Want a guinea pig?” Or you can be sly, and ask, “On a scale of one to ten for awesome Christmas gifts, where would you put a guinea pig?” If the person replies, “I would put that guinea pig right in your lap,” then you may have to rethink your gifting ...  

Hamster


FUNNY SIDE UP: Joys of owning a hamster

Belleville IntelligencerBelleville Intelligencer - Dec 5, 2017
BELLEVILLE - In a rare sally, I present the first of a two-parter on the 20th anniversary of when my kids got their first hamster. (Time flies when you're having fun, not.) “Mom, it won't cost much, really. They're having a special on hamster cages ...  

Ferret


Kansas Nature Center Helps Protect Black-Footed Ferret | Kansas ...

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report - Dec 2, 2017
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A ferret species once thought to be extinct is making a modest comeback on the prairie, thanks to the work of staff at a Kansas nature center and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists.  

Geckos


MBA eliminates SIS Geckos, to clinch semis
Marianas Variety - Dec 14, 2017

The SIS Geckos reassessed their defensive plans focusing on stopping Lee and Park. They managed to minimize their output at the second canto but continued to struggle as well as only AJ Hudkins could get passed MBA's wall of defense with six points ...  

Monkeys


Can Monkeys Befriend People? Experts Weigh In.

National GeographicNational Geographic - Dec 4, 2017
The friendship between a boy and a troop of monkeys may have been misconstrued, but the possibility of such a bond isn't out of the question. Boy and Wild Monkeys Make Unlikely Friends. By Sarah Gibbens. PUBLISHED December 4, 2017. In a small village ...  

Gorillas


New study: Gorillas fare better in logged forests than chimps

Mongabay.comMongabay.com - Dec 11, 2017
As timber companies move into Central Africa's forests, apes increasingly have to find ways to survive in the altered forests they call home. Scientists still don't know the full impact of logging on many animals, but now a new study suggests that ...  

Chimpanzees


Just like humans, chimpanzees warn others of impending danger

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Nov 16, 2017
To find out, Crockford and her colleagues ran a series of experiments in which they placed a fake snake made of chicken wire and plaster of Paris in the expected path of wild chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest in Uganda. In the first set of tests, the ...  

Orangutans


From dogs to orangutans

Leicester MercuryLeicester Mercury - Dec 10, 2017
From dogs to orangutans - animals loving the snow in Leicester and Leicestershire. Everyone is getting in on the snow action. Share; Comments. By. Katrina Chilver. 14:18, 10 DEC 2017. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you ...  

Baboons


Tracking Cape Town's food-raiding baboons

Deutsche WelleDeutsche Welle - Dec 1, 2017
As part of her PhD work, she studied the conflict between baboons and humans in South Africa. In cooperation with the University of Cape Town, she developed guidelines to better manage the relationship between baboons and urban communities. DW: Baboons ...  

Mandrills


The Secret Life Of The Zoo: Channel 4 unveils Chester Zoo's colourful menagerie

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Nov 18, 2017
FROM red pandas to blue-faced mandrills, The Secret Life Of The Zoo shines a light on Chester Zoo's colourful menagerie. By Vicki Power. PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sat, Nov 18, 2017. 0. THE SECRET LIFE OF ZOO CHANNEL 4. Jung the Red panda and ...  

Bonobos


How Andy Dunn of Bonobos Tackles His Workday

New York TimesNew York Times - Dec 8, 2017
As the founder and chief executive of Bonobos, Andy Dunn, 38, lives the hectic life of an entrepreneur. From back-to-back meetings to tracking his Fitbit, Mr. Dunn has been trying to carve out more “me time.” Here is his (not always successful ...  

Siamangs


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

The Suburban TimesThe Suburban Times - Aug 10, 2017
12 and 13. 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 ...  

Macaques


HOW LONG-TAILED MACAQUES USE TOOLS IN THE WILD

Daily MailDaily Mail - Nov 17, 2017
Extracting encased foods: Macaques eat coconuts and remove the husk using their teeth - and when the coconut is hard and ripe, the pound it on a hard surface to crack it open to eat. Processing food: The macaques mostly showed a preferences for slimy ...  

Colobus Monkeys


Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro: How two brothers climbed Africa's highest peak

The HinduThe Hindu - Nov 22, 2017
We perfected minimising getting in and out of our tent — anything to save our breath. We made light of our sleepless nights on the slopes, with the Colobus monkeys' loud screams and the endlessly-sliding sleeping bags. The bright core of the Milky Way ...  

Tamarins


Clemson scientist shares story of discovering learning behaviors in non-human primates

Clemson NewsstandClemson Newsstand - Nov 16, 2017
By providing food to their young, adult tamarins are teaching their kids how to find nutritious, healthy foods among the wealth of options – some of which are toxic – that exist in the Atlantic coastal forest of Brazil. “The tamarin diet is very ...  

Capuchins


Detroit, Caseys and Capuchins celebrate Blessed Solanus

National Catholic ReporterNational Catholic Reporter - Nov 21, 2017
Hung high above Ford Field's end zones, electronic banners celebrate the beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey 60 years after his death. (William E. Odell). These two Capuchins, vice-postulators of the cause for canonization, explained that a steering ...  

Lorises


In search of the fireface: The precarious, scandalous lives of the slow lorises of Java

Mongabay.comMongabay.com - Nov 27, 2017
Primatologist Hélène Birot and three Indonesian trackers cast their beams into them from time to time, looking for Javan slow lorises (Nycticebus javanicus). I'm shadowing a team from the Little Fireface Project (LFP), a research and conservation ...  

Tarsiers


Eyes larger than their brains

TempoTempo - Nov 23, 2017
There we met the so-called Tarsier Man, Carlito Pizzaras. Pizzaras manages and take care of the tarsiers in the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary located in Corella, Bohol. Pizzaras shared that he inherited his love for tarsiers, and other animals, from his ...  

Marmosets


Extra Males Make These Endangered Monkeys Grow Big and Strong

Inside Science News ServiceInside Science News Service - Dec 7, 2017
Golden-headed lion tamarins belong to a particularly adorable tribe of South American monkeys called callitrichids, which includes marmosets, tamarins and lion tamarins. While other female primates often act as single parents, callitrichids have an ...  

Alligators


ksdk.com | 'Alligators and water moccasins everywhere': Lost ...

KSDKKSDK - Dec 9, 2017
A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue helicopter rescues one of two hikers who were lost hiking the Florida Trail in the Everglades on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Collier County Sheriff's Office. Two hikers lost in the Everglades were rescued Friday morning by helicopter ...  

Crocodiles


Prehistoric Crocodiles Ruled Ancient Peru

GotScience.orgGotScience.org - Nov 30, 2017
These deposits have preserved fossils from the Miocene era, including the seven species of prehistoric crocodile. Three of these species are entirely new to science, the most unusual of which is Gnatusuchus pebasensis, a short-faced caiman with small ...  

Caiman


Awesome Animal Video: Jaguar vs. Caiman on “Big Cat Week”

TVOvermindTVOvermind - Dec 14, 2017
The jaguar vs. the caiman on Big Cat week seems almost like mismatch. The caiman is a cousin to the crocodile and since these creatures can go on land or in water you would kind of think that the jaguar has no real chance when it comes to an aquatic ...  

Gharial


Search for new male gharial to start after polls

The Kathmandu PostThe Kathmandu Post - Dec 7, 2017
Dec 7, 2017-Gharial conservation, which was affected with the death of the only male gharial in May, has been further hit, as search for a new one is yet to start. The last alpha gharial, belonging to the Chitwan National Park (CNP), had died on May 25 ...  

Amphibians


The One Weird Reason Amphibians Avoid Winter

ForbesForbes - Dec 4, 2017
Cartoon Of The Day , Contributor A home for art by some of America's most interesting cartoonists Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Kirk Anderson. Kirk Anderson/Cartoon of the Day. FUN FROG FACTS! Dear Fun Frog Facts: My grandpa ...  

Antelopes


St. John's vs. Grand Canyon: preview, how to watch

Elite Sports NYRumble In The Garden - Dec 5, 2017
St. John's enjoyed a second half feast against the Sacred Heart Pioneers before heading west for a pair of matchups against Phoenix-area hoops programs. First is the game against Grand Canyon Antelopes out of the Western Athletic Conference. In their ...  

Arachnids


Tiny Spider Gobbles Tadpole in Never-Before-Seen Behavior

Live ScienceLive Science - Dec 6, 2017
Instead of weaving webs, these arachnids typically pounce on prey. They likely have the best vision of any land-dwelling invertebrate, Ahmed told Live Science in an email. (This fact was made semifamous in a much-beloved Twitter thread in which a ...  

Beavers


Oregon State football to add Trent Bray, former Beavers linebacker ...

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Dec 6, 2017
Bray spent the past three seasons at Nebraska as linebackers coach under Mike Riley and has served as the interim coach since the school fired Riley on Nov. 25.  

Buffalo


A look inside UB's new medical school

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Dec 6, 2017
Simulation centers for patient care. Robotic surgical training. Life-sized medical mannequins that talk and help teach tomorrow's doctors. The new home of University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences blends traditional and ...  

Cheetahs


Cheetahs, world's fastest cats, can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds

USA TODAYUSA TODAY - Dec 4, 2017
The spotted fur flashes by, a blur against scrubby trees and parched grass. An adult cheetah running is a vision of grace under pressure. The phenomenal speed of the world's fastest land animal — it can go from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds — is ...  

Ocelot


Report: Ocelot, Sagebrush Lizard Among Endangered Species Undercut by Politics

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)Center for Biological Diversity (press release) - Dec 14, 2017
Today's report includes the imperiled ocelot and dunes sagebrush lizard, which were nominated by the Center for Biological Diversity, a coalition member. One of the biggest risks to the ocelot's survival is President Trump's proposed U.S.-Mexico border ...  

Deer


Wandering herd of deer caught on video in Eastport
Bangor Daily News - Dec 11, 2017

Tess Ftorek of Eastport posted a video to her Facebook account last Tuesday that she thought would surely shock many of her Maine friends. In it, a herd of deer — perhaps 10 or 12 — meandered around on a lawn as Ftorek and her husband, Steve, sat in ...  

Elephants


Wild elephants making life hard for these villagers

Bangkok PostBangkok Post - Dec 12, 2017
Manu Thongyaem, kamnan of tambon Huay Sat Yai, said the threat from elephants was getting worse in the Ban Pa La-u area, with raids now being reported almost everynight. Some orchards suffered only slightly, but others sustained serious damage, he said ...  

Foxes


Fleet Foxes Plot 2018 U.S. Tour

RollingStone.comRollingStone.com - Dec 5, 2017
Fleet Foxes will tour southern United States next spring in support of their latest album, 'Crack-Up.'  

Giraffes


A new job for the power company: Feeding giraffes

Washington PostWashington Post - Dec 5, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Some humans consider mulberry trees little more than oversize weeds, but Stella the giraffe loves them. Her long, gray tongue snakes around the leaves and plucks them from their branches with elegant efficiency. Stella's mother, Abby ...  

Hippos


Uganda hippos seal their place among the top 4 in COSAFA under 20 tournament

Kawowo SportsNTV Uganda - Dec 11, 2017
The Hippos were, however, made to work for their semifinal place after coming from behind to hold Malawi's Young Flames at the Copper Mines Stadium. Uganda hippos seal their place among the top in COSAFA under 20 tournament. Info. Shopping. Tap to ...  

Insects


Garden Variety: Insects are common on tropical plants during winter
Lawrence Journal World - Dec 9, 2017

Winter is a great time to add to or start a collection of indoor plants, but sometimes plants carry unwanted hitchhikers with them. Mealybugs and scale insects are common on tropical plants this time of year, and may even be found on plants being sold ...  

Kangaroos


It's just a jump to the left! Amazing moment three kangaroos hop in unison at the exact same moment as a flock of ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Dec 11, 2017
They might be one of Australia's most iconic land animals, but these kangaroos' moves seem to have more in common with synchronised swimming. Startled by a flock of galahs, the three marsupials from the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs were caught ...  

Leopards


Leopards' press handcuffs Hubs

Herald-Mail MediaHerald-Mail Media - Dec 9, 2017
Rodriguez scored four points with fancy ball-handling out of the gate and Grove did her best work in the paint with a run of five points as the Leopards took the 15-0 lead in first 6:10. North broke the ice on a basket by Jalee Foster with 1:28 ...  

Lions


Detroit Lions reeling, clinging to faint playoff hope vs. Buccaneers

Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press - Dec 9, 2017
Dwight Freeney has seen it happen before. Twice. In 2010, Freeney was on an Indianapolis Colts team that looked nothing like a playoff contender as it entered the final quarter of the season. The Colts, coached at the time by Jim Caldwell, had lost ...  

Lizards


Lizards re-evolved eggs after thousands of years of live births

New ScientistNew Scientist - Dec 5, 2017
Which came first, the lizard or the egg? In the case of at least one lizard, we have an answer: the live-bearing lizard came first and only later evolved the ability to lay eggs. It's a rare example of a species re-evolving a complex trait that had ...  

Meerkats


Watch: Meerkats have a cracking time at Edinburgh Zoo

The Sunday PostThe Sunday Post - Dec 7, 2017
Alison Maclean, Team Leader for Carnivores at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo said: “It's always fun to usher in the holiday season by giving our animals some Christmas themed enrichment. “Meerkats are very inquisitive so they really enjoy exploring all the ...  

Panthers


Panthers vow to bounce back

Panthers.comPanthers.com - Dec 8, 2017
"I don't think we'll have two bad games in a row," Peppers said. "The preparation will be where it needs to be, and I have confidence in these guys coming back and rectifying what went wrong last week." A week after losing at the Saints in a game for ...  

Prairie Dogs


Biologists With Drones And Peanut Butter Pellets Are On A Mission To Help Ferrets

NPRNPR - Dec 10, 2017
"Prairie dogs are Chicken McNuggets of the prairie, where so many species eat them," Bly said. But in recent years, prairie dog towns across the American West have been exposed to a deadly disease called sylvatic plague. While it's treatable in humans ...  

Raccoons


Which animals are smartest: Dogs, cats or ... raccoons?
Colorado Springs Gazette - Dec 7, 2017

photo - In the battle of the brains, raccoons measure up to dogs - by In the battle of the brains, raccoons measure up to dogs - by one measure, at least. Washington Post photo by Linda Davidson. View Gallery Log in to comment. Cat people and dog ...  

Reptiles


Thomas Fire | Atascadero City Hall shelters reptiles | The Tribune
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - Dec 10, 2017

Atascadero City Hall played host to a small army of turtles and tortoises when their Ojai conservancy was threatened by the Thomas Fire.  

Rhinos


England star Forsell becomes Leeds Rhinos Women's first signing

Yorkshire Evening PostYorkshire Evening Post - Dec 8, 2017
I have lived in the city all my life and went to University here and then luckily got my dream job working in the community for Leeds Rhinos Foundation. “I have just come off the back of a great season in the first Women's Super League competition with ...  

Rodents


PETA Is Mad At OHSU For Intoxicating and Euthanizing Small Rodents

Willamette WeekWillamette Week - Dec 5, 2017
Last week, People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals criticized Oregon Health and Science University for a "stupid and bizarre" experiment involving prairie voles. The experiment was meant to test the effects of alcohol on monogamous relationships ...  

Squirrels


Big Data: Feeding the squirrels

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - Dec 8, 2017
720: That's the number of nuts that researchers gave to a group of 45 wild Eastern fox squirrels who lived on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. What happened next is the subject of a paper published in the latest issue of the Royal ...  

Tigers


Tigers land Diamondbacks OF Reyes in Rule 5 draft

The Detroit NewsThe Detroit News - Dec 14, 2017
The Tigers' 2018 remodeling job continued Thursday when they grabbed Diamondbacks switch-hitter Victor Reyes, 23, with the first pick of the 2018 Rule 5 draft. Reyes batted .292, with a .332 on-base percentage, in 126 games at Double-A Jacksonville in ...  

Turtles


Ojai turtles needed shelter from the Thomas Fire, and Atascadero ...

Ventura County StarVentura County Star - Dec 10, 2017
Humans weren't the only ones to seek shelter in San Luis Obispo County from the fires ravaging Southern California; a small army of Ojai turtles and tortoises found refuge in the basement of Atascadero City Hall.  

Tortoises


Nearly 100 tortoises and turtles evacuated from nonprofit conservancy in Ojai

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Dec 6, 2017
Keeping the rarest turtles safe and comfortable is their life's work for managers of the nonprofit Turtle Conservancy's Behler Chelonian Center in Ventura County, where ashes were falling like snow on Tuesday as they scrambled to evacuate their ...  

Wild Cats


Letter: Voicing Opposition to Trophy Hunting Arizona's Wild Cats
Arizona Daily Star - Dec 12, 2017

Collecting petition signatures with a coalition of wildlife advocates for Arizonans for Wildlife's 2018 ballot initiative at the Fourth Avenue Fair was amazing with overwhelming response from all demographics of people. Even hunters expressed objection ...  

Wolves


Steve Reevis Dies: 'Fargo' & 'Dances With Wolves' Actor Was 55

DeadlineDeadline - Dec 14, 2017
Steve Reevis, an actor known for playing Shep Proudfoot in the Coen brothers' Fargo and also appeared in the Best Picture Oscar winner Dances With Wolves, died unexpectedly on December 7 of unknown causes while at home on the Blackfeet reservation in ...  

Zebras


Lady Zebras lose 54-37 to Jenks in consolation finals
Claremore Daily Progress - Dec 11, 2017

TULSA — The Claremore Lady Zebras got an up-close example of Class 6A-style as they suffered a 54-37 defeat to Jenks Saturday afternoon at the Bishop Kelley Invitational basketball tournament. The game was for the consolation final and fifth place in ...  

Armadillo


Local Artist Daryl Howard & The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar | KXAN ...

KXAN.comKXAN.com - Dec 2, 2017
The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is an Austin Christmas staple featuring music, food, unique gifts and amazing art. Daryl Howard is one of the artist featured, and we got a chance to visit her awesome studio and learn more. Art for you, gifts for them ...  

American Bison


Elmwood Park Zoo Euthanizes American Buffalo

Patch.comPatch.com - Nov 22, 2017
NORRISTOWN, PA — A beloved American bison was euthanized at Elmwood Park Zoo on Wednesday. Tatonka, a 20-year-old male American bison, had been suffering from osteoarthritis for two years. "Tonk is very loved and he will be greatly missed," said Al ...  

Manatees


Aquarium experts at Pittsburgh Zoo help with rescue of manatees

Scientific AmericanPittsburgh Post-Gazette - Dec 8, 2017
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium staff recently assisted with other marine experts to help rescue 10 stranded manatees in South Carolina and relocate them to safer waters. PPG Aquarium's Paul Moylett, curator of aquatic life, and Joe Gaspard, director of ...  

Jackrabbit


Jackrabbit Duo To Shrine Game

WNAXWNAX - Dec 10, 2017
South Dakota State University football players Jacob Ohnesorge and Jake Wieneke have received invitations to play in the East-West Shrine Game next month in St. Petersburg, Florida. A native of Waunakee, Wisconsin, Ohnesorge brings a string of 51 ...  

Porcupine


Virginia Zoo porcupine turns 3-years-old | WTKR.com

wtkr.comwtkr.com - Dec 7, 2017
The 3-year-old porcupine had many zoo friends to help him celebrate the occasion, and even a birthday cupcake as is displayed in a photo form the Virginia Zoo's Instagram page.  

Chipmunk


OPINION: The chipmunk paradox
Petoskey News-Review - Dec 14, 2017

Honestly, I'm not sure how this story ends, so let me get that out of the way. But it starts with a chipmunk nibbling a seed at gunpoint. Actually, let me back up a bit. For weeks, an excavation of sorts had been taking place at the east edge of my ...  

Bull Frog


North soars: East no match for crosstown rival

The RepublicThe Republic - Dec 6, 2017
The Columbus North boys and girls swimmers haven't had many big time swings this season. Bull Frogs coach Logan Schaefer has noticed that consistency, and that was the case again Tuesday night. North continued to make slight improvements in a 147-36 ...  

American Crow


Join Audubon Society's Christmas bird count
The Herald Journal - Dec 13, 2017

House finch, American goldfinch, lesser goldfinch, pine siskin, dark-eyed junco, black-capped chickadee, mountain chickadee, robin, black-billed, magpie, American crow, mourning dove, collared dove, European starling, house sparrow, northern flicker ...  

Waxwing


Bardsey's Corncrake and St Asaph's Waxwing cut lonely figures

Daily Post North WalesDaily Post North Wales - Nov 21, 2017
Bardsey's Corncrake and St Asaph's Waxwing cut lonely figures. Bird Notes columnist Julian Hughes of RSPB Conwy reveals what birds have been spotted in the past week and outlines seven local birding events in the coming days. Share; Comments. By ...  

Starlings


Dutch artists fly 300-drone “starlings” swarm in Miami
NL Times - Dec 14, 2017

Last week a swarm of 300 luminescent drones flew over the sea and a beach in Miami. Studio Drift, an artist duo from Amsterdam, presented their flying artwork Franchise Freedom on the Art Basel in Miami Beach, Het Parool reports. Through their art ...  

Finches


Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species

BBC NewsBBC News - Nov 23, 2017
A population of finches on the Galapagos has been discovered in the process of becoming a new species. This is the first example of speciation that scientists have been able to observe directly in the field. Researchers followed the entire population ...  

Pheasants


Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever partnering with SDSU to offer Precision Ag Workshop
Watertown Public Opinion - Dec 14, 2017

SIOUX FALLS — Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever has partnered with South Dakota State University to offer a Precision Ag Workshop as part of the 2018 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic. Scheduled to begin on Friday, February 16 at 10 a.m ...  

Anhinga


Palmer: Local bird counts still seeing some records - News

The LedgerThe Ledger - Dec 3, 2017
Lake Region Audubon Society's Christmas bird count tally used to lead the nation in purple gallinules and anhingas and occasionally some other species, and the count is still making the record books, according to the recently released summary of the ...  

Spoonbill


Bird of the Week – African spoonbill

South Coast SunSouth Coast Sun - Nov 12, 2017
They are rather shy and spend long periods on one leg with their head tucked into back feathers. The African spoonbill enjoys roosting communally in trees and reedbeds at night. Their food preference is small fish and invertebrates. Breeding takes ...  

Woodpecker


VIDEO: St. Pete woodpecker says hello every morning tapping on window

WFLAWFLA - Nov 20, 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — No one likes the sound of their dreaded alarm going off in the morning, and some St. Pete residents are finding out they may not even need one. It's not the normal sound you expect to hear early in the morning. But ...  

Seahorses


Brave Thunders avenge loss to rival SeaHorses

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - Dec 9, 2017
After a high-scoring loss on Friday night, the Kawasaki Brave Thunders regrouped and salvaged a series split the next day. Reigning B. League MVP Nick Fazekas scored 25 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and made a game-high four steals in the Brave Thunders ...  

Sea Lions


Sea Lions enjoy successful weekend

Williston Daily HeraldWilliston Daily Herald - Dec 7, 2017
The Williston Sea Lions had 25 swimmers participate in tournaments in Mandan and Bismarck over the weekend. At the Bismarck tournament the boys placed second and the girls placed fifth. Between the two events, the Sea Lions had 32 first-place finishes ...  

Jellyfish


SA doctors researching if jellyfish can help screen for cancer

KSAT San AntonioKSAT San Antonio - Dec 11, 2017
It emits light because it includes a protein from glowing jellyfish. Because GTP molecules are invisible, this added light gives scientists visibility when drug compounds are added to cell solutions. “The light that this sensor emits changes, depending ...  

Sailfish


Cowpoke leads Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament after first day

TCPalmTCPalm - Dec 9, 2017
The fleet of 15 boats entered in the 64th annual tournament hosted by the Stuart Sailfish Club had south and southwest winds all day, mostly calm seas and the most robust day of sailfishing yet this tournament season. They combined to catch and release ...  

Parrotfish


X-Rays Reveal the Biting Truth About Parrotfish Teeth

Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nov 15, 2017
But don't overlook the mighty mouth of the parrotfish – its hardy teeth allow it to chomp on coral all day long, ultimately chewing and grinding it up through digestion into fine sand. That's right: Its “beak” creates beaches. A single parrotfish can ...  

Halibut


Alaska Journal | FISH FACTOR: After rebound, halibut harvests may ...

Alaskajournal.comAlaskajournal.com - Dec 5, 2017
It's going to be a tough year for many Alaska fishermen.  

Mackerel


How to make mackerel and new potato bake

The IndependentThe Independent - Dec 7, 2017
Preheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas mark 6. Give the potatoes a wash and then simmer them in salted water for 7 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile, fry the fish gently in a little olive oil, skin down, then place in a medium-sized baking dish. Fry the ...  

Toads


The Toads drop 'It's for You' today

The Deli Magazine National (blog)The Deli Magazine National (blog) - Dec 15, 2017
The Toads have been a crowd pleaser since they bursted onto the scene almost three years ago. First, their self-titled full length gave us a taste of their callback to 90s alternative and pop punk back in 2016. The Toads, still unsigned, have got a ...  

Salamanders


La Crosse man indicted for trafficking turtles, salamanders

La Crosse TribuneLa Crosse Tribune - Dec 7, 2017
A federal grand jury has indicted a La Crosse man for interstate trafficking of poached turtles and salamanders. +3. Markos Diderrich. Diderrich. Markos Diderrich, 28, transported protected Blanding's turtles, Eastern tiger salamanders and blue-spotted ...  

Tree Frog


New Jaguar Frog Discovered on Abandoned Highway

National GeographicNational Geographic - Nov 23, 2017
Scientists have discovered a new species of tree frog in an unusual place—a stretch of abandoned highway in Brazil. When herpetologists first heard male frogs calling in the Amazon rain forest, they suspected the unknown sound came from a species ...  

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


How these poison frogs avoid poisoning themselves

Science News for StudentsScience News for Students - Nov 20, 2017
poison dart frog A type of brightly colored frog (there are more than 100 different species of these) that belong to the Dendrobatidae family. They secrete a potent poison into their skin. Their bright coloring warns predators that they would provide a ...  

Coral Snake


Riverview girl bitten after mistaking coral snake for necklace
FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay - Dec 7, 2017

RIVERVIEW (FOX 13) - A 10-year-old girl from Riverview thought she spotted a necklace on her doorstep, but it turned out to be a poisonous snake. Her mom, Lourdes Pajak, told FOX 13 Hailey is very lucky after the encounter, considering it was a coral ...  

Rattlesnakes


Creeper, PVRIS, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes for Slam Dunk 2018

DIY MagazineDIY Magazine - Dec 11, 2017
Creeper - who just finished their UK and Ireland tour with a home town show in Southampton this weekend after triumphing at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire last week - PVRIS, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes and Thursday are among the names confirmed ...  

Boomslang


You Probably Missed Voldemort's Hilarious Dancing Cameo in This 'Harry Potter' Film

Travel+LeisureTravel+Leisure - Nov 20, 2017
If you're a diehard Harry Potter fan, you may know exactly how many knuts make up a galleon (493) or be able to rattle off of the ingredients in Polyjuice Potion (looking at you, knotgrass and shredded Boomslang skin) at the drop of a Sorting Hat ...  

Pitviper


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


Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic? -- ScienceDaily

Science DailyScience Daily - Nov 29, 2017
There is a glaring gap in sea snakes' near-global distribution: the Atlantic Ocean. Biologists chalk up the absence of sea snakes in the Atlantic to geography, climate and timing.  

Rat Snake


ZooBuddies: Mandarin rat snake

Knoe.comKnoe.com - Nov 28, 2017
The mandarin rat snake is a nonvenomous constrictor from Asia. It is one of the most popular rat snakes found in pet trade. They often use rodent burrows for shelter. It mainly feeds on small rodents and prefers cooler temperatures. Courtesy: KNOE. The ...  

King Cobra


Water slide with bite: King Cobra-themed ride coming to Noah's Ark ...

fox6now.comfox6now.com - Nov 28, 2017
WISCONSIN DELLS -- Noah's Ark announced on Tuesday, November 28th that it is adding a new water slide to its waterpark for 2018. The new waterslide is called "Raja - The World's Largest King Cobra." A news release from Noah's Ark says it is the tallest ...  

Corn Snake


Warm weather brings out invasive crypto-carrying corn snakes

Daily TelegraphDaily Telegraph - Dec 5, 2017
Residents who see an invasive corn snake are urged to report it immediately. Picture: DPI. Central Coast Council director of infrastructure and business Mike Dowling has called on residents to be vigilant and report any sightings. “We are seeing more ...  

Black Mamba


PRI 2017: Bullet Racing Cams Strikes With New Black Mamba Lifters

Dragzine.comDragzine.com - Dec 14, 2017
The Black Mamba lifters are available in both tie-bar and keyway styles to accommodate different engine applications and sizes. To add some serious strength to the lifter, Bullet Racing Cams went with a bushing instead of a bearing that rides on a ...  

Kingsnake


Former Cheshire Resident Pleads Guilty To Transporting Protected Wildlife

Cheshire HeraldCheshire Herald - Dec 11, 2017
In North Carolina, the Outer Banks kingsnake is designated as a species of special concern. Bartlett then bred the snakes in Connecticut. Between April 29 and May 13 of 2015, Bartlett transported five Coastal Plain milk snakes from the Chesapeake ...  

Python Snake


Forest Preserve's new ball python snake gets a name after social media vote

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Nov 28, 2017
The Forest Preserve District of Will County's new ball python snake has a name thanks to hundreds of votes cast on social media. The name Penny was the top choice for the snake, which has joined the Forest Preserve's menagerie at Plum Creek Nature ...  

Boa Constrictor


Mom Finds 7-Foot-Long Boa Constrictor in Her Washing Machine

WSLS 10WSLS 10 - Nov 16, 2017
Joao Paulo Ribeiro, who owns a snake himself and knew the tan boa constrictor was not deadly, was captured on video reaching into the washing machine, and removing the snake with his bare hands. “It was really wedged in and it was hard to lift out ...  

Gopher Snake


Wish Book: Free trips let kids meet science in the wild

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Nov 27, 2017
The institute's nature centers at Alum Rock and Vasona are open most days, allowing the public to cuddle chinchillas Simon and Theo — ultra-plush, real-life versions of Pikachu — and Ike and Mike, gopher snake and mountain kingsnake buddies. The Alum ...  

Indigo Snake


Judge Halts Razing Of Miami Forest Eyed For Walmart Center

HuffPostHuffPost - Dec 10, 2017
The species that could be harmed include the threatened eastern indigo snake, the threatened gopher tortoise, the endangered Florida brickell-bush and two butterflies: the endangered Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and the endangered Florida leafwing ...  

Garter Snake


Threatened snake added to Colorado River conservation program

Today's News-HeraldToday's News-Herald - Dec 1, 2017
The Northern Mexican garter snake is under federal review to allow a conservation program to continue its work. Photo courtesy of Jeff Servoss. The number of threatened northern Mexican garter snakes living along the Colorado River is higher than ...  

Water Snake


'Hot Spot' Around Red Giant Star May Reveal Sun's Fate

Space.comSpace.com - Nov 20, 2017
The star, known as W Hydrae, is located 320 light-years away, in the constellation Hydra, the water snake. W Hydrae has the same mass as Earth's sun, but it is nearing the end of its life and has swelled to an enormous size — its diameter is twice the ...  

Blue Whale


Youth hooked to Blue Whale game rescued
The Hindu - Dec 7, 2017

Police on Tuesday rescued an agricultural labourer from his residence after he was suspected to have been playing Blue Whale Challenge game. The rescued was G. Iyyappan (27) of Muthaiyanchettipatti in Thevaram. He was admitted to Government Theni ...  

Humpback Whale


Divers attempt to rescue humpback whale caught in fishing net off the coast of Oman

The NationalThe National - Dec 5, 2017
A group of recreational fisherman spent almost three hours trying to free a humpback whale entangled in a commercial fishing net off the coast of Oman. Julian Husseini and his brother Edmond, both UAE residents based in Dubai, were among a group of men ...  

Killer Whale


Incredible encounter as curious baby killer whale swims up to tiny ...

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - Dec 6, 2017
The baby orca nearly bumps into the vessel and swims on its back as amazed onlookers.  

Beaked Whale


Sea Echoes: UCC joins Beaked Whale study
Evening Echo Cork - Dec 7, 2017

University College Cork, NUI Galway, the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy in Cork, the National Marine Institute, the Marine Conservation Research group and Washington State University combined in a study of beaked whale habitats using acoustic ...  

Right Whale


The North Atlantic right whale could be extinct in 20 years

Mother Nature Network (blog)Mother Nature Network (blog) - Dec 14, 2017
For a while, it seemed as if the North Atlantic right whale was on an upswing. This critically endangered whale saw its population grow between 1990 and 2010, from 270 to 483 whales. That's not a huge increase, but it was a good sign. But it was ...  

Minke Whale


Open Ocean Education Ocean Institute revitalizes whale watching program through education

Dana Point TimesDana Point Times - Dec 8, 2017
When asked about a favorite experience aboard the R/V Sea Explorer that continues to motivate and inspire them, both Bursk and Georgina Stone, a science tech at the Ocean Institute, shared an experience where a single Minke whale surfaced and gently ...  

Sperm Whale


Bowhead Whale


Whale exfoliation may explain migration patterns

Johns Hopkins News-LetterJohns Hopkins News-Letter - Dec 7, 2017
Bowhead whales exfoliate in response to warm weathers, which correspond to their annual migration pattern. In the 1800s, fishermen were mystified by the sight of bowhead whales scraping their heads against rocks. In the present day, drone footage has ...  

Grey Whale


Open Ocean Education Ocean Institute revitalizes whale watching program through education

Dana Point TimesDana Point Times - Dec 8, 2017
Bursk holds multiple degrees in marine biology, a career as a charter boat captain and a plethora of groundbreaking research experience, including original grey whale behavior research in the warm lagoons off Baja, Mexico. When asked about a favorite ...  

Beluga Whale


Beluga whale genome sequenced for the first time in Vancouver ...
Vancouver Sun - Dec 12, 2017

The death beluga whales Aurora and Qila last year allowed local researchers to sequence the beluga whale genome for the first time ever.  

Whale Shark


Tracking the Elusive Whale Shark

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 29, 2017
A study published Wednesday in the journal BioScience catalogs human encounters with the whale shark in the last quarter-century. Scientists and tourists have recorded 30,000 encounters with 6,000 individual sharks in 54 countries around the world. The ...  

Great White Shark


Massive SIX-METRE great white shark spotted just metres from packed beach is 'one of the biggest ever seen'

The SunThe Sun - Dec 10, 2017
Massive SIX-METRE great white shark spotted just metres from packed beach is 'one of the biggest ever seen'. Drone footage showed the monster ominously circling a patrol boat off Fourth Beach. By Jay Akbar. 10th December 2017, 9:49 pm. A GREAT White ...  

Tiger Shark


American tourist killed by tiger shark while diving off coast of Costa Rica

CNBCCNBC - Dec 4, 2017
A Manhattan woman died after being mauled by a tiger shark while diving with a group of tourists off the coast of Costa Rica on Nov. 30, according to local officials. Rohina Bhandari, 49, suffered fatal bites to both of her legs while at the Manuelita ...  

Gray Seal


Gray Seal Gets a Visit from the Dentist

Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (press release)Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (press release) - Jun 1, 2017
How do keepers ensure a gray seal's teeth are healthy? American Trail animal keeper Diana Vogel is training the Zoo's 26-year-old male gray seal, Gunther, to voluntarily participate in dental radiographs. Why does Gunther need dental radiographs? When ...  

Fur Seal


Birds, fish and seals taken care of during SH1 road and rail rebuild

Marlborough ExpressMarlborough Express - Dec 5, 2017
Marine mammal expert Dr Simon Childerhouse with a relocated fur seal pup. SUPPLIED. Marine mammal expert Dr Simon Childerhouse with a relocated fur seal pup. Coastal uplift from the earthquake has provided more habitat in places, and seals are finding ...  

Harbor Seal


Mystic Aquarium releases seal after nursing it back to health

FOX 61FOX 61 - Nov 28, 2017
CHARLESTOWN, RI -- A seal rescued in Maine was released Tuesday after being treated at the Mystic Aquarium for several months. The young female harbor seal, which was given the name Hydrangea, was released at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, RI. She ...  

Elephant Seal


20 Top Photos from the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
PetaPixel (blog) - Dec 8, 2017

Young elephant seal reacts to his friend's revelation that he voted for Brexit. Lord of the jungle by Gill Merritt. For those old enough to remember the Carry On films, this reminded of matron! Animal encounters by Jean-Jacques Alcalay. Blue wildebeest ...  

Polar Bear


Polar Bear Club raises $10K for North Iowa charities

Mason City Globe GazetteMason City Globe Gazette - Dec 4, 2017
CLEAR LAKE | More than 200 people dove into the icy waters of Clear Lake Sunday afternoon to support two local charities during the annual Polar Bear Club. The event — in its 20th year — raised about $10,500, before expenses, for the area chapters of ...  

Brown Bear


Yetis are real, they just also happen to be Himalayan brown bears

Popular SciencePopular Science - Nov 29, 2017
Yetis are real, they just also happen to be Himalayan brown bears. Don't worry, it's still an awfully mysterious bunch of bears. By Sara Chodosh November 29, 2017. himalayan brown bear in pakistan. A fearsome yeti with pom-pom ears. Abdullah Khan, Snow ...  

Black Bear


Danville's Black Bear bar offering dinner, company for homeless on Christmas

Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteChampaign/Urbana News-Gazette - Dec 8, 2017
"Christmas is all about providing a little hope," said Harvey Dove, whose wife, Jami, has owned the business since July 2015. "And for some people, that's all they need to turn their life around." The dinner will feature turkey, ham and all of the ...  

Panda Bear


Get Ready to Cry Over This Adorable Panda Bear Going on an Incredible Journey

NerdistNerdist - Nov 26, 2017
Sincerely. Prepare yourself to get misty or have your cute aggression flare up, because this Tile commercial featuring a stuffed panda bear is deeply unfair in how adorable it is. Like The Incredible Journey with a sweet, anthropomorphic toy, the short ...  

Koala Bear


Instagram Wants to Stop Wild Animal Selfies

The CutThe Cut - Dec 5, 2017
A koala bear suffers through a photo shoot with Paris Hilton in Australia. Photo: ParisHilton/Instagram. Instagram has decided to get serious about the power and reach of its platform: According to National Geographic, they are finally cracking down on ...  

Grizzly Bear


Grizzly Bear Roar Quietly at the Roseland

Willamette WeekWillamette Week - Dec 13, 2017
Grizzly Bear Roar Quietly at the Roseland. While new album "Painted Ruins" works better on headphones than onstage, their older songs are still capable of raising goosebumps. Grizzly Bear at Roseland Theater. IMAGE: Abby Gordon. By Matthew Singer ...  

Chinchillas


Zoo Buddies: Chinchillas

Knoe.comKnoe.com - Dec 5, 2017
Zoo Buddies: Chinchillas. Error loading player: No playable sources found. By News Staff |. Posted: Tue 8:14 AM, Dec 05, 2017. MONROE, La (KNOE) - Lisa Taylor joined us in studio along with her friend the chinchilla! The Chinchilla is native to South ...  

Otters


Crown Classic Dog Shows come to IX Center

WKYC-TVWKYC-TV - Dec 9, 2017
Video of baby otters playing in water at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is as adorable as you'd expect. The babies are expected to be on exhibit soon. Author: WKYC. Published: 3:46 PM EST December 7, 2017. Life can be stressful sometimes, especially with ...  

Camels


Campbell passes exam, outlasts The Citadel 87-77

Fayetteville ObserverFayetteville Observer - Dec 15, 2017
With two days to cram in as much preparation as possible for a game that really had no implications moving forward, the Camels did what they could. It was enough — Campbell raced out to a huge lead, saw it dwindle, then pulled away again for an 87-77 ...  

Dromedaries


In Honduras, the Law of the Jungle Abides

Insightcrime.orgInsightcrime.org - Dec 11, 2017
The zoo also has four hippos, a handful of camels and dromedaries, alpacas, ostriches, South American tapirs, apes, bison, wildebeest and emus. Four crocodiles of Central American origin swim in an artificial enclosure, circling a small island where ...  

Gazelles


Gazelles withstand Huron's late rally

PlainsmanPlainsman - Dec 9, 2017
HURON — Two teams looking to find their identity, who both graduated a lot of experience squared off Friday night, with the Huron Tigers dropping a 60-52 decision to the Yankton Gazelles in ESD girls' basketball action. Neither team felt comfortable ...  

Goats


Crowdfarming is being used to bring Somalia's livestock market into the digital economy

QuartzQuartz - Dec 6, 2017
Somalia is a global leader in the export of goats and sheep, and livestock trade generates about 40% of the country's gross domestic product. Yet almost every other year, recurring droughts and water scarcity take a toll on local pastoralists' ability ...  

Pigs


Bedford County officials say two black potbellied pigs still on the loose

Lynchburg News and AdvanceLynchburg News and Advance - Dec 8, 2017
Two black potbelly pigs are still on the loose after eluding Bedford County officials Friday afternoon. The public is asked to be on the lookout for the pigs while driving. Sgt. Randy Rowland, with Bedford County Animal Control, said they received a ...  

Muntjac


Muntjac deer: on the trail of the tiny trespassers

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Nov 20, 2017
As the undergrowth begins to warm up and crackle with life, a little ginger face with sharp black lines running down to a shiny nose emerges from a bramble bush. Its owner is shaped like a pig and sniffs the air like a dog. There is a rustle of brown ...  

Lemurs


Gut microbiome influenced heavily by social circles in lemurs

Science DailyScience Daily - Dec 6, 2017
"More than diet, kinship or habitat, it is the social network that predicts individual gut microbial communities in these social primates," said UT Austin anthropologist Rebecca Lewis, a co-author of the study. "Thus, one of the benefits of living in a ...  

Anteaters


Six New Tiny Anteater Species Found—Hiding in Plain Sight

National GeographicNational Geographic - Dec 11, 2017
Tree-dwelling and nocturnal, silky anteaters of Central and South America have often eluded scientists—until now.  

Tapirs


Riverbanks Zoo receives male tapir to go with endangered female

ColaDaily.comColaDaily.com - Dec 5, 2017
Hunting and habitat loss are the primary threats imperiling the wild tapir population. Malayan tapirs inhabit the lush rainforests of Southeast Asia. Tapirs are mostly solitary animals and spend much of their time in the wild foraging for food such as ...  

Okapi


Okapi man 'sodomises' 10-year-old pupil
Chronicle - Dec 8, 2017

A 10-YEAR-OLD boy from Emthunzini suburb in Bulawayo was allegedly sodomised three times in a week by a man who waylaid him when he was coming from school. The 35-year-old man from Nkulumane suburb would ambush the boy armed with an Okapi knife. He ...  

Servals


In the shadow of a giant fuel plant, a unique wild cat is thriving

Earth TouchEarth Touch - Apr 7, 2017
Daan has been studying Secunda's servals for nearly five years, and was the first to propose a scientific study on their population at the vast Sasol Synfuels plant after seeing the cats on his daily drives in the area. Since then, he's set up some 100 ...  

Vultures


Vultures: Buzz Orange County courthouse | WFTV | WFTV

WFTV OrlandoWFTV Orlando - Dec 6, 2017
Commissioners in Orange County have approved a new system to keep turkey vultures away from the 23-story courthouse in downtown Orlando.  

Penguin


Newly Discovered Dinosaur Halszkaraptor Escuilliei Looks Like A ...

Huffington Post CanadaHuffington Post Canada - Dec 7, 2017
EDMONTON — It had feathers and looked as if it were part penguin, part duck and part swan. It was between the size of a chicken and a turkey and ate the same sorts of things in the same sorts of places as a heron. But it was a dinosaur. "This is kind ...  

Pelicans


Former LSU star Ben Simmons will be 'tough matchup' for Pelicans ...

NOLA.comNOLA.com - Dec 10, 2017
The Pelicans play the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday at the Smoothie King Center.  

Flamingos


PREVIEW: Flamingos gymnastics

ECM PublishersECM Publishers - Dec 10, 2017
The Flamingos gymnastics squad, a co-operative effort between Rush City, Pine City and Hinckley-Finlayson high schools, is under new leadership for the 2017-18 campaign. Sam Isackson and Katie Meier, previously the assistant coaches, have moved up to ...  

Bearded Dragon


Bearded Dragons Are Dumber Because of Climate Change

National GeographicNational Geographic - Nov 22, 2017
A new study suggests that warmer temperatures in the nest may affect these lizards' eggs—making them dimmer when they grow up. Picture of a bearded dragon. View Images. Bearded dragons that incubated at warmer temperatures are slower learners as ...  

Sharks


Donskoi scores late in third to lift Sharks over Flames

USA TODAYUSA TODAY - Dec 15, 2017
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Joonas Donskoi scored the game-winner late in third period and had an assist to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. Justin Braun began the sequence by knocking Johnny Gaudreau ...  

Dolphins


Patriots vs. Dolphins: Score, live updates from Monday night game in Miami

Sporting NewsSporting News - Dec 12, 2017
9:36 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Dolphins: What a possession for Miami. A few plays after a 16-yard Jarvis Landry touchdown catch was nullified by a holding penalty, Jay Cutler found Landry on a rollout to the right for a 5-yard TD. The score was made possible ...  

Ringworms


Comfort and Joy: Therapy dog brings solace to hospice care patients

Richmond RegisterRichmond Register - Nov 23, 2017
She had missing fur and ringworms,” the dog trainer recalled. “But I knew immediately she was the one. With Annie, you could see right into her heart.” Both women said Annie took to her new role like it was what she was born to do and as if she was ...  

Unicorns


The Imaginative Feats of the NBA's Unicorns

The New YorkerThe New Yorker - Dec 6, 2017
The sequence, which ended, unfortunately, with a miss from Snell, reminded me that our current basketball dispensation—that of Antetokounmpo and his fellow so-called unicorns, limber, multifaceted big men such as Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis ...  

Wolf Spider


Razer Cynosa Review: Softer Sounds, Solid Performance

Kotaku AustraliaKotaku Australia - Nov 29, 2017
The Razer Cynosa Chroma is an affordable, full-size, soft-membrane keyboard named after a species of wolf spider. Unlike that creature, but like all of Razer's products with the Chroma title, the Cynosa's backlighting features 16.8 million customisable ...  

Widow Spider


Reporter finds black widow spider nestled in Christmas tree at grocery store

KIRO SeattleKIRO Seattle - Dec 10, 2017
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - A news reporter in San Antonio made a potentially dangerous discovery in a Christmas tree at a local grocery store: a black widow spider. San Antonio-Express reporter Paul Stephen was shopping at an HEB grocery store Tuesday when ...  

Butterflies


Night-flyers or day-trippers? Study sheds light on when moths, butterflies are active

Science DailyScience Daily - Dec 13, 2017
A new Florida Museum of Natural History study offers the first comprehensive overview of the surprisingly complex question of when butterflies and moths are active. The research identifies outliers -- night-flying butterflies and day-tripping moths ...  

Cows


Cows cry over spilled milk as Trans Nzoia rears dairy goats

The Star, KenyaThe Star, Kenya - Dec 13, 2017
Goats are easier to rear than cows and their milk is more nutritious, and though locals sneer at its smell and taste, Westerners love it, especially when it is used to make cheese. Sighting an opportunity to do business, one expert in the county has ...  

Doves


Zweben Law Group needs 300 bikes for White Doves

TCPalmTCPalm - Dec 11, 2017
Zweben Law Group needs 300 bikes for White Doves. United Way of Martin County, YourNews contributor Published 1:49 p.m. ET Dec. 11, 2017 | Updated 1:54 p.m. ET Dec. 11, 2017. 1220-ynmc-zweiben-bike.jpg. A $50 donation covers a bike and a helmet for a ...  

Fleas


Tag: no fleas

ohmidog!ohmidog! - Dec 7, 2017
I even come with my very own bed, minus the fleas!” Perfect Petzzz are not picky eaters, “consuming only one 'D' battery every 3 months.” They are “factory potty-trained, with all their shots and papers, including obedience classes!” Of course, none of ...  

Dragonflies


Radley Wildebloods to join Eton Dragonflies and Harrow Byronics as lastest group for gay ex-public schoolboys

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Dec 2, 2017
“Since then this whole subject nationally has been gathering momentum. As more leave the school they are finding it easier to come out,” he said. Mr McChesney, who taught Geography, coached rowing and ran a boarding house with his wife Annabel for ...  

Grasshoppers


How to cut your lawn for grasshoppers -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily - Nov 22, 2017

Picture a grasshopper landing randomly on a lawn of fixed area. If it then jumps a certain distance in a random direction, what shape should the lawn be to maximize the chance that the grasshopper stays on the lawn after jumping?  

Centipedes


My Point of View: Put all those centipedes in nation out in the sunlight

Albert Lea TribuneAlbert Lea Tribune - Dec 5, 2017
It's a servile donor appreciation bill, and senators who once got vapors from the thought of adding a penny to the debt have suddenly developed a strong constitution for it when it involves handing out a treasure trove of tax breaks to their wealthy ...  

Millipedes


Watch Swarms of Millipedes Join Ranks to Survive

National GeographicNational Geographic - Nov 24, 2017
These millipedes move in groups that are so close-knit, they stumble over each other to crawl forward in unison. Watch Swarms of Millipedes Join Ranks to Survive. By Sarah Gibbens. PUBLISHED November 24, 2017. When a squishy, lone baby millipede ...  

Iguana


Iguana eradication topic of workshops
KeysNews.com - Dec 13, 2017

ROB O'NEAL/The Citizen A young iguana scales the chain link fence at the Monroe County Jail. Whether they are basking in the sun along U.S. 1 or wreaking havoc in someone's garden, the Florida Keys have become a major stronghold for iguanas. The ...  

Dinosaurs


Separated since the dinosaurs, bamboo-eating lemurs, pandas share common gut microbes

Science DailyScience Daily - Dec 8, 2017
"The bamboo lemur's evolutionary tree diverged from that of both panda species 83 million years ago -- that's 18 million years before dinosaurs went extinct," says Erin McKenney, a postdoctoral researcher at North Carolina State University and lead ...  

Brontosaurus


Weeks later, many customers still waiting for Science Museum of Minnesota's brontosaurus hoodie

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Nov 30, 2017
Weeks later, many customers still waiting for Science Museum of Minnesota's brontosaurus hoodie. Overwhelming demand and production glitches slowed down delivery, but anxious customers can expect orders to be delivered soon. By Mary Lynn Smith Star ...  

Tyrannosaurus Rex


Sinister sound of Tyrannosaurus Rex heard for first time in 66 million ...

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Dec 9, 2017
The fearsome roar of Tyrannosaurus Rex as portrayed in film has left many a cinema-goer quaking in their seat. But new research suggests the king of the dinosaurs made a far more sinister sound. For a new BBC documentary, naturalist Chris Packham ...  

T Rex


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's trailer is bad, but the T. rex queen provides hope

PolygonPolygon - Dec 8, 2017
Unfortunately for Universal Pictures, the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer didn't leave people very impressed, but there's one not-so-tiny hero who's getting her due once more. The ginormous Tyrannosaurus shows up just over halfway through the ...  

Archaeopteryx


Have we lost an Archaeopteryx but gained a new species of theropod dinosaur?

The GuardianThe Guardian - Dec 7, 2017
First described in 1861, Archaeopteryx lithographica was the species name given to an isolated feather fossil, and later a fossilised feathered skeleton excavated from the lithographic limestone of Solnhofen in Germany. The Solnhofen limestone is one ...  

Brachiosaurus


From bee to brachiosaurus: River of Lights at ABQ BioPark features 200 miles of lights and 500 sculptures

Albuquerque JournalAlbuquerque Journal - Nov 24, 2017
From bee to brachiosaurus: River of Lights at ABQ BioPark features 200 miles of lights and 500 sculptures. By Rozanna M. Martinez / Journal Staff Writer. Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 12:02am. From bee to brachiosaurus: River of Lights at ABQ BioPark ...  

Triceratops


Triceratops found near Denver in Thornton actually a rarer dinosaur

USA TODAYUSA TODAY - Dec 6, 2017
The seeming bones of a triceratops found at a Denver-area construction site turned out to be those of a much rarer dinosaur. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science said Tuesday that the skull and partial skeleton found in the suburb of Thornton last ...  

Ichthyosaur


Etches Museum to display ichthyosaur fossil found on Jurassic Coast

Dorset EchoDorset Echo - Nov 14, 2017
GIANTS of the Jurassic Coast are going on display to mark the first year of a new visitor attraction. The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life at Kimmeridge, set up by enthusiast Steve Etches last year, houses fossils he and others have ...  

Corythosaurus


The Case of the Headless Corythosaurus

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

Protoceratops


10 curiosità sulle uova di dinosauro

focusjunior.itfocusjunior.it - Nov 23, 2017
L'Oviraptor, letteralmente ladro di uova, visse nel cretaceo superiore e i suoi resti sono stati trovati in Mongolia. Fu chiamato così perché il primo esemplare nel 1924 fu ritrovato vicino a delle uova di Protoceratops. Nel 1990 fu disseppellito il ...  

 
 
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