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Cat Breeding

WTH?! Michigan Rep. Introduced Bill to Allow Big Cat Breeding – Even Though This Was Outlawed 18 Years Ago!

One Green PlanetOne Green Planet - Apr 12, 2018
Big 'ol WTH to this! Breeding big cats in captivity could become LEGAL in Michigan under new legislation introduced in the House of Representatives this week. House Bill 5778 was introduced by Representative Thomas Albert to create a licensing process ...  

Cat Names

The top ten names for cats and dogs have been revealed

Gazette LiveGazette Live - Apr 2, 2018
Read More. The top baby name predictions for 2018. Top ten cat names: Charlie. Bella. Molly. Poppy. Daisy. Tilly. Alfie. Oscar. Simba. Lola. Like us on Facebook; Follow us on Twitter; Daily Newsletter. TeessideGazette. Follow @EveningGazette. Subscribe ...  

Siamese Cat

At 17, Siamese cat Danny Boy starts over in home perfect for him | Going Home

TCPalmTCPalm - Mar 21, 2018
FORT PIERCE — By the age of 13, most cats are probably not hoping for a life filled with new adventures. After all, most cats at 13 (equivalent to 69 in human years) excel at being couch potatoes, window watchers and lap warmers. It was however, four ...  

Persian Cat

Another False Flag? Skripal's Black Persian Cat. Russia Did It?

Center for Research on GlobalizationCenter for Research on Globalization - Apr 7, 2018
It seems that the British Security services did with a black Persian cat and with the two guinea pigs the same as they did with the Skripals after Sergey and Yulia's reviving. They have just been through some stressful things lately and 'merciful' MI6 ...  

Bengal Cat

Empowering Today for a Better Future

Pet AgePet Age - Apr 5, 2018
In addition, we cover a wide range of categories in this issue's profiles, with the April Pet of the Month spotlighting the Bengal cat, our Five Questions subject being Ark Naturals President/CEO Michael Stoeckle, and our Back Story featuring Julianna ...  

British Shorthair

Russia going kitty crazy amid falling ruble

RTRT - Apr 18, 2018
British Shorthair was the second-most demanded breed, comprising 26 percent of sales with an average price of 2,800 rubles ($47). British Shorthair cat breed © Natalia Seliverstova / Sputnik. Maine Coons, which are mainly farm cats, took third place. A ...  

Himalayan Cat

Hints From Heloise: The dirt on the high windows

Washington PostWashington Post - Mar 24, 2018
Dear Readers: A reader sent a picture, via email, of his flame point Himalayan cat, Hudson. He is sharing the boogie board with his buddy, Boris Badanov, who is a longhair dachshund. To see Hudson and Boris ready for summer, visit Heloise.com and click ...  

Horse Breeding

Revitalised British Breeding renews links with sport horse disciplines

HorsetalkHorsetalk - Apr 11, 2018
A new organisation with a closer partnership to the equestrian sporting disciplines has been created to take British sport horse breeding to the next level. British Breeding was formed after the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) handed over its ...  

Horseback Riding

Your Chance To Go Horseback Riding With Sheryl Crow

Look To The StarsLook To The Stars - Apr 11, 2018
Here is your chance to join Sheryl Crow at her gorgeous Nashville ranch and go horseback riding – and help a worthwhile charity. Go Horseback Riding with Sheryl Crow. omaze.com is giving you this amazing opportunity, and all you have to do is donate to ...  

Horse Training

Local teen offers horse training and much more

Smith Mountain EagleSmith Mountain Eagle - Apr 11, 2018
Saturday, March 31, Colt Ranville, owner of Saddlemen Training, held a presentation in Moneta on horsemanship and presented his ways of training a horse. Colt is a 16-year-old high school graduate, currently enrolled in USC to further his education ...  


BMS once hosted rodeo

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) - Apr 14, 2018
As people fill the stands of Bristol Motor Speedway today for the XFINITY Series race, some Bristolians may remember the scene 35 years ago when Thunder Valley was the stage for a different type of horsepower. In April 1983, the hills behind the then ...  

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

A Man Cleaning His Fish Tank Accidentally Released A Deadly Toxin, Sending His Entire Family To The Hospital

BuzzFeed NewsBuzzFeed News - Apr 11, 2018
It can be found in some of the most common corals sold for saltwater aquariums in the US and elsewhere in the world. The soft corals that contain palytoxin grow on rocks and attach themselves in a way that makes them almost impossible to remove without ...  

Butterfly Watching

Migrating birds spend spring break in Texas

Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle - Mar 16, 2018
What: Family event with variety of activities, including bird and nature tours, kayaking, marsh buggy tours, butterfly-watching, catching bugs in nets and raptor demonstrations. Fee: free to all ages. Info: migrationcelebration.org/index.html. Birds ...  


The buzz on beekeeping

The Daily ProgressThe Daily Progress - Apr 12, 2018
“There's a lot to learn and a lot to know,” she said, adding she is “constantly learning and reading stuff” related to beekeeping. “It's a detailed, intricate process to be a beekeeper and take care of bees. It's not an easy thing to do, but it's fun ...  

Bird Watching

Bird watching in Missouri is more colorful in the spring

Buffalo ReflexBuffalo Reflex - Apr 14, 2018
If you're looking for a good reason to get your family or just yourself outdoors, now is a great time to plan a birding trip. You're not a birder, you say? Well, it doesn't matter. Grab a bird book and a pair of binoculars, go outside and start looking ...  


Napa Valley: Bouchaine Vineyards' new falconry wine experience

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Apr 17, 2018
Sustainable farming techniques are one of the reasons Bouchaine Vineyards has been crafting award-winning pinot noir and chardonnay longer than any other winery in the Carneros District of Napa. Falconry — using hawks and owls for bird abatement ...  


Critically endangered orange-bellied parrots get head start by being ...

ABC OnlineABC Online - Apr 17, 2018
New radio transmitting technology is tracking every move of a captive group of orange-bellied parrots released in Victoria, in the hope it will help wild birds survive winter and reach the summer breeding season.  


Owls hold annual open house

The Daily CourierThe Daily Courier - Apr 10, 2018
FOREST CITY — The Forest City Owls held their annual open house on Friday, giving fans a sneak peek into the upcoming season, new features and promotions at McNair Field and rule changes within the Coastal Plain League (CPL). “Today is the start of ...  


Parakeets dare a share from porcupine breakfast

Times of IndiaTimes of India - Apr 11, 2018
Porcupines are nocturnal feeders, while parakeets are denizens of sunshine. But in the zoo such behavioural aspects get diluted. "Other examples of wild birds coming and feeding with our zoo specimens include Cattle egrets, which flock to the crocodile ...  


Record numbers of Blue-throated Macaws spotted
BirdLife International - Apr 10, 2018

When Tjalle Boorsma, a reserve coordinator at the Barba Azul Nature Reserve, surveyed the number of Blue-throated Macaws Ara glaucogularis this past November he counted 155, a new record. The finding is significant because Blue-Throated Macaws are ...  


New York City's Pigeons, Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Apr 10, 2018
“Watch a flock of pigeons in your local park or sidewalk—at first impression​ you might think they were all alike,” he says. “But if one were to observe for a few minutes, you would not only note the startling range of feather patterns​, but ...  


NC First Lady helps open zoo's Birds in Flight

Asheboro Courier TribuneAsheboro Courier Tribune - Apr 10, 2018
He brings out such species as macaws, sun conures, falcons, hawks, vultures and owls, which often soar just over the heads of the audience. Participants from the audience included Cooper, Hamilton and Smith. Luu provided Cooper with a hat and colorful ...  


Weekend events: Koi, orchid shows in San Jose, plus garden tours

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Apr 5, 2018
The public's welcome to come and gaze at those 35 tanks' worth of koi contestants, learn about the hobby of keeping koi and see the international judges in action. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the ...  

Guinea Pig

LISTEN: Patricia De Lille
702 - Apr 19, 2018

LISTEN: Patricia De Lille - 'I'm the guinea pig'. 19 April 2018 8:51 AM. Share this: The Democratic Alliance Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela says Mayor Patricia De Lille having being part of the leadership of the party should know that ...  


Bullying alters 'bugs' in the gut, hamster data show | Science News ...

Science News for StudentsScience News for Students - Apr 6, 2018
A new study found that the microbes in a hamster's gut changed in response to social stress.  


Mutant Ferret Offers Clues to Human Brain Size

Howard Hughes Medical InstituteHoward Hughes Medical Institute - Apr 11, 2018
Still, scientists haven't done much research on ferret genetics. The whole idea of an Aspm knockout ferret was considered new – and a little risky. In 2013 Walsh pitched his project to HHMI and got the budget boost he needed to make it happen. His team ...  


Geckos inspire the grip of soft robot hands

ZDNetZDNet - Apr 13, 2018
Geckos inspire the grip of soft robot hands. Researchers are studying the gecko to improve the grip of robotic fingers. Charlie Osborne. By Charlie Osborne for Between the Lines | April 13, 2018 -- 12:15 GMT (05:15 PDT) | Topic: Innovation. 0. Soft ...  


How to get Arctic Monkeys tickets for their September UK & Ireland tour

NME.com (blog)NME.com (blog) - Apr 11, 2018
Looking for tips on how to get tickets to Arctic Monkeys UK & Ireland tour in September 2018? Here's what you need to know.  


Gorillas Aim for 5th Straight Win

KOAM-TVKOAM-TV - Apr 17, 2018
RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE. PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg State University baseball team will put a modest four-game winning streak on the line when the Gorillas travel to Tahlequah, Okla., Tuesday (Apr. 17) to face Northeastern State University in an ...  


Professor Thinks Chimpanzees Should Be Legally Considered People

NYU Washington Square NewsNYU Washington Square News - Apr 16, 2018
The amicus brief is the latest in a series of petitions and hearings regarding the current legal classification of the chimpanzees. In December 2013, the Nonhuman Rights Project filed petitions in the New York State Supreme Court for Kiko and Tommy to ...  


Counting down: Scientists warn of 'alarming' loss of Borneo orangutans

Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog) - Apr 10, 2018
Indonesia - Once, there were hundreds of thousands of orangutans roaming the island of Borneo. Over the decades – as chainsaws and tractors have cleared millions of hectares of pristine rainforest – the number of these great apes has declined. A new ...  


4 baboons escape Texas research facility

Dayton Daily NewsDayton Daily News - Apr 15, 2018
Four baboons are safe after they escaped from a primate research facility Saturday. >> Read more trending news. The baboons left their enclosure and got out of the perimeter fence of the Southwest National Primate Research Center in San Antonio ...  


How expressive eyebrows helped shape human evolution

ZME ScienceZME Science - Apr 9, 2018
For instance, the baboon-like mandrills have bony, colorful muzzles that signal dominance in males and reproductive status in females. Paul O'Higgins, Professor of Anatomy at the University of York, and another lead author of the study, said: “Looking ...  


Bonobos to open first Baltimore store in Harbor East

Baltimore SunBaltimore Sun - Apr 4, 2018
Bonobos, the men's retailer that gained popularity online, will open a store in Harbor East in late spring or early summer. Bonobos will occupy a 1,100-square-foot space at 840 Aliceanna St. that formerly housed Handbags in the City. “Harbor East is a ...  


Can animals have down syndrome?

The Talking DemocratThe Talking Democrat - Mar 23, 2018
Kanako has several symptoms similar to those seen in Down syndrome: congenital heart disease, growth retardation, underdeveloped teeth, and eye complications. Other cases of trisomy have been reported in primates such as siamangs or macaques. Cases ...  


Famous Japanese Snow Monkeys Take Baths to Lower Stress

Sci-News.comNational Geographic - Apr 4, 2018
There's a reason macaques look so serene in their photos. Submerged up to their cheeks in steamy water with snow drifting onto their furry heads—they look almost meditative. Researchers always suspected the monkeys used the hot springs to stay warm in ...  

Colobus Monkeys

Colobus monkeys outgrow home at London Zoo
BBC News - Apr 5, 2018

Colobus monkeys outgrow home at London Zoo. London Zoo is home to the largest troop of colobus monkeys in the UK. It is a breed that is endangered in the wild, but in the last 12 years the zoo has successfully bred 18 of them and the numbers are rising ...  


NGOs acquire land in Brazil to create wildlife corridor

Mongabay.comMongabay.com - Apr 12, 2018
“Since tamarins live their lives in trees, even high in the forest canopy, a 'bridge in the canopy' from one forest to another is necessary for the tamarins to connect to each other.” To create the corridor, the NGOs purchased Fazenda Igarapé, a 237 ...  


Royal tomb guardians: Capuchin monks guard Austria's imperial crypt

Crux: Covering all things CatholicCrux: Covering all things Catholic - Apr 4, 2018
Caring for the tombs became a duty of the Capuchins in 1618, when Empress Anna of Tyrol's last will asked the friars to pray for the royal family and the nation. Empress Anna chose the Capuchins due to familiarity with them and their popularity with ...  


Endangered Slow Lorises Finally Free from Illegal Wildlife Traffickers

Lady FreethinkerLady Freethinker - Apr 19, 2018
Now, after a period of reintegrating to their natural environment, Lilo and Jomblo's tracking collars have been removed and they are completely free to live in the wild with other Javan slow lorises. There are eight species of slow lorises, and they ...  


The ET Equation

North Coast JournalNorth Coast Journal - Mar 22, 2018
I've always thought that tarsiers, after a few million more years of evolution, could do a better job than us anyway. Given the abundance of planets in the Milky Way, the resilience of life and the vast time scales available for evolution to play out ...  


Researchers puzzled by marmosets' displays of charitable behavior

Press HeraldPress Herald - Mar 31, 2018
Marmosets' social organization and child-rearing practices could have been the model for the phrase “it takes a village.” A dominant male and female breed, and their babies are meticulously looked after by extended family members who then aren't free ...  


Alligators, Pythons, and Tarantulas, Oh My! Welcome to Bull City Burger's Exotic Meat Month.

The Independent WeeklyThe Independent Weekly - Apr 13, 2018
“The first year we did it we got hate mail—emails and letters. I was worried we crossed the line,” says Seth Gross, owner of Bull City Burger and Brewing, talking about BCBB's annual Exotic Meat Month. Gross's idea for Exotic Meat Month came from ...  


Crocodiles guard secrets of Pakistan's lost African past
Gulf Times - Apr 10, 2018

In this photograph taken on March 4, Sajjad Burfat, the custodian of sacred crocodiles, feeds meat to a crocodile next to a pond at the Mangho Pir shrine, during the Sheedi Mela or crocodiles festival, on the outskirts of Karachi. Text Size: A A A ...  


Elk Grove residents reportedly saw an alligator lurking in Camden Lake the past 3 days
Sacramento Bee - Apr 15, 2018

Some Elk Grove residents say they have spotted an alligator or caiman-like reptile, 3 to 4 feet long, surfacing at a neighborhood lake on multiple occasions the past few days, social media posts and local news outlets are reporting. A photo posted ...  


Tiger, gharial census in final stage, says DNPWC

Himalayan TimesHimalayan Times - Mar 19, 2018
The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation has started data analysis as part of the final phase of ongoing tiger census. The data analysis is being undertaken on the basis of information collected using camera tapping method in five ...  


Amphibians begin perilous migration, drivers asked to slow down

MountaintimesMountaintimes - Apr 12, 2018
Driving home at night on a rainy spring night, have you ever come upon a mass migration of little frogs on the pavement in front of you? Does the popping sound under your tires make you cringe? One of the great wildlife migrations is happening right ...  


Antelopes best Owls in District 3-2A play
LubbockOnline.com - Apr 11, 2018

ABERNATHY -- After a hefty first inning on the scoreboard for the Abernathy baseball team, the Antelopes found themselves fending off somewhat of a rally late against Hale Center. But the Antelopes wouldn't be denied an 11-4 win Tuesday in District 3 ...  


Spiders Use Leg Genes to Make Their Heads

Technology NetworksTechnology Networks - Mar 27, 2018
Sharma studies the evolution of arthropods and arachnids. Credit: Kelly April Tyrrell. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Google+ Share to WhatsApp Share to More. Arthropods are among the most ...  


Churchill HS trio impressed during Oregon State Beavers visit ...

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Apr 9, 2018
Churchill offensive lineman Richard Estrella, wide receiver Marshaun Tucker Jr. and athlete Kimani Quade visited Oregon State over the weekend.  


Buffalo to receive hands-on training to improve Transportation Projects via Arts & Culture

Buffalo RisingBuffalo Rising - Apr 11, 2018
Buffalo has been chosen as one of three cities to receive Transportation for America's State of the Art Transportation Trainings that will help the City to better incorporate public art into its transportation infrastructure projects. Members of ...  


Murray's kick sinks Cheetahs

SuperSportSuperSport - Apr 13, 2018
British and Irish Lions star Conor Murray sank a 50 metre penalty to give his side a tense 19-17 win over the Toyota Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday night. In the process Munster secured their home playoff spot and completed their South African tour ...  


Refuge renews push to sow 'ocelot acreage'

Brownsville HeraldBrownsville Herald - Mar 25, 2018
Beneficiaries will be the endangered Texas subspecies of ocelot, along with hundreds of other mammal, reptile and bird species in the Rio GrandeValley. Some of the 34,000 native plants to be sown on the second 34-acre plot, like snake eyes or devil ...  


Prolonged Winter Weather Raises Concerns About Michigan Deer
U.S. News & World Report - Apr 14, 2018

Michigan wildlife biologists are worried about how prolonged wintry weather will affect deer in the Upper Peninsula. April 14, 2018, at 10:53 a.m.. Prolonged Winter Weather Raises Concerns About Michigan Deer. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on ...  


Saying goodbye to the queen of the elephants

CBS NewsCBS News - Apr 18, 2018
Dame Daphne Sheldrick, pioneer of elephant conservation and founder of a Kenyan orphanage that has rescued and raised more than 200 elephants, died last Thursday at age 83. In a statement, her daughter Angela Sheldrick said the cause was breast cancer ...  


The Cute Little Red Foxes on Presque Isle - News

GoErie.comGoErie.com - Apr 11, 2018
Over the years fox have been residents on Presque Isle. Their population ebbs and flows much like the ocean's tides. It has been said that it has a very predictable pattern of growth and decline. Currently the populations are on the up swing. To see ...  


The Big Question: Why do giraffes have long necks?

CBBC NewsroundCBBC Newsround - Apr 13, 2018
The Big Question: Why do giraffes have long necks? 13 April 2018 Last updated at 14:39 BST. Giraffes - they're graceful, beautifully patterned and have ridiculously long necks! This week's question comes from Ardour Primary School in Scotland, and they ...  


Curious About Stoned Sloths and Lovelorn Hippos? Enter to Win ...

Live ScienceLive Science - Apr 13, 2018
Here's how you can enter to win a free book about wild wildlife.  


Weather swing affecting allergies and insects

KMTV - 3 News NowKMTV - 3 News Now - Apr 12, 2018
OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - April has been anything but stable when it comes to the temperatures. It's been both cold and warm and this swing in degrees can impact allergies and insects. Nebraska Medicine Allergist Dr. Jill Poole said tree pollen is what to ...  


Local college roundup: Lakers defeat Kangaroos in men's lacrosse
WatertownDailyTimes.com - Apr 19, 2018

CANTON — After giving up the first goal of the game the SUNY Oswego men's lacrosse team scored 13 straight goals and defeated SUNY Canton 18-6 in a nonconference game Wednesday afternoon. Caleb Alford led the Lakers (8-4 overall) with four goals and ...  


Notebook: Leopards looking like their old selves after 4-0 start

Herald-Mail MediaHerald-Mail Media - Apr 17, 2018
Losing its first seven games in 2016 and its first five last spring provided an uncomfortable wake-up call for a Smithsburg program that for years was the gold standard of boys lacrosse in Washington County. But this spring finds the Leopards (4-0 ...  


What kind of running back would best fit the Lions?

MLive.comMLive.com - Apr 12, 2018
And the Detroit Lions are very much interested in a running back. Which begs the question, which kind of back best suits them? "I think you're trying to find ideally someone that can do a little bit of everything," NFL Network draft analyst Daniel ...  


Hints From Heloise: Loathe the lizards?

Washington PostWashington Post - Apr 21, 2018
Carol in Houston: Lizards in your home or on your patio might be a problem, especially if somebody is squeamish, but lizards are beneficial to gardens because they eat pesky insects such as ants and wasps. Here are some hints to control them a little ...  


Baby meerkats celebrate their first Easter

Four meerkat pups were born at Symbio Wildlife Park in March and though they're still a little wobbly on their feet, they had no problem participating in an Easter egg hunt. USA TODAY. by Taboola by Taboola. AD CONTENT. Yahoo Search · These Car Deals ...  


Carolina Panthers Sweepstakes Enters Its Home Stretch

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 9, 2018
The sale of the Carolina Panthers appears to be near. David Tepper, the hedge-fund billionaire whom many N.F.L. owners pointed to as the preferred choice to buy the team, will not increase his offer to meet the current asking price of $2.5 billion ...  

Prairie Dogs

Down in the Hole with Northwestern Wyoming's Prairie Dogs

KCWY 13 Where News Comes FirstKCWY 13 Where News Comes First - Mar 28, 2018
The rodents are viewed as pests in many parts of the west. But, they're given vaccines by Wyoming's Game and Fish Department to protect them from plague on ranches near Meeteetse. They are also valued on public lands near Cody. This time of year, the ...  



Python in the pet shop: Reptiles and amphibians stolen from the wild and sold as captive-born

The IndependentThe Independent - Apr 19, 2018
In the market for a new pet? Maybe something a bit exotic? For many consumers, reptiles and amphibians are just the thing: geckos, monitors, pythons, tree frogs, boas, turtles and many more species are available in seemingly endless varieties: many ...  


Rhinos, Chapungu share spoils
DailyNews - Apr 14, 2018

Black Rhinos..................0. Chapungu......................0. HARARE - Although his side dropped two points at home, Black Rhinos coach Herbert Maruwa was pleased by his side's performance in the goalless draw with Chapungu in a Castle Lager ...  


Running of the Rodents returns to Spalding University
WAVE 3 - Apr 12, 2018

The Running of the Rodents is one of Spalding's oldest traditions and is a mousey twist on the Kentucky Derby. Rodents competed for the garland of fruit-flavored ring cereal in Disney-inspired attire as they ran around the 16-foot race track. All of ...  


In 1955, the White House waged warfare against some furry ...

Washington PostWashington Post - Apr 14, 2018
In the spring of 1955, two sergeants from the White House Army Signal Agency — the branch of the military responsible for secure presidential communications — were confronted with a problem: They had captured an enemy combatant, but the prisoner wasn ...  


Tigers re-sign catching prospect Kade Scivicque
Bless You Boys (blog) - Apr 17, 2018

The Flying Tigers were off on Monday, but were the only Tigers affiliate to play on Sunday as rainy and icy conditions blanketed the entire Midwest. The Flying Tigers lost to the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Sunday, 9-6, dropping their record to 4-7. Derek ...  


Sea Turtles Use Magnetic Fields to Find Their Birthplace Beach ...

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 13, 2018
Sea turtles use the earth's magnetic fields to navigate back to the area where they were born decades earlier, according to a new study that used loggerhead genetics to investigate their travels. After swimming for years in a giant loop from nesting ...  


wbir.com | Zoo Knoxville keeper will help save thousands of ...

WBIR.comWBIR.com - Apr 19, 2018
Thousands of critically endangered radiated tortoises were confiscated from a home in Madagascar. A Zoo Knoxville herpetologist is part of the international effort to save them.  

Wild Cats

Wild cats could return to cull grey squirrel population

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Apr 8, 2018
Wildcats could be reintroduced to England to help cull grey squirrels after a millionaire Whitehall adviser to Michael Gove offered to fund a scheme. Ben Goldsmith, who has already spent £200,000 on supporting the reintroduction of beavers to southern ...  


Escalator temporarily stairs: The clunky, efficient and now broken Wolves offense

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 19, 2018
The Wolves' offense, too, was actually quite efficient this season. Minnesota finished fourth in the NBA during the regular season in offensive rating and No. 22 in defensive rating. The reason they made the playoffs under a coach known more for his ...  


Zebras hold off Prairie Grove at Four-State Classic
Claremore Daily Progress - Apr 16, 2018

CLAREMORE — Leading 7-2 after four innings, it looked like the Zebras had Saturday's game with Prairie Grove, Ark., all sewn up. But the visitors scored five in the fifth to tie the game, only to see Claremore score in the bottom of the inning to take ...  


Photos: Massive 5-foot long armadillo spotted walking streets of Brazil

KOMO NewsKOMO News - Apr 14, 2018
The giant armadillo, native to South America, can weigh up to 180 pounds and reach length of nearly 5 feet. However, despite their size, the giant armadillo is considered one of the most elusive animals on the planet – so much so in fact – that very ...  

American Bison

The Official Pets and Animals of Every State

24/7 Wall St.24/7 Wall St. - Apr 12, 2018
America is a continent-sized country of extraordinary natural diversity. While the bald eagle is the national bird and the North American bison the national mammal, each state has chosen different animals as symbols, reflecting the nation's diversity ...  


New genetic test detects manatees' recent presence in fresh or ...

United States Geological Survey (press release)United States Geological Survey (press release) - Mar 19, 2018
U.S. Geological Survey scientists have developed the first laboratory test that can pick up traces of manatees' genetic material in the waterways where they live. Using a water sample collected in the field, the innovative environmental DNA test can ...  


'Jackrabbit Alert' app to replace Everbridge

SDSU CollegianSDSU Collegian - Apr 11, 2018
The spread of information is crucial in this modern age, even more so when lives could be on the line. For instances when seconds do count, South Dakota State University is developing a new emergency alert app. “Jackrabbit Alert,” is designed to better ...  


Porcupine salt cravings

MountaintimesMountaintimes - Apr 12, 2018
When I was growing up, my family rented a vacation home on a mountain in southern Vermont. One night we were awakened by our dogs barking. Soon we heard a persistent gnawing on the outside of the house. My dad went to investigate. His flashlight beam ...  


Answer Man: Chipmunks nowhere to be found? Civic Center parking deck elevator fix?

Asheville Citizen-TimesAsheville Citizen-Times - Apr 17, 2018
Today's batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal: Question: We moved down from Massachusetts about a year ago. I like it here, but I'm wondering: Why are there no chipmunks in Asheville? Most of Massachusetts is overrun with ...  

Bull Frog

Will Rogers Says

Tulsa WorldTulsa World - Apr 15, 2018
"Of course there is the corporation lawyer. In his mind the individual has no more rights than a bull frog unless he is incorporated. Then he deserves every protection.” — March 30, 1924. Support journalism that makes a difference. Start a digital ...  

American Crow

BIRD WATCH: Sightings in Greater Newburyport and beyond

The Daily News of NewburyportThe Daily News of Newburyport - Apr 14, 2018
Scotland Road, Newbury: Sandhill Crane, Canada Goose, Eurasian Wigeon, American Wigeon, American Black Duck, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Great Egret, Glossy Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Wilson's Snipe, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black ...  


Berry-rich diet makes waxwings profuse water drinkers, hummingbirds to return soon

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) - Apr 1, 2018
The cedar waxwing has few relatives. Worldwide, there are only two other species: the Bohemian waxwing, which is native to the northern forests of Eurasia and North America; and the Japanese waxwing, found in such northeast Asian countries as Japan ...  


Gary K. Wolfe Reviews Starlings by Jo Walton

Locus OnlineLocus Online - Apr 9, 2018
In the introduction to her first collection of stories and poems, Starlings, Jo Walton tells us that she didn't really figure out how to write short stories until after her award-winning Among Others was published in 2011, and that her earlier efforts ...  


2 charged for allegedly smuggling 26 finches in hair curlers

ABC NewsABC News - Apr 4, 2018
Two New York City men were arrested Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport and charged for illegally smuggling finches from Guyana, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said. Twenty-six of the little birds were found stuffed in hair curlers and ...  


Pheasants Forever Educational Field Trip Day

Galesburg Register-MailGalesburg Register-Mail - Apr 17, 2018
Pheasants Forever Educational Field Trip Day. April 17, 2018 at 2:38 pm. Over 150 area 3rd and 4th graders learned about the importance of conservation, pollinators, and the role pollinators play in nature during a field trip at the Knox County ...  


Trails and campgrounds reopen following Anhinga Fire in Big Cypress National Preserve

Naples Daily NewsNaples Daily News - Mar 21, 2018
The trails and campgrounds that were closed due to the Anhinga Fire in Big Cypress National Preserve reopened Wednesday for recreational use. Pink Jeep, Gator Head and Bear Island campgrounds are open, as are Bear Island Grade Trail, Perocchi Grade ...  


First ever spoonbill tournament series off to a rocky start

Tulsa WorldTulsa World - Apr 15, 2018
It was a fishing derby with all the elements of any other, except this one involved catching giant prehistoric spoon-billed fishes. ¶ Oklahoma saw a fishing first on Saturday: a paddlefish tournament, the Battle of the Bills, was based at The Low Water ...  


How much woods does a woodpecker need to succeed?

Delmarva Daily TimesDelmarva Daily Times - Apr 10, 2018
Ever wonder what life was like before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel? 13News Now WVEC video 13News Now WVEC video. red-cockaded-woodpecker.jpg. A red cockaded woodpecker taps at a pine tree. (Photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service image ...  


Seahorses hit for six in FNC rugby

Northern StarNorthern Star - Apr 13, 2018
BALLINA has made six positional changes ahead of the grand final rematch against Wollongbar-Alstonville in Far North Coast rugby union at Lyle Park, Wollongbar, today. Injuries and players unavailable has forced coach Chris Hickey to reshuffle the side ...  

Sea Lions

Sea lions, seals and birds flock to Drayton Harbor

Blaine Northern LightBlaine Northern Light - Apr 11, 2018
Spawning herring in Semiahmoo Bay have attracted sea lions, seals and multitudes of birds to the mouth of Drayton Harbor in recent weeks. Todd Sandell, a senior forage fish biologist with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, found ...  


Chocolate-covered jellyfish, anyone?

SciencelineScienceline - Apr 16, 2018
Marine researchers remain puzzled about what's causing the apparent increase in jellyfish swarms — jellyfish have largely been understudied in the past and still, they remain poorly understood. Some think that the jellyfish swarms are linked to ...  


Greenwich Swimmers on New “Sailfish Team” Excel at East Coast ...

Greenwich Free PressGreenwich Free Press - Apr 16, 2018
This year's East Coast Zone swim meet in Webster, New York, brought together some of the region's best aquatic talent, including several Greenwich swimmers representing Coach Connie Wu's Sailfish Team. The Sailfish Team is run out of a renovated pool ...  


Parrotfish dilemma

Jamaica ObserverJamaica Observer - Apr 8, 2018
DESPITE efforts by environmentalists encouraging Jamaicans to save the parrotfish because of its contribution to preserving the island's marine environment and beaches, some fisherfolk are unyielding. In fact, a visit to popular fishing villages in St ...  


Halibut, sturgeon, stripers biting

Sonoma Index-TribuneSonoma Index-Tribune - Apr 20, 2018
Halibut, sturgeon and striped bass are all biting in San Francisco and San Pablo bays right now. Having a boat, or booking a place on a party boat is the best way to catch them, but there are some good places to fish from shore also. Keith Fraser at ...  


Cook this: Fennel-crusted mackerel on crispbread with potatoes and fresh cheese from Lagom

National PostNational Post - Apr 17, 2018
In Lagom, Knowles-Dellner offers five versions of what she calls “Scandi bruschetta”: purple sprouted broccoli with walnuts, capers and anchovies; butter beans with tarragon and chives; prawn and avocado; peas and broad bean with halloumi; and fennel ...  


Here's what happens when you replace toads and turtles with 3D-printed replicas in the wild

Science MagazineScience Magazine - Apr 17, 2018
When the first rains arrive in the forests of northwest Costa Rica, yellow toads gather in the hundreds for an intense but short-lived breeding season. This year, however, they will be joined by a handful of intruders called “RoboToads.” These ...  


Spring Means Marathon for Frogs, Salamanders | New Hampshire ...

NH1 NewsU.S. News & World Report - Apr 14, 2018
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Boston Marathon isn't the only upcoming road race — frogs, salamanders and toads are also on the move.  

Tree Frog

Tree frog, bog turtle good choices for latest NJ state animals
Press of Atlantic City - Apr 11, 2018

Bills are moving through the state Legislature that would add a state reptile and state amphibian to the long list of official New Jersey favorites. South Jersey's Pine Barrens tree frog and the bog turtle, found mainly in central and northern New ...  

Leaf Frog

How Amazonian Tree Frog Poison Became the Latest Treatment for Addiction

VICEVICE - May 9, 2016
In March of this year, Beth Marsh, a 29-year-old photographer from London, paid about $85 to have small circles of her skin burnt and anointed with kambo, the poison of an Amazonian giant leaf frog, before being induced to vomit into a bucket to a ...  

Dart Frog

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is the voice of this cartoon cowboy frog

Orlando Weekly (blog)Orlando Weekly (blog) - Apr 4, 2018
"Being a part of the Planet Blue series as the voice of Wizard the Blue Dart Frog was a thrill, and the series' aim to educate students about sustainability and the environment is extremely important for our future generations," Dyer said in a ...  

Coral Snake

Bulldog saved after bite from coral snake

Bryan-College Station EagleBryan-College Station Eagle - Mar 18, 2018
Because an anti-venom does not exist in the United States for dogs, the couple was referred to the VMTH's Small Animal Hospital, where they were met by veterinary intern Dr. Jennifer Gray. "With coral snake envenomation, most of the bites are dry bites ...  


VC Fire Protection District Public Safety and Service Message ...

Valley Center HappeningsValley Center Happenings - Apr 14, 2018
The warm weather has awakened our snake community and as they explore their surroundings, the local human population's concerns for safety have started the 2018 "snake sightings" and the concerns. California has a variety of snakes, most of which are ...  


Rắn boomslang kịch độc nuốt gọn tắc kè hoa

Infonet (lời tuyên bố phát cho các báo)Infonet (lời tuyên bố phát cho các báo) - Apr 8, 2018
Con rắn boomslang, một trong những loài rắn có nọc độc nguy hiểm nhất châu Phi, lao tới tấn công con tắc kè hoa Chamaeleo dilepis, cắn ngập răng nanh vào con mồi và bơm nọc độc haemotoxic. Tắc kè hoa là mục tiêu yêu thích của rắn boomslang, nhưng hành ...  


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

Swimmer comes face-to-face with venomous sea snake

The Sunshine Coast DailyThe Sunshine Coast Daily - Apr 3, 2018
A SWIMMER has put a warning out to beach-goers, after a close encounter with what she believed was a venomous sea snake at Mooloolaba. Alexandra Headland resident Mary McGrath was swimming at the Spit, about 100m east of the flagged zone, when she ...  

Rat Snake

Rat Snake Rescued by Animal Control in The Colony

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthNBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Apr 9, 2018
Animal control officers rescued a large rat snake in The Colony on Monday. The snake was spotted as it tried to cross Main Street. Animal control officers were able to catch the snake and then released it into a nearby field. In the post on Facebook ...  

King Cobra

Cobra Connect in F8 Irons: Tour level analytics for amateurs

Golf ChannelGolf Channel - Apr 17, 2018
Golf Channel equipment insider Matt Adams explains the game improvement technology available to both pros and amateur golfers with the King Cobra F8 irons. Follow Us. Facebook · Google+ · Instagram · Twitter. Golf Channel App. Golf Channel. Instant ...  

Corn Snake

Folk Life Festival postponed, but Ag Museum still provides learning opportunities

Tifton GazetteTifton Gazette - Apr 11, 2018
They had a young Eastern Kingsnake, a green tree frog, a turtle and a corn snake common to the South East. The gallery had just opened “Glory Days” the night before. It shares just some of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's sporting history with ...  

Black Mamba

Black Mamba warning after seven Birmingham deaths
BBC News - Mar 30, 2018

A warning has been issued after the deaths of seven men which may be linked to former legal high Black Mamba. Drug workers in the West Midlands were sent an alert after "a cluster" of incidents in a short period last week. Public Health England (PHE ...  


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

Robert Covington Once Terrified Joel Embiid By Pulling A Python Out Of A Bag In A Team Meeting

UPROXXUPROXX - Apr 19, 2018
The Philadelphia 76ers are the darlings of the NBA this season, and for very good reason. The Sixers have a unique group of young, exciting talent that is putting it all together on the court in a way almost no one expected to happen this quickly. Joel ...  

Boa Constrictor

Whitfield deputies find home for boa constrictor | Times Free Press

Chattanooga Times Free PressChattanooga Times Free Press - Apr 11, 2018
A call received on April 3 at Cedar Ridge Road led Whitfield County deputies to a 7-foot long boa constrictor.  

Gopher Snake

Baby gopher snake spotted on Santa Rosa Creek Trail

Santa Rosa Press DemocratSanta Rosa Press Democrat - Apr 12, 2018
A Santa Rosa man out for his regular walk on the Santa Rosa Creek Trail was stopped in his tracks by what he thought was a rattlesnake, but turned out to be a gopher snake on Monday evening. Robert Osborn, who walks the popular 2.14-mile trail four or ...  

Indigo Snake

Gopher Tortoise Day Recognizes Marco's Oldest Residents

coastalbreezenews.comcoastalbreezenews.com - Apr 13, 2018
The gopher tortoise is a very generous landlord; its burrow is home to some 350 animals that depend on the burrow for protection, such as the threatened eastern indigo snake, Florida mouse, gopher frog, and even the burrowing owl. Photo by Steve ...  

Garter Snake

The Time I Caught a Garter Snake and Brought It Home

TheStranger.comTheStranger.com - Apr 11, 2018
I spent most of my free time as a kid at the Evergreen Washelli cemetery. There weren't many parks in the Aurora neighborhood in the 1990s. With our two dogs, Jack and Pirate, my dad, my brother, and I would play tag and hide-and-seek among the ...  

Water Snake

This Snake Rips Its Prey Into Pieces, Instead of Swallowing it Whole

National GeographicNational Geographic - Apr 6, 2018
Almost all known snake species eat their prey whole, in a single and sometimes monumental gulp. But scientists have found an exception to this general rule in the cat-eyed water snake (Gerarda prevostiana), a small serpent native to mangrove swamps ...  

Blue Whale

More Blue Whale-linked deaths reported in Egypt

EgypttodayEgypttoday - Apr 14, 2018
CAIRO – 14 April 2018: The deadly online games “Blue Whale” and “Mariam” continue claiming the lives of more victims, with seemingly no end in sight. Over the course of three days, Egypt saw the deaths of three young people, whose deaths are believed ...  

Humpback Whale

Free Willy: Stranded Humpback Whale Rescued in Argentina

Sputnik InternationalSputnik International - Apr 10, 2018
Residents of Mar del Plata in Argentina have spent an entire day trying to help a whale swim back into the ocean after becoming stranded on a beach. An eight-meter long humpback whale, weighing almost ten tons, was found washed up on the shore of Punta ...  

Killer Whale

New baby killer whale in our waters: a closer look at why that's not good news for our local orcas

Q13 FOXQ13 FOX - Apr 20, 2018
SEATTLE-- Whale watchers have spotted a new baby killer whale in the Salish Sea. It's some amazing new video of the estimated month-old marine mammal off the southeast coast of Vancouver Island. While the calf is a delight to see in Northwest waters ...  

Beaked Whale

Juneau pioneers Ridgway, King selected for AK Women's Hall of Fame

Juneau EmpireJuneau Empire - Apr 15, 2018
She gained statewide notoriety for deep-sea exploration of the unexplored Zhemchug Canyon, in the Bering Sea, and for being a part of a team that discovered a new species of beaked whale. For as much as she was known for her work, she was equally well ...  

Right Whale

Right whale mother in poor condition entangled in Cape Cod

WMUR ManchesterWMUR Manchester - Apr 15, 2018
Researchers said the most recent calving season just ended with no recorded births. Experts say the species has been severely impacted by decades of human-caused deaths including entanglement and boat strikes. Scientist at the aquarium have documented ...  

Minke Whale

Dream-Like Video Captures Minke Whale Gliding Beneath Antarctic Ice

Live ScienceLive Science - Mar 21, 2018
In what looks like a stereotypical hallucination of a whale floating beneath puffy clouds, rare footage reveals a very real minke whale swimming with sinuous grace beneath a blanket of floating ice chunks. The dream-like whale video was captured by ...  

Sperm Whale

Bowhead Whale

Bowhead whale songs are as complex as jazz music

Mother Nature NetworkMother Nature Network - Apr 8, 2018
According to Stafford, bowhead whale songs contain “multiple frequencies and amplitude-modulated elements combined into phrases and organized in long bouts.” She added: “When we heard, it was astonishing." Like with humpback whales, bowhead whales ...  

Grey Whale

REVIEW: Grey Whale Poke offers delicious Hawaiian poke, bubble tea

Daily NebraskanDaily Nebraskan - Apr 9, 2018
For those who don't enjoy raw fish, Grey Whale offers bowls with tofu, chicken or beef as the main protein. I ordered the Honolulu salmon bowl, which comes with spicy salmon, cucumber, edamame, green onion, red onion, mango, potato crunch, sriracha ...  

Beluga Whale

If you see a wayward beluga near New Brunswick, steer clear

National PostNational Post - Apr 12, 2018
If you see a wayward beluga near New Brunswick, steer clear. Beluga whales usually reside in the St. Lawrence Estuary or further north in the Arctic. Qila, a beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium receives a freshly prepared herring from trainer Katie ...  

Whale Shark

Groups of up to 1400 Sharks Gather Off North American Coast, Puzzling Scientists

NewsweekNewsweek - Apr 18, 2018
Basking sharks are generally solitary animals, so scientists are puzzled as to why almost 1,400 of the creatures have been spotted congregating on a stretch of the North American coast. After the whale shark, basking sharks are the world's largest fish ...  

Great White Shark

Unexpected great white shark extras show up during filming of ...

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Apr 12, 2018
The television series is called Animal Kingdom, but the actors and film crew didn't actually expect animals to show up during filming, especially in the form of great white sharks. Filming for the TNT drama Animal Kingdom, a show about a Southern ...  

Tiger Shark

BAPE Goes Wild With Latest "Tiger Shark" Collection

As its impending collaboration with Anti Social Social Club is set to release soon, streetwear stalwarts BAPE has just released its third “Tiger Shark” collection to keep fans satisfied. The “Tiger Shark” capsule boasts a collection of essential wears ...  

Gray Seal

Baby seal washes ashore in Bethany

CapeGazette.comCapeGazette.com - Apr 2, 2018
A gray seal pup was taken to New Jersey for rehabilitation after it washed ashore March 29 in Bethany Beach. The 2 1/2-month-old seal was suffering from wounds and cuts on the face, neck and flipper when a passerby found the pup on the beach, according ...  

Fur Seal

Sydney Harbour fur seal blocked from returning to Rushcutters Bay ...

ABC LocalABC Local - Mar 27, 2018
A sleepy fur seal had made Rushcutters Bay Park its home for the past few days, delighting passers-by as it napped by the waterfront. But it has now slipped back into the harbour and is unlikely to return, with council workers blocking its access back ...  

Harbor Seal

Harbor Seal 'Marmalade' Washes Up on Maryland Beach, National ...

PEOPLE.comPEOPLE.com - Apr 9, 2018
Gitchi gitchi ya ya da da! He's not a lady, but sweet Marmalade the young Harbor Seal is making waves after a fortunate rescue mission by the National Aquarium Animal Rescue team. The juvenile seal was rescued in Ocean City, Maryland, about two weeks ...  

Elephant Seal

Rise in elephant seals on SoCal beaches concerns Pacific Marine Mammal Center

KABC-TVKABC-TV - Apr 5, 2018
It's not uncommon to visit the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach this time of year and see an Elephant Seal. But, the center has rescued 16 pups this year, two of which have died. (KABC). SHARE. share · tweet · share · email. KABC. By Josh ...  

Polar Bear

Poll opens to name the first polar bear born in the UK in 25 years

Sky NewsSky News - Apr 20, 2018
Views are polarised on what to call the new addition, with Artor, Hamish, MacKinnon and Poulsen on the shortlist.  

Brown Bear

Nature in the Fagaras Mountains: Romania's brown bear

Romania-Insider.comRomania-Insider.com - Apr 15, 2018
It is believed that there are over 200,000 brown bears in the world, and estimates say that over 6,000 of them roam Romania's forests in the Carpathian Mountains: the largest population of bears within the European Union. In Europe, the brown bear is ...  

Black Bear

Former Black Bear Calixte heading to Oklahoma; Mack transferring to Liberty

Press HeraldPress Herald - Apr 17, 2018
Another former Black Bear, running back Josh Mack, will next play football at Liberty University, according to the Lynchburg (Virginia) News and Advance. Mack led the Football Championship Subdivision in rushing as a sophomore with 1,335 yards ...  

Panda Bear

White Chocolate Panda Bear Macarons [Vegan]

One Green PlanetOne Green Planet - Mar 29, 2018
Delicious and extremely moorish macarons with a filling of dairy-free white chocolate ganache. These Panda bear macarons are a simple to make and decorate, perfect quick & easy treat. White Chocolate Panda Bear Macarons [Vegan]. This Recipe is : Dairy ...  

Koala Bear

'Now I want to go sightseeing... go hold a koala bear!' – says Ipswich-born Zoe Newson after bronze glory in ...

East Anglian Daily TimesEast Anglian Daily Times - Apr 10, 2018
“But for now, I just want to go sightseeing – my main aim is to hold a koala bear – that is all i have left to do!” It has been a long wait for a Commonwealth medal to complete her set after finishing fourth in Delhi back in 2010. Before Glasgow 2014 ...  

Grizzly Bear

Season in Review: Dillon Brooks spreads his wings

Grizzly Bear BluesGrizzly Bear Blues - Apr 17, 2018
Check out previous entries in the Season in Review series here. Dillon Brooks 2017-2018 Season. Points per game, Rebounds, Assists, Steals, Field Goal %, 3 point %, Free throw %, PER. Points per game, Rebounds, Assists, Steals, Field Goal %, 3 point ...  


Impending silver bull run has analyst looking at Chinchillas

InvestorIntelInvestorIntel - Apr 12, 2018
December 2017 was a big month for Golden Arrow; its environmental impact assessment at its Puna Operations was approved and construction started at the Chinchillas project and the Pirquitas mill. Now first delivery of Chinchillas' ore to the Pirquitas ...  


Otters' Hoffman Signs With Erie - YOURERIE

YourErieYourErie - Apr 15, 2018
Erie Otters General Manager Dave Brown announced today that forward Brendan Hoffmann, Erie's 7th round pick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection, has committed to the team and agreed to an Ontario...  


Gulf's fastest camels gear up for grand finals of racing season in Dubai

The NationalThe National - Apr 11, 2018
The finals at Dubai's Marmoom track are believed to be the largest of the season, with more than 16,000 camels competing for prizing totalling Dh153 million. There 23 races for camels of all ages. Wednesday's racers were ages six and above, the age ...  


'Camel Prion Disease' discovered in dromedaries in Algeria: Study

Outbreak News TodayOutbreak News Today - Apr 14, 2018
The neurological symptoms observed in the dromedaries, reminiscent of those of the “mad cow”, have made the Algerian researchers suspect that it could be a prion disease. The laboratory investigations conducted by the group of researchers of the ...  


'No phones, no GPS, no men': The all-female off-road rally like no other

The GuardianThe Guardian - Apr 12, 2018
Over the course of an average year, the Sahara desert plays host to a wide variety of automotive sporting events, but none like the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc. The off-road rallies typically held in this vast, desolate automotive playground ...  


Jonah Arenado, Nolan's Younger Brother, Slams Still-Winless Yard Goats

Hartford CourantHartford Courant - Apr 11, 2018
His first cousin, Josh Fuentes, also plays third in the Rockies organization and was the Yard Goats' best player by the end of last season. Jonah, 6-foot-4 and 240, a little taller and lanker than his brother, was the Giants' pick in the 16th round in ...  


For these Crawford County farmers, happiness is pigs on pasture

Chippewa HeraldChippewa Herald - Apr 13, 2018
SENECA — High atop a hill in Crawford County lies a handful of sows nursing litters of hungry piglets. It's a cold day, but in the sun there's warmth. Nestled against the sows and each other — lying on a thick bed of hay — the piglets seem more than ...  


Oh deer! This Muntjac found itself in a very tight spot in Bedworth

Coventry TelegraphCoventry Telegraph - Mar 20, 2018
Oh deer! This young Muntjac found himself in a very tight spot in Bedworth after getting trapped upside-down between two walls. Adam McConkey, RSPCA Animal Collection Officer (ACO), was astonished when he answered a call for help to find the upended ...  


Baby ring-tailed lemurs venture out at the Indianapolis Zoo

ABC 57 NewsABC 57 News - Apr 13, 2018
Baby ring-tailed lemurs venture out at the Indianapolis Zoo. By: Melissa Hudson Facebook | Twitter. Posted: Apr 13, 2018 3:35 PM EST. facebook · twitter · email. 1 /7. INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Zoo shared photos of their ring-tailed lemur twins ...  


Anteaters feast on 'Bows bullpen, snaps Hawaii's three game win streak

KHON2KHON2 - Mar 31, 2018
UC Irvine (14-11, 1-1 BWC) put an end to the good vibes for the University of Hawaii baseball team on Good Friday in Orange County. The Rainbow Warriors (15-9, 1-1- BWC) had their three game winning streak snapped by the Anteaters 12-4. The 'Bows who ...  


6 surprising facts about tapirs

Mother Nature Network (blog)Mother Nature Network (blog) - Mar 13, 2018
The four species that remain today are found in South America, Central America and southeastern Asia. But the earliest versions of today's tapirs appeared in the early Eocene of North America. It's from there that they spread to other continents over ...  


Okapi forest giraffe London zoo 10 facts | Top 10 Facts | Life & Style ...

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Apr 11, 2018
Last week, London Zoo introduced their four-month old okapi to the public for the first time.  


Meet "Boomer," an African serval living on Washington's Palouse prairie

Pacific Northwest InlanderPacific Northwest Inlander - Apr 5, 2018
"Servals are not thought to be aggressive, and my experience with him is that he is not aggressive, but he is fearful in situations with new animals," she explains. "If he felt threatened, he might defend himself with his claws, and because of that he ...  


Gay vultures' chick from Amsterdam Royal Zoo released

BBC NewsBBC News - Apr 16, 2018
A vulture chick that was raised by gay parents in a zoo in Amsterdam is set free in Sardinia.  


NHL - 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs

ESPNESPN - Apr 20, 2018
Sidney Crosby broke Mario Lemieux's mark for career postseason points. Has Sid the Kid also surpassed Super Mario in the pantheon of Penguins greats?  


'Let's not come back:' Hungry Pelicans not satisfied with one road win over Portland; aim to sweep playoff series

The AdvocateThe Advocate - Apr 17, 2018
Winning the first two on the road would be even more impressive, although it doesn't guarantee success. Last season, the Boston Celtics lost the first two games at homes to Chicago but rallied to win the series. Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo was on that ...  


Flamingos flocking once again to Farmington

Lewiston Sun JournalLewiston Sun Journal - Apr 19, 2018
FARMINGTON — The Mt. Blue Music Boosters have announced the return of the flamingos. From Saturday to Sunday, April 21 to 29, flocks of flamingos will be deposited on lucky recipients' yards. For a $15 donation, folks can order a flock of flamingos to ...  

Bearded Dragon

Martinez police apprehend bearded dragon after foot chase

SFGateSFGate - Apr 3, 2018
Police in Martinez apprehended an unlikely jaywalking suspect on Monday. A runaway bearded dragon was secured inside a bucket after a chase across a parking lot. "It tried to get away from us," says Corporal Dustin Mayberry who caught the lizard with ...  


Gackle: how Vegas further complicates Joe Thornton's return to Sharks lineup

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Apr 19, 2018
SAN JOSE — Speed kills in the modern NHL. The Sharks validated hockey's newest catch phrase in their four-game sweep of the Anaheim Ducks and they'll look to debunk it when they take on the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round of the Stanley Cup ...  


Mike Pouncey: Way Miami Dolphins released me 'added fuel to the fire'

Palm Beach Post (blog)Palm Beach Post (blog) - Apr 16, 2018
“They have added fuel to the fire,” Pouncey said. The comments were tweeted by Fernando Ramirez, a reporter for the NBC affiliate in San Deigo, and Dan Woike, who covers the Chargers for the Los Angeles Times. Segal did not immediately return a message ...  


Humane Society Continues Cleanup From Parvo, Ringworm Scares

WGLT NewsWGLT News - Mar 26, 2018
“Which is good because that's better than doing the timeout for parvo, and then a week later having to do another timeout for ringworms." To help with cleanup, HSCI is seeking donations of bleach, paper towels, laundry detergent, and antibacterial dish ...  


Dow Jones, S&P 500 Futures Rally; These 4 Tech Unicorns Have Their First Buy Points

Investor's Business DailyInvestor's Business Daily - Apr 11, 2018
Dow Jones, S&P 500 Futures Rally; These 4 Tech Unicorns Have Their First Buy Points. Facebook · Twitter · LinkedIn · Share · Reprints · ED CARSON; 9:15 PM ET. Dow Jones futures rose slightly late Wednesday, along with Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 index ...  

Wolf Spider

BY Lucas Robinson

Chronicle-TribuneChronicle-Tribune - Apr 19, 2018
One large female wolf spider, named “Big Mama,” was used to illustrate to the kids how female spiders sometimes eat their male counterparts. Cheryl Bell, president of the Garden Club and Master Naturalist who books events at the Garden House, had taken ...  

Widow Spider

False widow spider leaves mother-of-one with rotting hole in leg ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Mar 19, 2018
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Lisa Shepherd, from March, Cambridgeshire, had to have surgery after being bitten by a false widow spider last November.  


Butterflies are Landing at Willow Bend
Plano Magazine (press release) - Apr 17, 2018

For two weeks in May, Plano will be home to more than 1,000 butterflies when the 17th annual Butterfly Festival takes flight at the Shops at Willow Bend. Over the years, Willow Bend has partnered with the Greater Plano Kiwanis Club and hosted a ...  


Cows jump for joy after seeing grass for the first time in months

The IndependentThe Independent - Apr 19, 2018
A herd of cows has been filmed supposedly jumping with joy as they venture outside for the first time in nine months at a farm in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Due to wet weather, and fears the soaked ground could cause the animals harm, the cattle had ...  


Wild Care

Cape Cod TodayCape Cod Today - Apr 16, 2018
Come to find out 2 mourning doves decided to use the old nest (probably from last year) as a pretty sweet place to make a nest! I just picture the male mourning dove impressing the female by telling her he built the nest for her! The babies look silly ...  


Springtime pet threats: Snakes, allergies and fleas

KWTXKWTX - Apr 16, 2018
GATESVILLE, Texas (KWTX) Springtime brings special health issues for family pets and pet owners need to be aware of particular pet health issues that worsen at this time of year. “The three big things are (venomous) snakes, allergies and fleas ...  


Help Ohio scientists survey dragonflies, damselflies

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Apr 12, 2018
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The gossamer-winged dragonflies and damselflies flitting around Northeast Ohio's waterways can give researchers new information about the state -- but only if they're documented. That's where you come in. By snapping pictures of ...  


A Side of Grasshoppers

ESPNESPN - Apr 13, 2018
But the dehydrated grasshoppers within the plastic, four-ounce cup were harvested, processed and shipped from a specific region and a supplier more than 3,000 miles away. To many, the insect might be a novelty - a quirky highlight for an Instagram ...  


Stone centipedes are beautiful, fast-moving and fierce-looking

Seacoastonline.comSeacoastonline.com - Apr 17, 2018
This last weekend, right before it turned cold and we were hit with another round of wintry mix, I was out in the garden thinking about what to plant. While not much was happening at the surface - only a few perennials have begun to green up and sprout ...  


World Around You: Millipedes are harmless creepy crawlies

Tulsa WorldTulsa World - Apr 15, 2018
They look creepy, and they sure are crawly, but a millipede is a harmless wormlike creature often found in Oklahoma in the damp leaf litter or under logs and brush. Unlike centipedes, with their flattened bodies and outstretched segmented legs and jaws ...  


Iguana's ingenious amphibious seven-seat cabriolet taxi

New AtlasNew Atlas - Mar 29, 2018
The Iguana amphibious seven-seat taxi​ incorporates the signature retractable caterpillar tracks, at the same time as adding an adjustable retractable hardtop and shock-mitigating seats​ to complete the most civilized amphibious vehicle on the planet.  


Why dinosaurs could still help us

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail - Apr 20, 2018
Steve Brusatte is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh who has excavated dinosaurs around the world and named 15 new species. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, which arrives in bookstores this month. When I was nine ...  


Answer Man: That brontosaurus used to work at Sinclair

Post-BulletinPost-Bulletin - Apr 16, 2018
Editor's note: This Classic Answer Man ran on April 11, 2015. The information about the hundred-mile garage sale, though, is updated for this year. Dear Answer Man, I've always wondered, did that cute green brontosaurus by the outdoor pool at the ...  

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Is This Fossil a Baby T. Rex or a Controversial 'Nano' Dinosaur?

National GeographicNational Geographic - Mar 30, 2018
Hell Creek is heaven for paleontologists. The Montanan wildlife refuge is rife with clay and stones that hold clues to our prehistoric past. It was in Hell Creek that researchers from the University of Kansas recently stumbled on the remains of a young ...  

T Rex

'Montana is a hotbed for T. rex,' but researchers unsure if partial dinosaur skull is one of them

Great Falls TribuneGreat Falls Tribune - Apr 11, 2018
Struggling with identity makes being a teenager tough — even for a 66-million-year-old teen. The partial skull of a dinosaur unearthed this summer, north of the eastern Montana town of Jordan, faces just such a struggle. The teeth and bones seem to ...  


Archaeopteryx May Have Flown in Short Bursts, Like Modern Day ...

The WireThe Wire - Mar 24, 2018
Reconstructing Archaeopteryx bones using X Rays, researchers observed bone structures, different from modern day fliers, which may have permitted short bursts of flight.  


Local students compete for glory as their bots battle it out at the ...

KFSN-TVKFSN-TV - Apr 6, 2018
Sanger High School Robotics Team "Uni-Rex" is unleashing their prehistoric powerhouse-- the Brachiosaurus-- upon the Central Valley Regional Robotics Competition.  


Despite its small size, there's a lot to learn from studying a ...

St. Louis Public RadioSt. Louis Public Radio - Apr 6, 2018
On a late morning at the St. Louis Science Center, ecology educator Brian Thomas showed two elementary school students a fossil that looked like a very old, mangled piece of rock. It was a partial skull of a young Triceratops. "Inside here is where the ...  


Massive 205-million-year-old ichthyosaur fossil discovered, 'one of the largest animals ever'

Fox NewsFox News - Apr 11, 2018
The fossil of an ichthyosaur was found in southwestern England. It could represent the largest known fossil of an ichthyosaur ever found. The massive jawbone of a 205-million-year-old ichthyosaur has been discovered in southwestern England, making it ...  


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 ...  


Sexual Selection: Triceratops Show Off Aggressive Looking Horns To Attract Potential Mates

Tech TimesTech Times - Mar 23, 2018
Scientists from the Queen Mary University School of Biological And Chemical Sciences in London said the features they saw in Protoceratops matches common signaling structures in other species. The latest study states that the horns of dinosaurs are ...  

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