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2014-09-09 23:03:13

Dr. Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund and photographer Suzie Eszterhas will present the problems facing cheetahs in the wild – with a focus on human wildlife conflict and what’s being done right now to save this species from extinction. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 On Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, the public is invited to attend a Conservation Speaker Series featuring author Dr. Laurie Marker and wildlife photographer Suzie Eszterhas. Dr. Marker...

2014-07-31 16:32:24

SKIPPACK, Pa., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Mobile is joining the growing list of US Listed Chinese companies whose shareholders are not informed of the same material information that is first being disclosed by third party venues in China. We view this as information arbitrage because of the lag time between the distribution in China and when US investors learn of the same facts. In the case of Cheetah, GeoInvesting ("GEO" or "GeoInvesting.com") believes that this material...

2014-07-30 23:15:05

Wildlife conservation activists have joined with the Trevor Zoo at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, New York, to form the KeepSafe Project, highlighting the work of Lemur Conservation Foundation and the Cheetah Conservation Fund. With the support of businesses in the Hudson Valley, this initiative is dedicated to raising public awareness about the need to conserve endangered species like lemurs and cheetahs, and their natural habitats, as part of maintaining the health of our planet....

2014-06-06 08:25:10

Extends February 2014 Financing with Addition of New Strategic Investor NEWTON, Mass., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Medical, Inc., a leader in non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring systems, today announced that it has secured an initial investment of $5 million from HighCape Partners, a firm co-founded by Kevin Rakin, who joined Cheetah Medical's Board of Directors in 2013. HighCape is a growth equity firm with a specialized focus and partner expertise in transforming...

Cheetah Dethroned By Tiny Mite As World's Fastest Land Animal
2014-04-29 05:30:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the cheetah is generally recognized as the fastest land animal in the world, scientists have determined that there is one type of mite that actually outpaces the large feline – provided you use the right measurement. According to UPI reporter Brooks Hays, the Paratarsotomus macropalpis – a species of mite endemic to Southern California – is capable of traveling more body lengths per second than the cheetah. In fact,...

2014-02-25 08:33:22

Fletcher Spaght Ventures leads round, joined by existing investors NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Medical announced closing a round of fundraising totaling $9M. Leading the investment round was Fletcher Spaght Ventures. Fletcher Spaght Ventures was established in 2001 by Fletcher Spaght, Inc. a leading strategic consulting firm founded in 1983. Leveraging market intelligence and strategy capabilities from its parent company, Fletcher Spaght Ventures has built...

Lions Not A Big Threat To Cheetah Cubs
2013-12-02 16:13:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a recent paper published in the Journal of Zoology, researchers are challenging the theory that big predatory cats are unable to coexist in the same ecosystem. Previously, scientists had thought lions were a cheetah cub’s main predator, and it was believed for this reason big cats cannot cohabitate in conservation areas. However, the latest research found cubs in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park were seven times more likely to survive...

Endangered Species May Avoid Being Killed If Farms Used Guard Dogs
2013-11-27 07:04:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Kent reveals that guard dogs can significantly reduce conflicts between livestock and large carnivores, such as cheetahs and leopards. Their use would help to reduce unwarranted killing of endangered species in South Africa, according to the research team from the university's School of Anthropology and Conservation. The study, published in Wildlife Society Bulletin, examined the effect of guard...

2013-11-06 23:31:57

Visit Booth #1429 for a preview of Cheetah’s next generation of applications and services. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Cheetah Software Systems, Inc., a cloud-based transportation logistics solutions provider, will be exhibiting at the Intermodal Association of North America’s 2013 Intermodal Expo on November 17 – 19, 2013 in Houston, TX. In addition to demonstrating the Cheetah Logistics Operations Optimization Platform (LOOP™), Cheetah will be providing an...


Latest Acinonyx Reference Libraries

Giant Cheetah, Acinonyx pardinensis
2012-10-27 17:25:42

The giant cheetah (Acinonyx pardinensis) is an extinct species of cat that is the closest relative of the modern cheetah. This species could be found in Europe during the early and middle years of the Pleistocene. Its range included Germany, France, India, and China, and it shared this range with leopards and jaguars. It is thought that competition with these smaller cats may have caused the giant cheetah’s extinction. The giant cheetah is thought to have been twice the size of modern...

Acinonyx Kurteni
2012-10-27 17:20:10

Acinonyx kurteni is an extinct, carnivorous species classified in the Felidae family. This cat was native to Asia in the Late Pliocene, around 2.5 million years ago. It was first described in 2008, and is the most primitive species of cheetah known. Its discovery defends the modern cheetah’s Old World origin. There are some differences between the two species, but these are mainly in the mouth area. Since its classification and formal description, some have asserted that the Acinonyx...

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2007-01-19 19:19:34

The Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) is a rare critically endangered subspecies of the cheetah found primarily in Iran. It is an atypical member of the cat family (Felidae) that hunts by speed rather than by stealth or pack tactics. It lives in a vast fragmented desert and although recently extinct in India it is also known as the Indian cheetah. It is the fastest of all land animals and can reach speeds of up to 70 mph (112 km/h). The cheetah is well known for its amazing...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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