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2010-09-18 07:53:45

For the first time in more than ten years, there has been a confirmed sighting of one of the rarest and most mysterious animals in the world, the saola of Laos and Vietnam. The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (also known as Laos) announced on September15 that in late August villagers in the central province of Bolikhamxay captured a saola and brought it back to their village. The animal died several days later, but was photographed while still alive. This is the first...

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2010-07-30 05:34:50

The wild population of a species of antelope that only numbers 103 individuals in east Africa is on the verge of extinction, Kenyan wildlife officials warned Thursday. The mountain bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci) was impacted by habitat loss, genetic factors, predation and disease, said the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in a statement. This is the largest mountain antelope species, weighing up to 660 pounds. It has white stripes against a chestnut brown hide, and both sexes have twisted...

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2010-02-18 07:45:00

Ancient European aurochs that have been extinct since the 17th century are having their DNA analyzed by scientists, after bone samples were found in a cave in England, BBC News reported. Mitochondrial DNA, passed down from a mother to her offspring, was confirmed in the DNA analysis of the wild cattle's bone samples. It was the first mitochondrial genome sequence found in an ancient specimen. The analysis took place at the University College Dublin's Animal Genomics Laboratory and Conway...

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2009-10-20 08:25:00

Genetic information from an extinct species of bison preserved in permafrost for thousands of years could help improve modern agricultural livestock and breeding programs, according to University of Adelaide researchers. Researchers from the University's Australian Center for Ancient DNA (ACAD) worked with an international team of genomics researchers to analyze the genetic mutations of an ancient bison, many modern cattle breeds and members of the larger ruminant family tree, including deer,...

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2009-09-03 08:45:00

Meeting in Laos urges prompt action Conservation biologists based in four countries gathered for an emergency meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR, August 19, to address the peril of extinction facing one the world's most enigmatic mammals, the Saola. The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) inhabits remote valleys of the Annamite Mountains along the border of Lao PDR and Vietnam. It was discovered to world science only in 1992. At the time of its discovery, it was already rare and restricted to a small...

2009-08-11 06:03:00

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Bongo International, a leading provider of international shopping cart solutions, announced their most recently developed application, the Bongo Buddy(TM). The Bongo Buddy(TM) is the first and only application that scans any US retailer web page and instantly provides international customers the estimated singular and consolidated shipping cost to their country. Shoppers can quickly visualize tremendous savings off common carrier rates through...

2009-05-18 13:00:00

SEATTLE, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A new partnership was announced today between Velocity Art and Design (http://www.VelocityArtandDesign.com) and Bongo International. This expansion by Velocity will allow online shoppers from around the globe to purchase from their modern collection of artwork and home furnishings. International forwarding by BongoUS will bring these products directly to the customer's door. Velocity Art and Design recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary online. Like many...

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2009-05-13 11:13:08

DNA analysis shows that Indonesian zebu cattle have a unique origin with banteng (Bos javanicus) as part of their ancestry. Throughout the world, cattle inhabit a range of climatically diverse environments: common taurine cattle, for example, are kept in temperate zones, zebus in hot, dry climates and yaks at the high altitudes of Tibet. A report published by the online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE shows that another bovine species, the banteng, also made a genetic...

2008-10-04 09:00:14

By DEBBIE MESSINA By Debbie Messina The Virginian-Pilo t NORFOLK One is furry. Two are leathery. Three have shells. And four are scaly. Yet they're all babies. There's a baby boomlet at the Virginia Zoo. Ten baby animals were born in the past couple of months. No headliners like giraffes or lions. But zoo staff have their fingers crossed there. A bongo, four copperhead snakes, a bog turtle and two box turtles were born in September. In addition, two six-banded armadillos...

2008-06-27 15:02:48

China has 3,600,947 square miles of land, more than any other country except Russia, with 6.6 million. (The United States is slightly smaller, with 3,539,244 million square miles of land.) China's climate and geography vary greatly. It has mountains, plains, deserts and four distinct seasons. Its fall includes a brilliant color change in the north. YAKS AND PANDAS China's two most famous native animals, the yak and the giant panda, are neighbors. Perhaps 10,000 wild yaks can still be...


Latest Bovines Reference Libraries

Kéwel, Tragelaphus scriptus
2012-10-12 12:36:15

The kéwel (Tragelaphus scriptus), previously known as the bushbuck, is a species of antelope that can be found in central and western areas of Africa. Its range extends from southern Mauritania and Senegal, through the Sahel to Ethiopia and Eritrea in the east, to Angola and the southern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the south. It prefers a habitat within wooded and forested savannahs in most areas, but chooses rainforests and semi-arid areas in other parts of its range....

Wild Water Buffalo, Bubalus arnee
2012-08-16 09:49:56

The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) is a member of the Bovidae family that is native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Asiatic buffalo and the Asian buffalo. Its range includes Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand and once included other areas like Laos and Pakistan, but populations there have gone extinct. In India, populations are mainly restricted to protected areas including Manas and Dibru-Saikhowa National Parks and D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, among other areas....

Carabao, Bubalus bubalis carabanesis
2012-08-16 09:41:25

The carabao (Bubalus bubalis carabanesis) is a subspecies of the domesticated water buffalo. It is also known as kalabaw in the Filipino language and the kerbau in the Malay language. It is native to Guam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and some areas of Southeast Asia. It is often associated with farmers because it is skilled in pulling plows and carts, allowing farmers to grow and transport crops easily. In some areas, it is killed for its meat and hide, and in other areas, it...

Bos
2012-08-16 09:35:04

The bos is a genus that holds both domestic and wild cattle, which are split into the four subgenera, Bibos, Bos, Poephagus, and Novibos. However, these separations are debated. Currently, there are five living species recognized in this genus, but this number could rise to seven or nine if domestic cattle and bison, which are closely related, are re-classified into the Bos genus. The members of this genus are native to Asia, Western Europe, Africa, and some areas in North America. Because it...

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2007-12-21 13:04:13

The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), also known as the Vu Quang Ox, is one of the world's rarest animals. It is only found in Vietnam and in Laos, near the Vietnam-Laotian border. It is not known how many species exist as it was only first discovered by zoologists in 1992 and only 11 specimens have been recorded alive. The saola occurs in the Annamite Range's moist forests and the Eastern Indochina dry and monsoon forests. They have been spotted in steep river valleys at about 1000 to...

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