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2009-06-11 15:55:00

A Washington state woman claims in a lawsuit against a gourmet restaurant that she suffered injuries at the mouth of one of the establishment's potbellied pigs. The woman said she was dining with her husband Jan. 11 at the Herbfarm Restaurant in Woodinville, Wash., and decided to take a restaurant-issued pan of pig food to the eatery's swine, Seattlepi.com reported Thursday. The complaint filed in the case said it was dark inside the restaurant so the woman did not see the pig coming for the...

2009-05-15 09:00:00

BEIJING, May 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com (http://www.himfr.com/Agriculture.html ), one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, reports that pig prices drop. By the financial crisis and the impact of supply and demand, this year, the price of pigs has fallen substantially; since March the drop in price of pigs is particularly evident. At present, the average market price of pigs is 9.24 yuan/kg, down 42.6 percent; piglet price...

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2009-05-08 12:53:51

Conservationists report that the world's smallest and rarest pigs are "thriving" following their release into the wild last year, BBC News reported. The captive-bred pygmy hogs have adapted well to their new home in the grasslands of Assam in India, according to evidence from camera-trap footage and surveys. More of the Pygmy hogs "” which stand just 10 inches tall and weigh only 13-20 pounds "” will be introduced into the habitat in the near future. Very few of the tiny pigs are...

2009-04-14 11:23:20

A British man who used to farm pigs said he was arrested and held for more than 6 hours in a row concerning a pig statue in his back garden. Robin Demczak, 57, of Witney, England, said he put the black and white porcelain swine in his back garden with the sign no pigs long before Police Constable John Ablett moved in next door, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. Demczak said the no pigs sign was made in reference to the fact that the shed in his garden used to be a pig sty. When I got rid...

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2008-08-21 15:15:00

Pigs have gone wild with destructive results in parts of New Jersey, say authorities. Up to 100 feral boars have damaged golf courses, flower farms and other sites in Gloucester County. They are believed to be descendants of domestic pigs freed over 10 years ago and grown wild and potentially dangerous, The Star Ledger newspaper in Newark, N.J., reported Thursday. "We caught one boar that weighed in at about 250 pounds -- tusks and all," Christopher Boggs, a wildlife biologist with the U.S....

2008-01-04 15:00:21

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a recent state Supreme Court ruling, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today directed staff to begin developing regulations to allow the incidental taking of wild boars during certain hunting seasons. The draft regulations are expected to be ready for the Board of Game Commissioners to consider as part of its Jan. 29 meeting agenda. "On Dec. 27, a Supreme Court ruling, in effect, classified wild...

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2007-11-06 18:00:00

By MICHAEL ASTOR RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A Dutch scientist thinks he has discovered a new species of wild pig nearly twice the size of other pigs in Brazil's Amazon region. At four feet long and 90 pounds, the pig is the latest in a string of new species that Marc van Roosmalen reported to have found since 1996. His findings were published in the Oct. 29 edition of the German scientific journal Bonner Zoologische Beitrage. Van Roosmalen, said his discovery of the peccary - a kind of wild...

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2007-05-25 18:00:00

By KATE BRUMBACK MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Hogzilla is being made into a horror movie. But the sequel may be even bigger: Meet Monster Pig. An 11-year-old Alabama boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog his father says weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9-feet-4 from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. Think hams as big as car tires. If the claims are accurate, Jamison Stone's trophy boar would be bigger than Hogzilla, the famed wild hog that grew to seemingly mythical...

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2007-05-10 17:14:57

AMES, Iowa -- A new study is raising questions about the effectiveness of small, metal crates for pregnant pigs that animal welfare groups say are cruel and inhumane. Researchers from Iowa State University found that allowing pregnant pigs to move freely in group housing structures called hoop barns could be less costly and just as productive as the narrow, individual crates. "What we found was that there appears to be no real difference in pig performance between the two," said Peter...

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2006-06-12 09:18:39

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Some Wyoming antelope are bound for sunny Mexico. Wildlife biologists have captured dozens of pronghorns at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne for transport to Mexico, where some herds are near extinction. Mexican biologists are using the captured antelope fawns to increase depleted pronghorn herds in the Baja California and Sonora regions. Workers from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the Air Force base and Mexico are using long-handled nets to capture the...


Latest Even-toed ungulates Reference Libraries

Greater Mouse Deer, Tragulus napu
2012-10-27 17:02:44

The greater mouse deer (Tragulus napu), also known as the napu or the greater Malay chevrotain, is a species of even-toed ungulate that can be found in Borneo, Sumatra, southern areas of Thailand and Myanmar, peninsular Malaysia, and small Indonesian and Malaysian islands. It also appears on an island off the shore of Singapore, where it was thought to be extinct. It prefers a habitat within lowland tropical and subtropical moist forests. Its scientific name Tragulus is derived from the Greek...

Okapi, Okapia johnstoni
2012-10-01 08:48:10

The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a species within the Giraffidae family that can be found in Central Africa. Its native range includes the Ituri Rainforest, which can be found to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This species is most closely related to the giraffe, despite its resemblances to the zebra. Its habitat varies slightly depending on the area of its range. It occurs in swamps in the southeast, montane forests in the east, savannahs in the north, and woodlands in...

North Sulawesi Babirusa, Babyrousa celebensis
2012-08-14 08:24:23

The North Sulawesi babiruse (Babyrousa celebensis) is an animal that resembles a pig. It is native to the northern areas of Sulawesi and to the Lembeh Islands found in Indonesia. It prefers a habitat near rivers or lakes, in tropical forests or canebrakes. Both its common and scientific name is derived from the local Malay term, which translates to “pig-deer”. It is thought that the Babyrousinae subfamily branched off the warthog family during the Miocene or late Oligocene period....

Pronghorn, Antilocapra americana
2012-08-08 13:17:28

The pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is native to the central areas of North America, where it is also known as the prong buck, or pronghorn antelope and antelope, although it only resembles true antelopes. The pronghorn is the only remaining species in the Antilocapridae family, which once held five other species. Its range stretches throughout the United States, and starts in Alberta and southern Saskatchewan in Canada. It holds five subspecies, including the Baja California Pronghorn,...

White-lipped Peccary, Tayassu pecari
2012-07-10 14:16:44

The white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) is native to Central and South America. It can be found in arid forests, rain forests, and chaco shrub. It is a diurnal species, being most active during the day, and lives in groups between 50 and 300 individuals on average, although larger herds have been recorded. Its diet consists of many plant materials like grasses, roots, and palm nuts, but it will also eat invertebrates.  It is mainly hunted by the jaguar, but it can also fall prey to the...

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