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female chimpanzees
2014-10-09 03:00:32

Provided by Springer Aggressive tactics of male chimps could put a damper on female chimps’ chances to conceive Being the center of attention can have its drawbacks. For female chimpanzees, being around too many rowdy males is disadvantageous when foraging for food, an effect that can ultimately interfere with her reproductive ability. These are some of the findings of an 11-year-long study of wild East African chimpanzees in Uganda, led by Melissa Emery Thompson of the University of...

cheetah
2014-10-04 08:14:06

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like housecats, cheetahs spend much of their time relaxing, opting to conserve their energy for the bursts of activity required to take down their prey, according to new research appearing Friday in the journal Science. However, lead author Dr. David M. Scantlebury of the Queen’s University Belfast School of Biological Sciences and his colleagues report that their analysis of the creatures’ daily energy expenditure revealed that...

chimp tool use
2014-10-02 07:00:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As Apple has reminded us recently, when a new device comes out – many people in our culture scramble to start using it right away. That phenomenon – of a new tool spreading around within a group – has now been seen in chimpanzees for the first time. According to a new report in the journal PLOS Biology, researchers were able to observe the spread of two novel tool-use behaviors among a Sonso chimpanzee community living in Uganda....

chimp violence
2014-09-18 07:03:24

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chimpanzee-on-chimpanzee violence is not the result of increased aggression resulting from exposure to human activities, researchers from the University of Minnesota and an international team of colleagues report in the latest edition of the journal Nature. Rather, an in-depth analysis of lethal aggression among different groups of mankind’s closest relatives revealed that the behavior is an adaptive strategy which evolved so the...

MIT-Cheetah
2014-09-16 04:42:37

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you're building a robotic animal for speed, the ultimate goal has to be to emulate the world’s fastest land animal – the cheetah. And a team of researchers at MIT, supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been doing exactly that. In her article for MIT, Jennifer Chu describes how scientists have made a major advance in recreating the real-life cheetah’s movements. By developing a new...

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...

2014-09-08 08:38:11

Chester Cheetah releases new limited-edition Halloween treat and delivers virtual tricks to celebrate the most mischievous time of the year PLANO, Texas, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all pranksters: Chester Cheetah, the official Cheetos brand spokes-cheetah, has proclaimed that after years of the 'same old same old,' Halloween needs a new twist - so, today he unveiled a new bag of treats and tricks to bring out the mischievous side of families this season. With the release of new...

2014-08-17 23:02:17

Zebra Facts website hopes to shine more light on the majestic zebras. (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 The new website ZebraFacts.net publishes with an aim of informing the public about zebras, a horse-like creature that is most known for its black-and-white stripe patterns. The site has several pages dedicated to the different aspects of a zebra’s life, such as its diet, habitat, and general characteristics. Each section is full of accurate facts. The website not only has lots of facts but...

2014-08-02 23:01:37

Trio arrives via Frontier Airlines flights to promote healthy breeding of species. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 02, 2014 Denver Zoo welcomed the addition of three spotted hyena cubs this week from two locations for needed socialization and to promote healthy breeding for the species. Kelele (keh-LAY-lay), a male born on June 26, arrived from the Buffalo Zoo on July 31. On August 1, two unnamed females born on June 11 arrived from Kapi’yva Exotics, a private facility in Houston, Texas that...

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...


Latest Fauna of Africa Reference Libraries

African Wild Ass, Equus africanus
2014-04-30 11:15:27

The African wild ass (Equus africanus) is a species within the Equidae family that is thought to be that ancestor of the domestic donkey. This species resides in arid habitats in a range that includes the Horn of Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. This species hold four subspecies, including the Somali wild ass and the Nubian wild ass. The African wild ass reaches an average body length of 6.6 feet, a height between 12.1 and 14.1 hands at the shoulders, and a weight between 510 and...

Agile Mangabey, Cercocebus agilis
2014-04-17 14:22:44

The Agile Mangabey (Cercocebus agilis) is an Old World monkey of the White-Eyelid Mangabey group located in swampy forests of Central Africa in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, and DR Congo. Until the year 1978, it was considered a subspecies of the Tana River Mangabey (C. galeritus). More recently, the Golden-Bellied Mangabey (C. chrysogaster) has been thought of as a separate species rather than a subspecies of the Agile Mangabey. This...

Sooty Mangabey, Cercocebus atys
2014-04-17 14:17:40

The Sooty Mangabey (Cercocebus atys) is an Old World monkey located in forests from Senegal east to Ghana. While overall rated as Vulnerable, the eastern race, lunulatus, known also as the White-Crowned, White-Naped, or White-Collared Mangabey, is considered to be Endangered by the IUCN Red List. They Sooty Mangabey reside in both old growth and secondary forests in addition to flooded, dry, swamp, mangrove, and gallery forests. The primate is arboreal and diurnal. They are omnivores whose...

Western Woolly Lemur, Avahi occidentalis
2014-04-17 10:05:39

The Western Woolly Lemur or Western Avahi (Avahi occidentalis) is a species of woolly lemur that is native to western Madagascar, where they live in dry deciduous forests. These nocturnal animals weigh about .7 to .9 kilograms. This species is folivorous. This species resides in monogamous pairs together with their offspring. The Western Woolly Lemur mostly consumes leaves and buds that derive from around 20 different plants which haven’t matured and have high levels of sugars and...

Eastern Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii
2014-04-16 12:09:35

The eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), a subspecies of the common chimpanzee, is a primate that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It prefers to reside in trees, but it can also be seen on the ground. Adult eastern chimpanzees can reach an average weight between 88 and 143 pounds, with males reaching an average height of 63 inches and females reaching a height...

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