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

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 DARPA, has been doing exactly that.

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.

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

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

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

2014-07-31 08:29:33

Obtains Increased Annual Fee Caps from Tencent BEIJING, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Mobile Inc.

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

Nearly 50 Years Of Endangered Primate Data Now Available Online
2014-07-28 03:10:01

A 48-year archive of life history data for the world’s largest and most diverse collection of endangered primates is now digital and available online.

Stress Can Cause Mongooses Not To Help Out In The Future
2014-07-25 03:38:38

Researchers studying banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that those who work hard to care for pups may be less likely to invest in future offspring in the same way due to elevated stress hormones.


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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