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Wild Gorillas Signal Using Odor
2014-07-10 03:02:41

PLOS Silverback gorillas appear to use odor as a form of communication to other gorillas, according to a study published July 9, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michelle Klailova from University of Stirling, UK, and colleagues. Mammals communicate socially through visual, auditory, and chemical signals. The chemical sense is in fact the oldest sense, shared by all organisms including bacteria, and mounting evidence suggests that humans also participate in social chemical...

Unique Leg Bone Structure Helps Keep Giraffes On Their Feet
2014-07-04 07:49:38

Alan McStravick and Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As one of the largest purveyors of children's games and toys, Toys 'Я' Us saw the value in choosing one of the more uniquely designed creatures in the animal kingdom, the giraffe, as their spokesanimal. Noted for long legs and a long neck, the giraffe is the tallest land dwelling animal on Earth and it's different but docile appearance has long piqued the attentions of children worldwide. Now it appears the...

2014-06-16 08:25:48

NEW ORLEANS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Audubon Zoo recently welcomed an addition to its animal collection and it's a big one: Bonnie, a 15-year-old Southern White Rhino weighing in at more than two tons. She joins Audubon Zoo's lone male rhino, Saba, and two other females, Yvonne and Macite, age 51, the world's oldest rhino in captivity. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-06-11 08:36:49

BEIJING, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) ("Cheetah" or the "Company"), a leading mobile internet company that provides mission critical applications to help make the internet and mobile experience speedier, simpler, and safer for users worldwide, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to fully acquire HongKong Zoom Interactive Network Marketing Technology Limited ("HongKong Zoom Interactive") for a total consideration payable of up to...

chimpanzee game theory
2014-06-06 09:07:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As humans, we tend to take great pride in our position at the top of the food chain. A new study from CalTech, however, shows that, when it comes to competition, we might not rank as high as our cousins, the chimps. The findings, published online in Scientific Reports, found that chimps at the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute consistently outperformed humans in simple contests based on game theory. David Levine,...

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...

2014-05-29 08:34:49

BEIJING, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) ("Cheetah Mobile" or the "Company"), a leading mobile internet company, today announced that it plans to release its first quarter 2014 financial results on Monday, June 2, 2014 after market close. The Company will hold a conference call on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time or Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 8:00 am Beijing Time to discuss the financial results. Listeners may access the call by dialing the...

Chimpanzees Show Similar Personality Traits To Humans
2014-05-07 03:38:57

Georgia State University Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work led by researchers at Georgia State University. The research also shows some of those traits have a neurobiological basis, and that those traits vary according to the biological sex of the individual chimpanzee. "Our work also demonstrates the promise of using chimpanzee models to investigate the neurobiology of personality...

2014-05-06 23:03:38

Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work led by researchers at Georgia State University. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work led by researchers at Georgia State University. The research also shows some of those traits have a neurobiological basis, and that those traits vary according to the...

2014-04-30 23:00:57

FCF analysis of H.R.1998 concludes it will harm feline genetic diversity and highly endangered felines could even disappear from the public eye. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) warns that H.R. 1998, The Big Cats and Public Safety Act, introduced May 15, 2013 by Howard “Buck” McKeon of California, will actually harm conservation breeding and educational display of endangered species and deny the public opportunities to view these big...


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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