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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...

Cheetah Dethroned By Tiny Mite As World's Fastest Land Animal
2014-04-29 05:30:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the cheetah is generally recognized as the fastest land animal in the world, scientists have determined that there is one type of mite that actually outpaces the large feline – provided you use the right measurement. According to UPI reporter Brooks Hays, the Paratarsotomus macropalpis – a species of mite endemic to Southern California – is capable of traveling more body lengths per second than the cheetah. In fact,...

2014-03-13 12:32:06

WILMINGTON, Ohio, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, celebrates its 20th birthday on March 15, 2014 and part of the festivities will include the grand opening of the "Meerkat Hamlet," a new exhibit in the Exhibition Africa section that houses a multi-generational family of meerkats. Installing a boardwalk made of durable, low maintenance TimberTech® decking was a key component in bringing zoo guests closer to the spunky meerkat action. The new...

2014-02-25 08:33:22

Fletcher Spaght Ventures leads round, joined by existing investors NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Medical announced closing a round of fundraising totaling $9M. Leading the investment round was Fletcher Spaght Ventures. Fletcher Spaght Ventures was established in 2001 by Fletcher Spaght, Inc. a leading strategic consulting firm founded in 1983. Leveraging market intelligence and strategy capabilities from its parent company, Fletcher Spaght Ventures has built...

Savannah Ecosystems Threatened By Poaching
2014-02-12 20:00:11

Swedish Research Council White rhinoceros may be extinct in twenty years with the current poaching rates. The loss of this megaherbivore is in itself a tragedy, but it may also have tremendous effects on the ecosystems they now live in. The white rhino (Ceratotherium simum), and other megaherbivores, are key drivers of ecosystem functioning because they´re not controlled by predation. A new study by Joris Cromsigt and Mariska te Beest, published in Journal of Ecology, highlights the...

2014-02-10 11:05:48

When people see a skunk, the reaction usually is “Eww,” but when they see a group of meerkats peering around, they often think “Aww.” Why some animals use noxious scents while others live in social groups to defend themselves against predators is the question that biologists Tim Caro of the University of California, Davis and Theodore Stankowich of California State University, Long Beach  and sought to answer through a comprehensive analysis of predator-prey interactions among...


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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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