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2013-06-14 23:00:19

An endangered, female Grevy's zebra foal was born at Denver Zoo on June 13. Visitors can see the unnamed newborn comfortably exploring her yard Now. Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 There's a new set of stripes in Denver Zoo's zebra yard today. Last night, June 13, Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an endangered, female Grevy's (Greh-veez) zebra. At less than a day old, the unnamed foal, is already comfortably exploring her new home with her mother, Topaz, never too far away. Guests can see...

Tracking Study Reveals Amazing Acceleration Of The Cheetah
2013-06-13 06:23:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cheetahs have long been known as the fastest land animal on Earth, yet previous measurements of their top speed have only been done on captive populations. Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College´s Structure & Motion Laboratory have for the first time captured detailed information not only about top speed of these felines, but overall hunting dynamics of cheetahs in the wild. The study is published in the current...

2013-06-12 23:21:07

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW) applauds the proposal announced today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to expand the protection of chimpanzees in captivity under the Endangered Species Act. Cle Elum, WA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 As a sanctuary that cares for seven chimpanzees formerly used as pets, entertainers, and biomedical test subjects and works for the protection of all great apes, CSNW has eagerly awaited a decision which would recognize the perilous situation that our...

Ape And Human Infant Gestures Are Similar And Communicative
2013-06-08 09:06:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In a study devoted to comparing the different types of gestures of a female chimpanzee, a female bonobo and a female human infant at comparable stages of communicative development, psychologists analyzed video of the three to find remarkable similarities among the species. This study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology, represents the first time such data has been used to compare the development of...

2013-06-04 08:30:05

Company Also Completes $14.5 Million Financing NEWTON, Mass., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Medical Inc., which developed and markets NICOM(®), the revolutionary Non-invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring System, today announced the appointment of Chris Hutchison as President and CEO and William T. Denman, MBChB, FRCA as Chief Medical Officer. Concurrently, the Company announced the completion of a $14.5 million financing with a prestigious group of investors including...

2013-05-16 23:28:58

Little Giraffe - cozy and luxurious, yet practical. West Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Bliss Baby & Maternity is proud to introduce additional Little Giraffe products. Little Giraffe products are the most luxurious, exclusive, and hassle-free children´s accessories on the market. The company´s unique, easy-care collections have delighted style makers and discerning parents with a signature blend of comfort, quality, and convenience. Little Giraffe has become known for...

2013-05-15 23:26:24

The Project Management Professionals (PMPs) at Cheetah Learning (http://www.CheetahLearning.com) know something about projects, whether it´s a complex job with considerable resources or a weekender of reorganizing the garage. That´s why they´re offering the new “PM of Spring Cleaning” course at a special “Get Started Now” rate throughout the month of May. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 As Benjamin Franklin once observed, “If you fail to plan,...

African Mongoose Carries Disease Deadly To Humans
2013-05-15 12:31:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Virginia Tech has identified the banded mongoose as one of the biggest public health threats in Africa. According to their report in the journal Zoonoses and Public Health, the mongoose carries a deadly disease called leptospirosis that spreads easily to humans. Often misdiagnosed as malaria, leptospirosis usually begins with a fever and can progress into liver failure, meningitis and...

2013-05-09 23:43:33

The TrackingPoint team tests in South Africa on wildebeest, springbok, kudu, gazelle and more. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 The TrackingPoint quality analysis team took their innovative XactSystem to South Africa to truly test the capabilities of their various long range hunting rifle systems on the hunt. They hunted wildebeest, springbok, kudu, gazelle and many more types of game, and came back with a plethora of trophies and consistent affirmation of their products capabilities. The...

2013-05-07 20:25:48

LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jison Case, premier manufacturer of high-end, handcrafted cases for Apple and Android devices, announces the arrival of its luxe Ostrich Leather series of cases for the iPhone 5, iPad mini, the iPad 4/3/2, the Samsung Galaxy SIII and the Galaxy Note 2. Each case provides superb protection in sleek silhouettes that maintain the integrity of each device's individual slim shape. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130507/LA09672) Handmade by...


Latest Fauna of Africa Reference Libraries

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...

Eastern Gorilla, Gorilla beringei
2014-04-14 12:11:51

The Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) is a species of the genus Gorilla and the largest living primate. Currently, the species is subdivided into two subspecies. The Eastern Lowland Gorilla (G. b. graueri) is the most populous at about 5,000 individuals. The Mountain Gorilla (G. b. beringei) has only roughly 700 individuals. Additionally, scientists are considering elevating the Bwindi Gorilla population to the rank of subspecies. There are at least two subspecies of the Eastern Gorilla:...

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