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GPS Collars Track Domestic Cats
2013-06-15 05:22:01

A team of scientists from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, has teamed up with BBC Two’s Horizon program to miniaturize GPS tracking collars, originally used to study hunting cheetahs in Botswana, to follow 50 domestic cats in a Surrey Village.

2013-06-14 23:00:19

An endangered, female Grevy's zebra foal was born at Denver Zoo on June 13.

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

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. New research looks at cheetah top speed in the wild.

2013-06-12 23:21:07

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW) applauds the proposal announced today by the U.S.

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

In a study devoted to comparing the different types of gestures of infant apes and a human, psychologists analyzed video of the three to find remarkable similarities among the species.

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

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

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

New research has identified the banded mongoose as one of the biggest public health threats in Africa.

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


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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