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Brazilian Tigrina Is Not One, But Two Separate Wild Cat Species
2013-11-28 07:09:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers studying the evolutionary history of wild cats have made a shocking discovery – while scientists had long assumed there was a single species of the Brazilian tigrina, they have now confirmed there are actually two of them. The remarkable study, which is published in Wednesday’s edition of the journal Current Biology, reports there are two separate populations of the housecat-sized Brazilian wild cats – one living...

2013-11-21 23:34:04

AmericanHouseCleaning.com, a house cleaning service in Redwood City, CA is making the residents of Santa Clara, CA happier and healthier by expanding their house cleaning services into Santa Clara. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 A clean house is necessary for good mental and physical health. That’s according to a study conducted by Indiana University that found a correlation between clean houses and healthy people. American HouseCleaning.com is now offering house cleaning...

2013-11-06 12:29:31

Satellite Biotelemetry Company gives 8 satellite Platform Transmitter Terminals (PTTs) and 8 GSM Cellular Transmitter Terminals (CTTs) to contribute toward conservation of vultures, geese, and eagles. WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- North Star Science and Technology, LLC has recently concluded its bi-annual Grant Program; initiated in 2003 and managed by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC). North Star's Grant Program provides 8 free satellite Platform Transmitter...

2013-10-31 23:20:21

Caligo Ventures, a program of Naturalist Journeys, announces holiday birding tours to Trinidad and Tobago, featuring the Asa Wright Nature Centre. Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Birdwatching from the verandah of the internationally-known Asa Wright Nature Centre is an experience that should not be missed. Visitors usually see more than 40 species of birds before breakfast. For the first time visitor, many of those birds are life birds. Caligo Ventures, a program of Naturalist...

New Medicines Developed For Llamas And Alpacas
2013-10-18 11:02:37

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna Llamas and alpacas are becoming increasingly popular in Europe and are highly appreciated as trekking animals and as sources of wool. Although they are robust, they occasionally fall ill but there are no authorized drugs for the species on the market. Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) have developed an oral “paste” that can be mixed with drugs and used to treat camelids for a wide variety of diseases....

2013-06-10 12:22:53

Chicks Rule! NEW ORLEANS, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Audubon Aquarium is thrilled to announce the hatching of three endangered African Blackfooted penguin chicks. Born in March, the chicks are growing quickly and have joined the penguin colony on exhibit. To view the multimedia asset associated with this release, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62053-audubon-aquarium-three-endangered-baby-penguins-hatch-new-orleans (Photo:...

2013-05-28 23:01:10

Llamas´ Valley May 28 edition includes an exclusive interview with one of the world's top architects, Teresa Sapey, pays a visit to the home of British film director and actor Dexter Fletcher, talks with Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp about his project to establish the first human colony on Mars, and much more. Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 People across the world in search of inspiration, creativity, joy, coziness, and who want to take a delicious bite out of a world...

2013-05-20 23:01:11

Exotic feline fans from around the world will gather in the nation´s country music capital for three days of felines and fun during the annual convention of the premiere wild cat organization, the Feline Conservation Federation. (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Thursday, June 6th, exotic feline enthusiasts from around the world will gather for three days of learning, networking and fun during the annual convention of the Feline Conservation Federation (FCF). Federation members own and work with...

2013-05-15 12:21:55

CHICAGO, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 16, 2013, Jabiru Aircraft obtained an order of dismissal from the Superior Court of the State of Arizona in Heeswyk v. Jabiru Aircraft. The Van Heeswyk family had filed a wrongful death suit against Jabiru Aircraft (and several other defendants) for damages arising from the death of Gerard Van Heeswyk.  Gerard Van Heeswyk was killed in 2008 when he suffered a fatal crash of his home-built Arion Lightening kit equipped with a...

Habitat Fragmentation Impacts On Santa Cruz Mountain Pumas
2013-04-19 05:26:38

[ Watch the Video: Mountain Lion Habitat Fragmentation Study ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For three years, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) researchers have been tracking mountain lions through the Santa Cruz Mountains to document how human development affects the predators' habits. UCSC associate professor of environmental studies Chris Wilmers and colleagues at the UC Santa Cruz Puma Project reported the findings of their study in the online...


Latest Fauna of South America Reference Libraries

Yellow-Tailed Woolly Monkey, Oreonax flavicauda
2014-04-10 14:40:56

The Yellow-Tailed Woolly Monkey (Oreonax flavicauda) is a New World monkey that is native to Peru. It is a rare primate species that is found only in the Peruvian Andes, in the departments of Amaxonas and San Martin, along with the bordering areas of La Libertad, Huanuco, and Loreto. This woolly monkey was, at first, under the Lagothrix genera with other woolly monkeys, but because of debatable primary sources, they have been placed under the Oreonax genera. This genus has been suggested to...

Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

Fuegian Steamer Duck, Tachyeres pteneres
2013-10-03 09:15:04

The Fuegian Steamer Duck (Tachyeres pteneres) known also as the Magellanic Flightless Steamer Duck, is a flightless duck located in South America. It belongs to the steamer duck genus Tachyeres. It inhabits the rocky coasts and coastal islands from southern Chile and Chiloe to Tierra del Fuego, switching to the adjacent sheltered lakes and bays further inland while breeding. It is a huge waterfowl measuring at 7.7 to 15 pounds and 26 to 33 inches with the males noticeably larger than the...

Andean White Eared Possum, Didelphis pernigra
2013-09-27 10:41:06

The Andean white-eared possum (Didelphis pernigra) is a species of marsupial that is native to South America. Its range extends from Bolivia to Venezuela through the Andes Mountains. It is thought to prefer a habitat in secondary forests and agricultural areas. There is not much known about the habits of the species, but it is thought to be in danger of crossbreeding in some areas of its range, although there are no major threats to the species as a whole. It occurs in many protected areas...

Big Hairy Armadillo, Chaetophractus villosus
2013-08-22 11:01:24

The big hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus villosus), also known as the large hairy armadillo, is a species that can be found in South America. Its range extends from the Pampas and Patagonia south to Magallanes, Chile and Santa Cruz, Argentina, but it can also be found in the Gran Chaco Province of Bolivia, Paraguay. Because this species adapts relatively easily and it has not lost as much territory as other species, it has been able to remain farther south than other armadillos. It prefers to...

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