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2011-06-07 08:41:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PUMA announced today it has entered into a new partnership with the South African Football Association. The global sportlifestyle brand has become the official technical supplier to the SAFA, effective immediately and lasting beyond the next two FIFA World Cups(TM). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110607/459320 ) PUMA will provide the official playing kits for all associated South African teams, including...

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2011-04-25 12:57:39

The British government said this week that a species of parakeet which threatens wildlife and crops will be removed from the wild. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said in a statement that the monk parakeet was an invasive species. It announced measures to either rehouse the birds, remove their nests or shoot them. DEFRA said there are about 100 of the birds in the U.K., mainly in the southeast of England. DEFRA said that they have the potential to threaten...

2011-04-13 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global sportlifestyle brand PUMA® and The NMA Group, world-class leaders in product integration, promotions and entertainment publicity, today announced that The NMA Group will be the brand's global Agency of Record for entertainment marketing. The NMA Group will lead all entertainment initiatives within film, television, music, talent and entertainment public relations for the footwear, apparel and accessories brand and work...

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2011-03-17 09:10:33

Wildlife Conservation Society and partners find endangered cat species beyond the mountains in Patagonian steppe Once thought to exclusively inhabit its namesake mountain range, the threatened Andean cat"”a house cat-sized feline that resembles a small snow leopard in both appearance and habitat"”also frequents the Patagonian steppe at much lower elevations, according to a new study published by the Wildlife Conservation Society and partners. The finding represents a range...

2011-03-03 23:25:47

U of C research shows that human activity displaces predators more than prey A new paper by University of Calgary researchers, published today in PLoS ONE, demonstrates the edge given to prey in the "space race" by human activity. The research was conducted by two University of Calgary students, a University of Calgary Post-Doctoral Fellow and two University of Calgary professors from the Faculty of Environmental Design, Department of Geomatics in the Schulich School of Engineering and the...

2011-02-24 15:00:00

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/puma/puma-social-lands-in-toronto TORONTO, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ - PUMA brings fun and irreverence to the sports sphere once again with the launch of "PUMA Social" a new campaign bringing together after-hours athletes from around the world. Are you a top shooter in foosball? A master at darts? Ping pong sensation? Or a curling wizard? If 5AM cab rides are more your style than 5AM runs, then PUMA Social was...

2010-04-28 14:18:00

WESTFORD, Mass., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- After two successful partnerships with Gumball 3000 Rally in 2008 and 2009, PUMA® hits the pavement for round three as the exclusive sportlifestyle sponsor of this year's rally. From May 1st through May 7th, the 3000 mile route will kick off in London and stop in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm before making the hop across the pond to Boston. The rally will continue to Quebec City and Toronto before ending in Times Square in...

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2010-02-17 10:18:17

Heavy migratory birds take shorter breaks and reach their breeding grounds faster Small migratory birds, like the garden warbler, must make stopovers on their journeys to their breeding grounds. When they have crossed extensive ecological barriers, such as deserts or oceans, they must land to replenish their fat reserves. A researcher from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen and a team of Italian colleagues measured the duration of the stopovers made by garden warblers on an...

2010-02-16 07:00:00

BARCELONA, February 16 /PRNewswire/ -- - PUMA and Sagem Wireless Unveil New Connected Lifestyle Device and Services PUMA PHONE to Hit Market in April 2010 PUMA AG and Sagem Wireless unveiled today at the Mobile World Congress the much anticipated PUMA PHONE. The PUMA PHONE is not like all those other phones; its design, from on-board features and technology to unique user interface to connected services reflects the DNA of the PUMA's brand. Completely custom designed from the...

2009-08-23 09:55:00

BERLIN, August 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As the sponsor of the Jamaican track & field team at the World Athletics Championships 2009 in Berlin, Sportlifestyle company PUMA achieved a tremendous track record by endorsing sprint hero Usain Bolt who wrote sports history in Germany's capital when he smashed the 100m and 200m world records. Three-time Olympic gold medallist Usain 'Lightning' Bolt broke the 100m world record with an amazing time of 9.58 seconds, when he seemingly effortlessly...


Latest Fauna of South America Reference Libraries

Greater Fairy Armadillo, Calyptophractus retusus
2014-05-19 10:55:17

The greater fairy armadillo (Calyptophractus retusus), also known as the Chacoan fairy armadillo or Burmeister's armadillo, is a species of armadillo that can be found in Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia. It prefers to reside in tropical or subtropical arid grasslands or shrublands. This species is small, reaching an average body length between 5.5 and 6.9 inches and a weight of up to 2.2 pounds. As is common to armadillo species, it holds bands of armor along its upper back, but these are...

Maned Sloth, Bradypus torquatus
2014-05-05 11:17:21

The maned sloth or ai (Bradypus torquatus) is a species of three-toed sloth that can only be found in southeastern Brazil, in the Atlantic coastal rainforest. It prefers to live in humid habitats like evergreen forests, but has been found in secondary and semi-deciduous forests. The average rainfall in areas where this species can be found reaches forty-seven inches per year. The maned sloth varies in size depending upon the sex, with males reaching an average body length between...

Monito del Monte, Dromiciops gliroides
2014-04-30 10:08:55

The monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides), Spanish for little bush monkey, is a species of marsupial that can only be found in southwestern areas of South America, specifically in Argentina and Chile. This species prefers to reside in Valdivian temperate rain forests and mountain bamboo forests. It was once thought that this species is descended from marsupials living in Australia, but studies have shown that Australidelphia marsupials most likely originated in South America and later moved...

Titi
2014-04-18 14:17:08

The Titis, or Titi monkeys, are the New World monkeys belonging to the genus Callicebus. They are the only living members of the Callicebinae subfamily, which also contains the extinct genera Xenothrix, Paralouatta, Carlocebus, Antillothrix, Lagonimico, and possibly also Tremacebus. These monkeys reside on South America, from Colombia to Brazil, Peru and north Paraguay. Depending on the species, titis have a head and a body length of 9.1 to 18 inches and a tail, which is longer than the...

Carolina Parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis
2014-04-18 11:57:25

The Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) or the Carolina Conure was a small green colored Neotropical parrot with brilliant yellow colored head, reddish orange face and pale beak that was native to the eastern, Midwest, and plains states of the United States and was the only indigenous parrot within its range. It was found from southern New York and Wisconsin to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic seaboard to as far west as eastern Colorado. It resided in...

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