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2014-02-27 23:22:38

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on conservation efforts to save mountain lions. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on conservation efforts to save mountain lions. These Big Cats are in crisis, facing increased conservation issues each year as humans encroach...

2013-12-21 23:02:43

The Wildlife Conservation Educator's course helps wildlife educators develop effective conservation messages that enlighten the public and bring understanding of complex environmental issues. (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 On Sunday, January 12, 2014, Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota, Florida, will host the Wildlife Conservation Educators Course. This Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) “how to” continuing education class is taught by Debi Willoughby, a...

Lions Not A Big Threat To Cheetah Cubs
2013-12-02 16:13:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a recent paper published in the Journal of Zoology, researchers are challenging the theory that big predatory cats are unable to coexist in the same ecosystem. Previously, scientists had thought lions were a cheetah cub’s main predator, and it was believed for this reason big cats cannot cohabitate in conservation areas. However, the latest research found cubs in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park were seven times more likely to survive...

New Species Of Big Cat Discovered In Tibet Fills Evolutionary Gap
2013-11-13 08:21:19

[ Watch the Video: Fossil Skull Of Ancient Big Cat Unearthed In Tibet ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The evolution of big cats has been nearly as mysterious as the cats themselves, but a new discovery will likely lead anthropologists to a better understanding of when and where big cats originated. During a 2010 paleontological dig in Tibet, a husband-and-wife team who were part of a larger expedition discovered the fossilized partial remains of what...

2013-10-31 23:35:47

The proposed regulations would effectively eliminate appearance of felines on television and movies, forbid the hands-on experience of animal friendships, and create a 15-foot barrier of distance between humans and nature’s felines. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) has submitted comments to the USDA that oppose regulatory changes outlined in a petition written by animal rights organizations seeking to abolish hand rearing and public...

2013-10-31 23:00:11

Everyone interested in learning about exotic feline husbandry, or, how to build a wildlife education business that presents wildlife shows is invited to register for either or both of these classes. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) will hold a Wildcat Weekend on Friday, January 10 through Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, Sarasota, Florida. The three-day event teaches its highly acclaimed Wild/Exotic...

Lions Face Extinction, Half Likely Gone Within 40 Years
2013-03-06 11:42:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people want to see wild animals run free and unrestricted in their natural habitat. However, that scenario may come to pass for African lions, which could benefit greatly from living securely within the confines of a protective fence. According to a new study in Ecology Letters, about half of Africa's wild lion population could decline to near extinction levels over the next 20 to 40 years without critical conservation...

Disappearing Savannahs Threaten African Lions
2012-12-04 15:53:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While lions have always been known as the kings of the jungle, the big cats actually roam mostly on Africa´s savannahs. And a new report from Duke University researchers suggests that those friendly environs have been disappearing at an alarming rate. According to the report, which was published recently in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation, 75 percent of the continent´s savannahs have been compromised by human...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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