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Australias Huge Wild Camel Population Now Considered Pests

Australia's Huge Wild Camel Population Now Considered Pests

University of Exeter A new study by a University of Exeter researcher has shed light on how an estimated one million-strong population of wild camels thriving in Australia's remote outback have become reviled as pests and culled on a large...

Latest Feral Stories

Australian Dingo Found To Be A Distinct Species
2014-04-02 07:05:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When I think of a dingo, I think of a sad scene in the Tom Selleck movie, "Quigley Down Under" where the dingoes are attacking and Cora has to decide if she will repeat her mistakes, or let the aboriginal child cry. Like many of you, I'm sure, I considered them to be just another version of a coyote, no different from any other. A new study from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Sydney, however, reveals...

Feral Cats Urban Coyotes Turf Division
2013-11-13 15:42:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new Chicago-based study has found feral cats and urban coyotes typically have separate ranges, with the cats sticking closer to residential areas and the coyotes preferring urban parks and green spaces. The study’s lead author Stan Gehrt, an associate professor of environment and natural resources at The Ohio State University, said feral cats probably avoid urban green spaces because of the urban coyote population. “(The...

2013-09-23 23:22:03

My Cat from Hell Behaviorist Reminds Public – TNR Best Way to Help Feral Cats Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Jackson Galaxy, the cat behaviorist responsible for ensuring cat guardians and their cats coexist peacefully on the popular Animal Planet show My Cat From Hell, lends his support to National Feral Cat Day (October 16) in a new PSA filmed for Alley Cat Allies, the nation’s largest advocacy group for cats. “We are thrilled to work with our friend, Jackson Galaxy, on...

2013-09-19 23:27:49

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp is submitting the Triple F to companies for their review. PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 "Years ago, after learning of a colony of feral cats living on school grounds, I began to leave food for them, eventually graduating from bowls to a simple cat-food dispenser," said an inventor from Louisville, Ky. "However, as my wife suggested, most of the food was scavenged by raccoons. I felt a deep concern for the cats, so I continued to feed...

2013-09-09 08:00:57

Long-term confinement is not a humane option for the control of feral and stray or abandoned cat populations, according to new guidelines issued by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) in its Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery published by SAGE. According to the society, which is the veterinary division of the charity International Cat Care, culling to control cat populations is also rarely effective or acceptable, whereas trap–neuter–return programs and rehoming (in...

2013-08-21 20:20:44

A Full Night of Programs Exposes America's Out of Control Wild Hog Epidemic and Frontline Stories of the Battle to Contain It NEW BERLIN, Wis., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When Brian "Pig Man" Quaca and the "Motor City Madman" Ted Nugent go airborne to tackle the exploding population of feral hogs, the success rate is always high and the action is equal parts education, adventure, shock and awe. Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, brings back an expanded...

Feral Cat Population Control
2013-08-16 12:18:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Feral cats live shorter, more disease-ridden lives than the average house cat, and a new study points to a path to more effectively control and reduce feral cat populations. According to the study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, giving feral cats a vasectomy or hysterectomy is a more effective method to reduce a feral colony than traditional neutering or using lethal means. While the...

British Isles Was Home To Exotic Big Cat Over A Century Ago
2013-04-25 14:36:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Historical Biology say they have proved that a big cat once prowled the British countryside. A mysterious animal in a museum's underground storeroom helped the team prove that a non-native "big cat" roamed around the British countryside a century ago. The scientists analyzed the animal's skeleton and mounted skin and found that it was a Canadian lynx, which is a carnivorous predator more than...

2013-02-05 12:23:51

MT. RAINIER, Md., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Rescue (ACR), the international cat protection organization, urges environmentalists to act cautiously when pronouncing that they want ALL outdoor feral cats eradicated. ACR is reacting to the latest media frenzy about cats killing birds. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130205/DC54663) ACR President and TNR (trap-neuter-return) pioneer, Louise Holton, says the FWS and the Smithsonian are using scare...

2013-02-01 12:23:10

National coalition of animal health and welfare organizations responds to recent article highlighting cats' predatory prowess ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study and corresponding media reports have cast a negative light on cats by suggesting that they may be responsible for killing perhaps billions of birds and mammals. Dr. Brunt, executive director of the CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations...


Latest Feral Reference Libraries

Wild Horse, Equus ferus
2014-04-11 11:56:13

The Wild Horse (Equus ferus) is a species of the genus Equus, which includes as subspecies the modern domesticated horse as well as the undomesticated Tarpan, now extinct, and the endangered Przewalski’s horse. The Przewalski’s Horse was saved from the edge of extinction and reintroduced with success in the wild. The Tarpan became extinct during the 19th century, although it was a possible ancestor of the domestic horse, and roamed the steppes of Eurasia at the time of domestication....

Brumby
2014-04-03 12:32:21

The Brumby is feral horse that is found roaming free in Australia, with the largest population located in the Northern Territory. This breed is descended from horses that were released or escaped confinement during the early days of settlement in Australia. There are many theories about the origin of its name including one that suggests it is derived from the Aboriginal word baroomby, which means wild in the Pitjara Indigenous Australians’ language. Another theory suggests that the breed...

Banker Horse
2014-04-02 11:37:32

The banker horse is a breed of feral horse that can be found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. This breed is a descendant of the Spanish horse and the foundation stock is thought to have been brought to the America’s during the 16th century. It is thought that these horses may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or after being abandoned during exploration or settlement expeditions. Although these horses roam free, they are not true wild horses because they are descended...

Wild Boar, Sus scrofa
2012-10-27 14:28:45

The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is native across many areas in Central and Northern Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean Region. Its range was much larger centuries ago, extending into the British Isles, Korea, and many areas of Eurasia. This range is now smaller, due to hunting and captive boars re-entering the wild. Its range now extends to Indonesia, and it has been introduced into Australasia and the Americas, although this is mostly for hunting purposes. Other common names for this species...

Dromedary Camel, Camelus dromedarius
2012-08-24 14:19:35

The dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius), also known as the Arabian camel, is a completely domesticated species that appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Domesticated”. It is thought that when wild, its native range was mainly in the Arabian Peninsula. It can now be found in South Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. The only dromedary camels that display wild behaviors are the population of feral camels in Australia, which were introduced in 1840. It prefers a...

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