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2009-04-07 13:43:35

An Australian family said a pet dog that fell overboard from a yacht survived by swimming 5 nautical miles and feeding on wild goats for four months. Jan and Dave Griffith said they were cruising off the east coast of Australia on their yacht in November when their cattle dog, Sophie Tucker, fell overboard in rough waters, The Times of London reported Tuesday. The Griffiths said Sophie apparently swam through shark-infested waters to St.

2009-03-31 13:39:55

Officials in Merrick, N.Y., said they are employing a team of five Nigerian dwarf goats to munch weeds and overgrowth at a 50-acre nature preserve. The officials said the goats, named Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful, Happy and Doc, were purchased for $1,200 and will be at work by the fall eating grass and weeds at the Norman J.

2009-03-05 13:22:21

A young Milwaukee-area man and his mother have lost a battle in his fight to keep his pet Nigerian dwarf goat. The South Milwaukee Board of Health voted 6-1 Wednesday to evict Gigi, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

2009-01-28 15:40:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- PEMCO Insurance, the local insurer that has brought smiles to faces across the Northwest with its humorous ad campaign poking fun at our regional peculiarities, is introducing a set of new spots to the "We're A Lot Like You.

2009-01-27 09:18:00

WAKEFIELD, Mass., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- pur brands, llc. invites you to begin the New Year au courant by enjoying an ecologically and environmentally friendly, innovative, luxury fabric called pur camboo(R).

2009-01-14 11:31:55

Firefighters say a cat is the hero and a goat is the goat in a house fire that destroyed an Iowa home this week. The blaze in Warren County was believed to have been started by a goat that knocked over a space heater in an attached shed Tuesday and it might have proved deadly had the family cat not awakened the sleeping residents. My cat woke me up and I saw smoke coming out of my fan, John Hadley told KCCI-TV, Des Moines.

2008-12-27 17:50:07

A giant straw Christmas goat in Gavle, Sweden, was burned down again this year by unknown assailants, officials said. The Local reported Saturday that all that remained of the 43-foot Gavle goat was a blackened skeleton. The newspaper reported that for decades residents have erected a traditional straw goat before Christmas in the main city square, and vandals for years have burned it to the ground. We have been so happy that he survived through Christmas Eve, which is the toughest period...

2008-09-03 15:00:32

By SHARON KILEY MACK; OF THE NEWS STAFF MACHIAS - Sarah Gabrielson unpacks the brown paper bag and the "oohs" and "aahs" begin. "Look at the color on those eggplants," she says, grabbing for a fresh bean and eating it raw.

2008-08-27 12:00:56

By PATRICIA WEST-BARKER In Northern New Mexico, you cannot only see the region's history in its adobe homes and farmland irrigated by acequias, you can taste it and smell it, too -- especially in chile-roasting season.

2008-08-08 06:00:31

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, August 7 (KCNA) - Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il], general secretary of the Korean Workers' Party and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave field guidance to the Hamju Pig Farm and the Hamju Phyongphungdok Goat Farm.

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Animal husbandry
2013-08-21 10:25:40

Animal husbandry is the caring and breeding of domestic animals by humans, such as cattle, pigs, sheep and horses. Animal husbandry includes grooming, accommodations, and hygiene of the animals. Animal husbandry may also consist of specialized breeding in order to obtain a desirable characteristic, such as strength, temperament, increased production of by-products, or bone structure of the intended animal. Farmers, ranchers, and sheepherders practice animal husbandry as well as those who take...

East Caucasian Tur, Capra cylindricornis
2012-08-24 16:27:17

The East Caucasian tur (Capra cylindricornis) is a goat-antelope that resides only on the eastern half of the Caucasus Mountains. It prefers a habitat in rocky areas, at altitudes of between 2,600 and 13,000 feet. This species migrates during the year, moving down the slopes in May and back up in October. Some of the areas that this tur migrates to are protected. The East Caucasian tur reaches an average height of 39 inches at the shoulder, and a weight of 130 pounds. The bodies of this...

2004-10-19 04:45:44

Capricornus (The Sea Goat) Constellation -- Location: Zodiac constellation, visible in both hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 21h; Declination: -20; Source: Ancient, Babylonian and Greek mythology The constellations that are included in the Zodiac - the 12 constellations recognized by Babylonian astronomers through which our Sun, moon, and planets appeared to travel during the course of a year - are considered to be among the oldest sky patterns recognized by human civilizations....

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