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According to a new study children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) become happier and more well behaved when animals are present.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more successfully than rodents that 'specialize' in one or other of these biting mechanisms.
An archaeological research team has found one of the most diverse collections of prehistoric non-native animal remains in the Caribbean.
Despite reductions in brain size, domestication has not reduced the ability of guinea pigs to navigate a water maze.
MANHATTAN, Kan., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Owners of exotic animals like reptiles and birds need to be aware of illnesses that can affect both their pet and humans, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. Gary West, assistant professor of zoological medicine in K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine, said exotic animals can make fun and interesting pets, but there are many health factors to consider before owning one. West said common exotic pets are ferrets,...
By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Four British animal rights militants were jailed for 40 years on Thursday over the desecration of the grave of a woman whose family bred guinea pigs for medical research.
LONDON (Reuters) - More than 500 leading British scientists and doctors gave their backing to animal testing on Wednesday, a day after a farm targeted by activists said it would stop breeding guinea pigs for medical research.
The Patagonian Mara, Dolichotis patagonum, is a relatively large rodent found in Central and Southern Argentina. Maras inhabit arid grasslands and scrub desert. Maras like to live in burrows and will occasionally inhabit burrows that already exist from other animals. They are herbivorous. The Patagonian Mara is from the Family Caviidae, which includes cavies, such as their larger relative the capybara, and guinea pigs. Patagonian Maras are closely related to the other member of the...
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