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reconstruction of the early Eocene
2014-07-09 09:33:31

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Silvacola acares is a tiny hedgehog species that lived roughly 52-million-years ago, during the Eocene Epoch. Its fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columbia. Along with the tiny hedgehog, the fossils of a tapir-like animal were also discovered. A paper on the discovery of these two ancient mammals is being published today in the Journal of Vertebrate...

Hedgehogs To Blame In Latest Salmonella Outbreak
2013-02-01 08:30:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after the CDC warned of a salmonella outbreak due to contaminated ground beef, a new outbreak is being investigated due to contact with pet hedgehogs. The CDC is working with officials from the USDA´s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and state health departments to investigate the latest outbreak. The Salmonella typhimurium outbreak is relatively rare, with only one or two cases reported...

2009-03-16 10:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay is introducing its first mammals - African Pygmy Hedgehogs and Chinchillas -- at "Soft and Prickly: Invasion of the Land Animals" on Saturday, March 21, 2009. Led by the Aquarium's husbandry and conservation departments, "Soft and Prickly" is the final hands-on animal preview event leading up to the April 4, 2009 grand opening of the Aquarium's new land animal, octopus and jellies exhibits. With the new exhibits under design, the...

2008-09-23 09:00:40

* What: Brew at the Zoo, held Sept. 5 at the Denver Zoo. * Benefited: Around 3,000 people raised $85,000 at the sold-out event for the Red Apple Fund for Lifelong Learning, a scholarship fund that ensures access to zoo education programs for children and families, no matter what their economic status. * Libations and eats: More than 40 restaurants and breweries served food and beer for the crowd. More than 70 brews were on tap. * That's entertainment: Angie Stevens and the Beautiful...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By James A. Kimble, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Jul. 16--SALEM -- Trees at Hedgehog Park will soon be cut down to create a brighter beach. "There's not a lot of light that comes into the beach and after you get around lunchtime, it gets behind the trees. Then your beach day kind of becomes a shade day," Recreation Director Christopher Dillon told selectmen on Monday. The tree-cutting is a first step in plans to revamp the 28.6-acre park on Route 38, which is making a...

2008-06-24 15:03:08

U.S. medical scientists say a set of promising new anti-cancer agents called hedgehog antagonists might present a risk for people with heart disease. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said the hedgehog antagonists interfere with a biochemical process called hedgehog signaling that promotes growth in some cancer cells. But the study showed interfering with that biochemical process in mice with heart disease led to further deterioration of cardiac...

2006-04-26 12:43:58

LONDON (Reuters) - The search is on for Britain's small, prickly, shy -- and rapidly disappearing -- hedgehogs. On the eve of Hedgehog Awareness Week, the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and People's Trust for Endangered Species are launching HogWatch -- a plea for people to report where and when they last saw one of the inquisitive but shy animals. "It is vital to know where hedgehogs are still present and determine why their numbers appear to be falling," said Paul Bright, an...

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Echidna, Tachyglossidae
2014-06-19 07:53:10

Tachyglossidae is a family that holds eight species of echidnas, also known as spiny anteaters, four of which are known only from fossils. The remaining four species, which include the platypus, can only be found in New Guinea and Australia. They prefer to reside in wooded areas and can be found under piles of vegetation, roots, and occasionally inside the burrows of other animals. This family is named after the "Mother of All Monsters" in Greek mythology, although the two do not resemble...

2012-04-02 14:48:50

The Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec, (Echinops telfairi), is a species of mammal in the Tenrecidae family. It is the only member of its genus and is endemic to Madagascar. Its habitats are subtropical and tropical dry forests, dry savanna, subtropical and tropical dry shrubland, and subtropical and tropical dry lowland grassland. It is named in honor of Irish botanist Charles Telfair. This is a small, stout-bodied animal 5 to 6.8 inches long and weighing about 7 ounces. It is similar to a...

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