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2013-05-22 23:15:36

Toddler bed rails from Two Hippos are designed to be soft, fun, and keep children safe. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Toddler bed rails from Two Hippos are designed to be soft, fun, and keep children safe. Two Hippos, an American family-owned business, is dedicated to producing products that help children lead happier and safer lives. Using natural materials that are soft and easy to clean, Two Hippos' products now come in bright colors and feature soft, plush textures that children...

2013-03-17 23:00:51

Two Hippos proudly announces that their popular line of kid's bed rails, named Wall Bumpi, has been chosen by Huggies as one of the 11 recipients of the Mom Inspired Grant. The family operated business has received a grant of $15,000 for further development of their business. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 17, 2013 Popular children's product manufacturer, Two Hippos, has just hit the headlines by winning the Huggies Mom Inspired Grant for their popular kid's bed rail, the Wall Bumpi. The Miami...

Ancient Climate Change Made Hippos Smaller
2012-10-26 11:14:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you heard of giant hippopotamuses wandering along the banks of the Elbe in Germany lately? They are not a common sight today, that is for sure, but 1.8 million years ago, hippos were a prominent part of European wildlife along with other megafauna such as woolly mammoths and giant cave bears. A new study by paleontologists, published in the journal Boreas, claims that the changing climate during the Pleistocene may have forced...

2012-10-24 23:38:39

Animals like antelope, frogs and rodents may be tricky to catch, but they provide protein in places where traditional livestock are scarce. According to the authors of a new paper in Animal Frontiers, meat from wild animals is increasingly important in central Africa. “The elephant or hippopotamus may provide food for an entire community, smaller antelope may feed a family, while a rat or lizard may quell the hunger of an individual. Alternatively, these species are often sold on the...

Mammals Evolve From Size Of Mouse To Elephant In 24M Generations
2012-01-31 05:52:40

Mammals can evolve from the size of a mouse to the size of an elephant in as little as 24 million generations, although they shrink more than 10 times as fast as they grow to large sizes, according to new research reported Monday by an international team of biologists and paleontologists. The study is the first of its kind to measure how fast large-scale evolution can occur in mammals. The researchers explored increases and decreases in mammal size following the extinction of dinosaurs...

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2011-05-02 07:50:00

To find out what motivates pigs to frolic around in the mud, a scientist in the Netherlands looked at the wallowing behavior of its wild relatives. Marc Bracke from Wageningen University and Research Centre carried out the study that suggests a pig's love of mud is not just a way to keep cool, but is vital for the animals' well-being. Pigs are known to wallow in order to keep cool because they do not have normal sweat glands to regulate their body temperature. Bracke searched through...

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2010-04-08 07:17:12

A Congolese environmental protection group said that DR Congo troops illegally killed animals last month in Virunga National Park, including seven hippos and five elephants. Innovation for the Development and Protection of the Environment (IDPE) said that from March 3-28, government troops killed the hippos and elephants as well as five antelopes, four baboons, three chimpanzees and two buffalo. All hunting and fishing is banned in Virunga National Park, which is Africa's oldest park. ...

2009-09-30 15:39:04

The National Zoo in Washington said the departure of a 5,000-pound hippo for Milwaukee was handled discretely with a covered crate on a flatbed truck. Officials at the zoo said Happy the hippopotamus was trucked from the zoo Monday morning without any fanfare to avoid upsetting the animal during the 18-hour drive to Wisconsin's Milwaukee County Zoo, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. It wasn't in his interest to have him see out (of the crate), or to have anybody be able to see in,...

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2009-09-25 09:02:59

When the ancestors of living cetaceans"”whales, dolphins and porpoises"”first dipped their toes into water, a series of evolutionary changes were sparked that ultimately nestled these swimming mammals into the larger hoofed animal group. But what happened first, a change from a plant-based diet to a carnivorous diet, or the loss of their ability to walk? A new paper published this week in PLoS One resolves this debate using a massive data set of the morphology, behavior, and...

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2009-08-31 06:25:00

According to an AFP report, Kenya's drought is having an impact on the country's wildlife, causing the Kenya Wildlife Service to feed hippos to keep them alive. In Tsavo West national park hippos are dying in large numbers, and other species are being forced to change their diet. About 15 hippos have been found dead in the park within the last few weeks due to the lack of grass to graze on around the pools they submerge themselves in. "For the past one month, the research team has...


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