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Uganda Lion Populations Declining
2013-10-24 16:17:55

[ Watch the Video: Lions In Uganda On The Verge Of Disappearing ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online African lions have long been a powerful symbol of the continent’s untamed wilderness regions, but these majestic cats may not be strong enough to maintain healthy populations. Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of St. Andrews warn that Uganda's African lions are on the verge of disappearing from the country's national parks, in a...

2012-06-08 23:03:17

The popular online store Hyena Cart is making it easier to find thoughtful, handmade, eco-friendly gifts to honor dad on Father´s Day. Hyena Cart brings together in one website hundreds of individually owned online stores that sell hand-made products created for people who want quality craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind items for their home and family. Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 The popular online store Hyena Cart is making it easier to find thoughtful, handmade, eco-friendly...

2011-09-22 07:00:00

Organization Dedicated to Wildlife Conservation, Education and Community Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Funds Researchers to Help Resolve Human/Lion Conflict Aspen, Colorado (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 Eli Weiss, the founder of the Wildize Foundation http://www.wildize.org, is in Botswana, Africa through October 14 to observe the organizationâs Conditioned Taste Aversion (CTA) field studies with captive lions on a private reserve there. Weiss, who arrived in Africa on...

Scientists Unearth Oldest Woolly Rhino In Tibet
2011-09-02 08:33:57

  A 3.6-million-year-old woolly rhinoceros fossil discovered in Tibet in 2007 indicates that some giant mammals may have evolved in the Tibetan highlands before the beginning of the Ice Age, according to experts. In a paper published on September 2 in the magazine Science, paleontologists from the Natural History Museum (NHM) of Los Angeles County and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who discovered the rhino´s complete skull and lower jaw, argue that the beast adapted to...

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2010-02-11 07:05:00

On Wednesday, Kenyan gamers started to round up thousands of zebras to move to a reserve where lions are attacking livestock due to a lack of prey. The nationwide operation is due to last until the end of the month in what will go down as one of Africa's biggest animal translocations so far.  The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) launched the operation in Soysambu conservancy. Rangers in helicopters started rounding up galloping zebras into a large V-shaped tarpaulin enclosure after...

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2009-12-23 07:24:40

A new look at limbs changes understanding of early carnivore locomotion More than a hundred years after its discovery, the limbs and vertebrae of a fossil have been pulled off the shelf at the American Museum of Natural History to revise the view of early carnivore lifestyles. Carnivores"”currently a diverse group of mostly meat-eating mammals like bears, cats, raccoons, seals, and hyenas"”had been considered arboreal in their early evolutionary history. But now that the skeleton...

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2009-05-11 13:40:00

Researchers discovered 40 strands of fossilized hair inside samples of fossilized dung from a cave in South Africa that was used by brown hyenas, The Telegraph UK reported. Experts say it is extremely rare for soft tissue such as hair, skin and muscle to survive more than a few hundred years, and until the recent discovery, the oldest samples of human hair were found on a 9,000-year-old mummy in northern Chile. Paleontologists believe the newly discovered hair samples are the remains of an...

2006-04-26 12:10:37

LONDON (Reuters) - Dominant female spotted hyenas give their young a head start in life by passing on hormones that make their cubs more aggressive and likely to survive, researchers said on Wednesday. They have shown that alpha hyena mothers have higher than normal levels of the male hormone androgen late in pregnancy which they pass on to their cubs, enabling them to become top dogs. Androgen is linked to male characteristics such as muscle development, aggression and sexual...