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Study Shows Meerkats' Darker Side Is Secret To Their Success
2014-07-24 03:48:59

University of Edinburgh The darker side of meerkats – which sees them prevent their daughters from breeding, and kill their grandchildren – is explained in a new study. Research into the desert creatures – which live in groups with a dominant breeding pair and many adult helpers – shows that the alpha female can flourish when it maintains the sole right to breed. The study shows how this way of life, also found in many animals such as ants and bees, can prove effective...

Meerkat Study Helps To Understand How Animals Cope With Novel Man-made Threats
2013-02-19 09:56:00

ETH Zurich In their environment, wild animals are exposed to countless threats, be they predators, diseases or natural obstacles to get over, such as gorges or rivers. In the course of evolution, they have developed specific behavioral responses to allow them to deal with these risks. In recent times, numerous man-made threats have been added to the naturally-existing ones, such as dangerous roads to cross. On the evolutionary time scale, it is excluded that the animals have evolved a...

2011-08-09 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sono Resources Inc. (OTCQB: SRCI; the "Company" or "Sono") has extended its advanced high-resolution aeromagnetic survey designed to define high-priority drill targets on its copper/silver project recently purchased through the acquisition of 95% of the shares of Bonnyridge PTY ("the Bonnyridge Project") in Botswana, Africa. The Company is exploring for copper/silver mineralization in the center of the Kalahari Copper Belt. After...

2009-06-11 15:06:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH teamed with renowned animal expert and director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, Jack Hanna, to unveil its Safari Adventures animal park. Safari Adventures, which is open to resort guests and travelers on day trips, offers educational and interactive meetings with giraffe, zebra, ostrich and more. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090611/CG31416) Bringing to life the African animals seen in photos, murals, and...

2009-02-27 10:53:00

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- To showcase the high-octane entertainment options in its new Indoor Theme Park and unveil a year of exciting new amenities and entertainment options, Kalahari Resort joined forces with the Grammy Award-winning M.C. Hammer who will star in an upcoming A&E reality series called "Hammertime." A multi-platinum artist who topped charts in the 80s and 90s with hits such as "U Can't Touch This," M.C. Hammer performed with his energetic dancers...

2008-08-22 15:00:34

A FAMILY of Kalahari Bushmen are to give a special performance of traditional trance music and dance in a bid to raise awareness of threats to their culture. The !Gubi family from Namibia will perform alongside Ocean Terminal on Tuesday as part of the Mela festival. Their music is usually played through the night to bring players into an altered state of consciousness, when they perform healing rituals on other members of their tribe. The family of six, from Namibia, are touring the...

2008-07-12 06:00:09

By Jessica Ravitz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 12--NORTH SALT LAKE -- At first glance he's a typical, clean-cut, churchgoing white guy living in the 'burbs. But Troy Marsh, of Bountiful, is shaking things up, literally. The physical therapist is en route -- he departed July 11 -- to southern Africa, where he'll partake in the transcendental rhythms, songs and all-night dances around fires with the Kalahari Bushmen, who didn't mix with outsiders until the 1950s. (Think of the 1980 film...

2008-07-11 12:00:17

By Jessica Ravitz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 11--NORTH SALT LAKE -- At first glance he's a typical, clean-cut, churchgoing white guy living in the 'burbs. But Troy Marsh, of Bountiful, is shaking things up, literally. The physical therapist is en route -- he departed July 11 -- to southern Africa, where he'll partake in the transcendental rhythms, songs and all-night dances around fires with the Kalahari Bushmen, who didn't mix with outsiders until the 1950s. (Think of the 1980 film...

2006-04-05 21:48:46

By Andrew Quinn PLATFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - Dressed in crisp olive uniforms and shiny black boots, the squad of 40 South African Bushmen took up formation with military precision, the last hope of a vanishing people. Cheers greeted this week's first class trained by Sanda Security, a new South African company that aims to preserve the Bushmen's ancient way of life by harnessing their legendary skills as wildlife trackers to provide security and stop stock theft at farms....


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2007-01-19 20:27:56

The brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea, formerly Hyaena brunnea) lives mainly in the Kalahari and Namib deserts of southern Africa. It is smaller than the spotted hyena, and unlike its spotted cousin, is largely a scavenger. It is the largest land animal to derive most of its diet from scavenging. Because of the scarcity of food in the desert, the brown hyena supplements its diet with fruit and vegetables. Along the Namib coastline they are known to snatch seal pups. Also unlike the spotted...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'