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2009-12-22 14:15:00

Canopy giants and miniature fungi among 250 new species discovered in Kew's 250th anniversary year Giant rainforest trees, rare and beautiful orchids, spectacular palms, minute fungi, wild coffees and an ancient aquatic plant are among more than 250 new plant and fungi species discovered and described by botanists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in this, the botanical organization's 250th anniversary year. The new species come from a wide-range of fascinating locations including Brazil,...

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2009-12-15 07:18:59

In first-time experiments in the wild, a researcher at Brown University has discovered that a species of bat in Madagascar, Myzopoda aurita, uses wet adhesion to attach itself to surfaces. The finding explains why the bat "” unlike almost all others "” roosts head-up. It also helps to explain how it differs from a similar head-up roosting species. Results appear in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. There are approximately 1,200 species of bats worldwide. Of that...

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2009-11-25 13:31:20

NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Cyclone Bongani today and provided some important data that have helped forecasters figure out where the storm is headed, and helped them see that it has changed course. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared, microwave and visible images of Tropical Cyclone Bongani, and provided data on cloud height and extent, cloud top temperatures, and pressure. The infrared imagery also showed that Bongani has...

2009-11-16 16:07:00

DALLAS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- This Tuesday's "Dan Rather Reports" will feature never-before-seen footage from the island of Madagascar, where an ecological horror show is taking place. Madagascar's national parks are, according to scientists, being raped by loggers who are illegally chopping down rare and extremely valuable rosewood trees. The recently obtained video shows loggers hauling the trees out of the forests by hand. (Logo:...

2009-11-03 11:14:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Families can cozy up for a new kind of movie night as the DVD release of the new holiday adventure Merry Madagascar from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) hits the shelves of Walmart (NYSE: WMT) nationwide and exclusively Nov. 18, the day after the 30-minute animated Christmas special premieres on NBC. Walmart stores will also offer new Merry Madagascar licensed pajamas, slippers, socks, throw blankets and other holiday gifts...

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2009-10-21 09:05:00

Researchers from the United States and Slovenia have discovered a new, giant Nephila species (golden orb weaver spider) from Africa and Madagascar and have published their findings in the Oct. 21 issue of the journal PLoS ONE. MatjaÃ…¾ Kuntner, chair of the Institute of Biology of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and a Smithsonian research associate, along with Jonathan Coddington, senior scientist and curator of arachnids and myriapods in the Department of...

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2009-10-17 08:40:35

Satellite tracking has allowed a research team to uncover the mysteries of the migration of Eleanora's falcon for the first time. In total, the bird flies more than 9,500 kilometers across the African continent from the Balearic and Columbretes Islands before reaching the island of Madagascar. Some of the previously-obscure secrets now revealed by the scientists show that these falcons migrate by both day and night, and cross supposed ecological barriers such as the Sahara Desert. Until...

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2009-09-30 16:40:26

NBC says it is joining with DreamWorks Animation SKG to air two new animated holiday specials based on the films Madagascar and Monsters vs. Aliens. The first of the 30-minute specials is called Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space. The Halloween program -- featuring the voices of film cast members Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland and Rainn Wilson -- is to air Oct. 28. Merry Madagascar, featuring the voice talents of Ben Stiller,...

2009-09-28 15:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that the Company's third quarter results will be released on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, after the market close. DreamWorks Animation will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Investors can access the call by dialing (800) 230-1074 in the U.S. and (612) 332-0107 internationally and identifying "DreamWorks...

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2009-09-24 14:41:14

Universal Studios Singapore has announced plans to create the world's only Madagascar theme park attraction from DreamWorks Animation. Singapore's Resorts World Sentosa will also bring to life the first Far Far Away Castle from the Shrek movies, which will be created at the Universal Studios theme park in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. The park is to open early next year. Madagascar: A Crate Adventure will be based on the popular Madagascar family flicks and will feature a...


Latest Madagascar Reference Libraries

Western Woolly Lemur, Avahi occidentalis
2014-04-17 10:05:39

The Western Woolly Lemur or Western Avahi (Avahi occidentalis) is a species of woolly lemur that is native to western Madagascar, where they live in dry deciduous forests. These nocturnal animals weigh about .7 to .9 kilograms. This species is folivorous. This species resides in monogamous pairs together with their offspring. The Western Woolly Lemur mostly consumes leaves and buds that derive from around 20 different plants which haven’t matured and have high levels of sugars and...

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2013-04-23 13:18:30

The Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) is an exceptionally rare diving duck belonging to the genus Aythya. Thought to be extinct in the late 1990s, specimens of this species were rediscovered at Lake Matsaborimena in Madagascar in 2006. Only 60 individuals remain after 18 ducklings hatched in a captive breeding center in April 2012. Based on the accounts written by Webb and Delacour’s in the 1920s and 1930s, it seemed that the bird was still relatively common at Lake Alaotra. The duck...

Greater Dwarf Lemur, Cheirogaleus major
2012-09-03 07:04:56

The greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major), also known as Geoffroy's dwarf lemur, is native only to the island of Madagascar. This species can be found in northern and eastern regions of the island, preferring a habitat within primary and secondary forests, or arid scrub areas. It is a nocturnal species that rests and sleeps in nests made of twigs, leaves, and grasses or in trees with hollow areas. It was thought that a color variation of the greater dwarf lemur, the greater iron-gray dwarf...

Sahamalaza Sportive Lemur, Lepilemur sahamalazensis
2012-08-08 09:26:25

The Sahamalaza sportive lemur (Lepilemur sahamalazensis) is native to the island of Madagascar, where its range is limited to the Sahamalaza Peninsula found in northwestern Madagascar. Because this area is a converging point for two types of habitats, including arid deciduous forests, this lemur resides in both primary and secondary forests. The Sahamalaza sportive lemur is a newly discovered species, along with 14 other members in the Lepilemur genus. Because of this, its taxonomic status...

Crowned Sifaka, Propithecus coronatus
2012-08-08 08:43:18

The crowned sifaka (Propithecus coronatus) is native to Madagascar, with a range that extends to the Mahavavy River in the southwest. The northeastern border of this range is the Betsiboka River. It has been reported that the crowned sifaka occurs in south and southeast Madagascar, which may broaden its range. It prefers to reside in arid deciduous forests in western Madagascar. The crowned sifaka can reach an average body length of 3.3 feet, with a tail length between 1.5 and 1.8 feet....

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.