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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...

2009-09-23 15:00:00

SINGAPORE, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia's largest integrated resort in Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, has created not one, but TWO world's firsts in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) within its Universal Studios Singapore theme park. Themed after DreamWorks Animation's blockbuster movie Madagascar, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure will be a mega-attraction at Universal Studios Singapore when it opens in early 2010. Widely successful across audiences of all...

2009-08-17 08:25:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) announced today that Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill will star alongside Tina Fey in its upcoming theatrical release, Oobermind, which is scheduled to hit theaters on November 5, 2010. Will Ferrell assumes the leading role of Oobermind, replacing Robert Downey, Jr., who has left the production due to scheduling conflicts. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090817/LA62083)...

2009-08-14 10:26:43

Observations made by Southampton scientists help understand the massive blooms of microscopic marine algae "“ phytoplankton "“ in the seas around Madagascar and its effect on the biogeochemistry of the southwest Indian Ocean.The observations were made by researchers based at the National Oceanography Center, Southampton (NOCS) during a 2005 hydrographic survey south and east of Madagascar while aboard the royal research ship RRS Discovery. The fully analyzed results are published...

2009-07-28 15:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2009. In the quarter, the Company reported total revenue of $132.0 million and net income of $25.6 million, or $0.30 per share on a fully diluted basis. This compares to revenue of $141.5 million and net income of $27.5 million, or $0.30 per share on a fully diluted basis, for the same period in 2008. "Our solid second...

2009-07-16 07:00:00

TORONTO, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Uranium Star Corp. (OTCBB:URST) (FRANKFURT:YE5) ("Uranium Star" or "the Company") announces it has completed a total of 56 trenches on its Green Giant Vanadium Project in Madagascar. The Company has confirmed a 18-kilometre mineralized strike length of vanadium and identified further high-grade mineralization. Company Targets 200 Million Tonne Minimum Deposit The results of the 2008 drilling program indicated that vanadium values within the...

2009-07-07 07:00:00

TORONTO, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Uranium Star Corp.'s (OTCBB:URST) (FRANKFURT:YE5) ("Uranium Star" or "the Company") Green Giant Vanadium Project in Madagascar is emerging as a potential world-class deposit. As part of Uranium Star's Strategic Plan centered on strengthening and enhancing the company's operating capabilities, the Company is pleased to announce the following Board Appointment. Mr. Peter Harder has agreed to join the Board effective immediately and will also serve on the...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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