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Cave Paintings Found In Brazil Date Back To Ancient Hunter-Gatherers
2013-11-12 04:39:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and a local non-governmental organization, Instituto Quinta do Sol were recently tracking white-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari) and gathering data in Brazil's Pantanal and Cerrado biomes when they discovered ancient cave drawings made by hunter-gatherer societies thousands of years ago. The findings, published in the journal Revista Clio Arqueológica, demonstrate that...

2013-07-31 23:02:06

A Paleo Camper recently discovered a peccary tusk during East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site’s summer camp activities. (Source: East Tennessee State University) Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 A Paleo Camper recently discovered a peccary tusk during East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site’s summer camp...

Prehistoric Pig Remains Found At Texas Excavation Site
2011-11-07 06:12:58

Construction workers excavating the site of a new high-explosive pressing facility in Amarillo, Texas, discovered the remains of an extinct, prehistoric pig. According to Bobby Cervantes of the Amarillo Globe-News, workers at the Pantex Plant discovered the fragmented remains embedded approximately eight feet down in the walls of the site after returning to the location one morning. "If we´d have taken another bucket of dirt out of the wall of that pit, we´d have never known...

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2009-09-11 09:08:38

WCS study reveals that road construction for oil extraction in park becomes a wildlife pipeline What harm can a simple road do in a pristine place such as Ecuador's Yasuni National Park, home to peccaries, tapirs, monkeys and myriad other wildlife species? A great deal, it turns out. Specifically, it can turn subsistence communities into commercial hunting camps that empty rainforests of their wildlife, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the IDEAS-Universidad San Francisco...

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2009-05-08 12:53:51

Conservationists report that the world's smallest and rarest pigs are "thriving" following their release into the wild last year, BBC News reported. The captive-bred pygmy hogs have adapted well to their new home in the grasslands of Assam in India, according to evidence from camera-trap footage and surveys. More of the Pygmy hogs "” which stand just 10 inches tall and weigh only 13-20 pounds "” will be introduced into the habitat in the near future. Very few of the tiny pigs are...

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2007-11-06 18:00:00

By MICHAEL ASTOR RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A Dutch scientist thinks he has discovered a new species of wild pig nearly twice the size of other pigs in Brazil's Amazon region. At four feet long and 90 pounds, the pig is the latest in a string of new species that Marc van Roosmalen reported to have found since 1996. His findings were published in the Oct. 29 edition of the German scientific journal Bonner Zoologische Beitrage. Van Roosmalen, said his discovery of the peccary - a kind of wild...


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White-lipped Peccary, Tayassu pecari
2012-07-10 14:16:44

The white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) is native to Central and South America. It can be found in arid forests, rain forests, and chaco shrub. It is a diurnal species, being most active during the day, and lives in groups between 50 and 300 individuals on average, although larger herds have been recorded. Its diet consists of many plant materials like grasses, roots, and palm nuts, but it will also eat invertebrates.  It is mainly hunted by the jaguar, but it can also fall prey to the...

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2007-10-22 16:24:24

The Chacoan Peccary (Catagonus wagneri), is the closest living relative to the extinct genus Platygonus. It is found in the dry shrub habitat or Chaco of Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina and southern Brazil. The Chacoan peccary has the unusual distinction of having been first described based on fossils and was originally thought to be only an extinct species. In 1975 the animal was discovered to still be alive and well in the Chaco region of Paraguay. The species was well known to the native...

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2007-10-22 10:17:54

The Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu), is a peccary species found in North, Central and South America. It lives in many different habitats, from the dry Sonoran Desert and Chaco eco-regions to deep rainforest to the deciduous forests. Although they are sometimes called Javelina, the term is also used to describe the other two species of peccary as well. Collared peccaries live in groups of 1 to 20 individuals, but are most commonly found in groups of 6 to 9. They are diurnal and feed on...

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