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The World's Largest Veterinary Practice and 2013 ACADEMY AWARD® Best Actress Nominee, Quvenzhane Wallis, Launch Book at Children's Museum of Manhattan PORTLAND, Ore., Oct.
Non-profit organization is the dream of a 12-year-old leukemia survivor wanting to "pay forward" the help she received during her illness SEAL BEACH, Calif., Oct.
Daylong Summit highlights advances that demonstrate how pets and people are better together ST. LOUIS, Oct.
David and Kelly Backes join other luminaries participating in Best Friends’ photo campaign featuring celebrities posed with their personal rescued dogs and/or cats in support of the Save Them
Animal Aid USA, Dogs on Death Row, Pilots N Paws, and a host of volunteers rescued a record-breaking number of homeless and abandoned animals Sept.
October 8 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, a day for owners to recognize the importance of keeping their pets at a healthy weight and fitness level. Austin,
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 50% of pets are considered overweight or obese, with numbers climbing steadily.
Trampled By a Tractor and Patched Up at Purdue, Charlie Wins 6th Annual VPI Hambone Award BREA, Calif., Oct.
Annual Awards Recognize the Best Pet Bloggers and Celebrate 5 years of Giving Back to Shelters and Rescues Across the Nation SAN FRANCISCO, Oct.
Pet Assure, the nation’s largest alternative to pet insurance, is sponsoring its pet plans at no charge to anyone adopting a shelter-dog during the month of October. Lakewood,
Smith’s bush squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi) is native to many areas of Africa including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, and Zambia, among other regions. Its other common names include the Yellow-footed Squirrel and the South African name of Tree Squirrel. Smith’s bush squirrel is approximately 1.1 feet in length, including the tail, which can comprise up to half the body length. It is small, weighing only seven ounces. The fur color of this squirrel varies in...
The cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) is sometimes called the South African porcupine, and can be found in much of sub-Saharan Africa, however, it is not found in the southwestern desert regions. It is an Old World porcupine. The cape porcupine prefers to make its home in hills or rocky outcrops in dens or caves that it burrows. The female members of this species are the largest rodents in southern Africa, weighing in at an average between forty to sixty-six pounds and they can...
Even in the wild, this rodent is associated with humans by destroying crops and stored food. The house mouse is also known as the fancy mouse, a common pet. It is also a widely used laboratory animal, important for testing in genetics, biology, and medicine. There are three recognized subspecies of the house mouse. These mice thrive in a number of locations including fields, houses, and commercial structures. An adult male house mouse can have a body length of up to 3.9 in, and tail length...
The Townsend’s ground squirrel, or Urocitellus townsendii, can be found in many areas of the United States. The range of this squirrel includes south-central Washington, western Utah, east Oregon, southern Idaho, and most of Nevada. They can also be found in the eastern extremities of California. There are seven subspecies of this type of squirrel including Merriam’s ground squirrel and Piute ground squirrel. Townsend’s ground squirrels prefer to live in arid environments, most often...
Richardson's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii), is a ground squirrel native to North America. It is found mainly in the northern states of the United States, such as North Dakota, and in southern Canada, such as southern Alberta and Southern Saskatchewan. The range of this animal expanded as forests were cleared to create farm land. It lives in short grass prairies and has also adapted to suburban environments. A typical adult is about 12 inches long. Weight varies greatly with...
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- Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.