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Kids' Voices Remain Etched In Mother Goats' Memories
2012-06-21 08:42:40

Even after their babies have been weaned and they have been separated for more than a year, mother goats continue to recognize the sounds of their offspring's voices, reports a new study published Wednesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. According to a Tuesday statement from Queen Mary, University of London, researchers from their School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and colleagues from the University of Nottingham discovered that mother goats can remember the...

2010-04-15 11:13:00

Contest Highlights Dallas Roars! Festival DALLAS, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- African pygmy goats move to the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo in time for Dallas Roars! - a five-week spring celebration that began Saturday, April 10 and lasts through Mother's Day on Sunday, May 9. Thanks to sponsor Kimberly-Clark Corporation, this year's event will be even longer than before with five weekends of fun and adventure. The Dallas Zoo kicks off the event with a naming contest to welcome 11...

2010-04-14 05:00:00

GALVESTON, Texas, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moody Gardens is proud to introduce pygmy slow loris twins born on March 22. Breeding of this species is often challenging and largely rare in captivity. In fact, this is only one of five pygmy slow loris births in captivity in North America over the past year. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100414/DC85838 ) "This is such an exciting event," said Paula Kolvig, assistant curator at Moody Gardens. "We have been...

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2008-01-09 15:55:00

As of Tuesday, the smallest rabbit in North America is being considered for endangered species protection by the federal government. Adult pygmy rabbits are under a foot long and weigh anywhere from half a pound to a little over a pound. In 2003 these rabbits were listed in eastern Washington as endangered, and the current study conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will determine if they are to be listed in California, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. In 2005 a...


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Pygmy Slow Loris, Nycticebus pygmaeus
2014-04-16 11:59:00

The pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) is a primate that can be found in Laos, eastern areas of Cambodia, the Yunnan Province, and in areas east of Mekong River in Vietnam. It prefers to reside in secondary, semi-evergreen, and mixed deciduous forests. This species was formally described in 1907 by J. Lewis Bonhote and was classified as one species with all loris species, although there are now nine distinct species. The pygmy slow loris reaches an average body length between 7.7 and...

Eastern Pygmy Possum, Cercartetus nanus
2013-08-20 10:10:39

The eastern pygmy possum (Cercartetus nanus) is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Burramyidae family. It can be found in southeastern Australia in a range that extends from eastern areas of South Australia to southern areas of Queensland and Tasmania. This species prefers a large variety of habitats including woodlands and rainforests, at elevations of up to 5,900 feet. Although it has a large range, its populations are small and fragmented. This species holds two...

Pygmy Hippopotamus, Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis
2012-09-05 10:16:33

The pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis), also known as the pygmy hippo, is native to western areas of Africa. Its range includes Liberia, with smaller populations occurring in Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. It prefers a habitat in swamps and forests, where a body of water is available to keep its skin moisturized. It is a semi-aquatic creature, and can perform tasks such as breeding or giving birth in the water or on land. The pygmy hippo is...

Pygmy Fruit-eating Bat, Artibeus phaeotis
2012-07-05 09:42:00

The pygmy fruit-eating bat (Artibeus phaeotis) is a species that is native to Central America. It resides in tropical deciduous forests in a range that includes southern areas of North America and northern areas of South America. It has been seen foraging at altitudes of up to 3937 feet, but it is  more common at lower altitudes. The pygmy fruit-eating bat is typically dark brown or grey brown in color, with medium sized ears that can be framed with white fur. It can reach an average body...

African Pygmy Mouse, Mus minutoides
2012-05-15 07:41:59

The African pygmy mouse (Mus minutoides) can be found in the sub-Saharan areas of Africa. This mouse, perhaps the smallest of all rodents, can also be found living as pets around the world. Being social creatures, African pygmy mice will live in colonies preferably around water in grassy areas. When kept as pets, the mice cannot be left alone. Although the underbelly of the African pygmy mouse is a pale white, the rest of fur is colored reddish orange. The triangular ears, although small,...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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