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University of California scientists say they may have found a complete mammoth tusk on California's Santa Cruz Island. An archeology graduate student at University of California, Santa Barbara discovered the 4-foot-long tusk along the island's northern shore, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
Researcher reported Tuesday that a complete tusk, believed to belong to a prehistoric mammoth was uncovered on Santa Cruz Island off the Southern California coast.
Concerned the animals could become extinct, the SVF Foundation is collecting germplasm - sperm, fertilized embryos, blood and tissue - from its cattle to try to preserve the breed. Dutch Belteds are one of 18 endangered breeds of cattle, sheep and goats the foundation hopes to save.
The Santa Cruz sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that once existed in a feral population on the island of Santa Cruz. It is thought that this population came from flocks of Churro, Merino, or Rambouillet sheep that were brought to the island during the mid-nineteenth century. By the 1860’s these sheep had grown to hold a population in the thousands and were permitted to graze freely. However, the decline of ranching on the island that occurred in the twentieth century caused most of the...
The Hog Island sheep is a breed of feral sheep that resides on Hog Island in Virginia. The breed descended from domestic sheep that were brought to the island during the 1700’s. Most likely the sheep used to develop the hog island sheep were modern English sheep, but Merino sheep could have been present on the island. It became feral between the 1930’s and 1940’s after a storm forced the evacuation of the island, leaving some sheep behind to live free of human intervention. During the...
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