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Loss Of A Breeding Wolf Can Be Devastating, But Does Not Always Spell Doom For The Pack

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The loss of a breeding wolf can be a devastating event for a wolf pack, but a new study shows it may not spell the end, according to a recent statement from the Institute of Arctic Biology at...

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2014-06-29 23:01:12

Poison-resistant “super rats” are being reported in Britain as the rat population booms in New York. Bird-X, alternative pest control experts for 50 years, reports. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 Why the sudden spike in the news about rats in Europe and America? Bird-X investigates the headlines. Reported in The Telegraph on June 27, poison-resistant “super rats” are quickly breeding in the UK and are expected to outnumber the area’s human population by next year. The article...

grey wolf in yellowstone
2014-06-17 04:58:51

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fur trapping records across North America have shown the population of wolves in a given area has a dramatic effect on smaller animals, according to scientists. The study included areas from Alaska and Yukon to Nova Scotia and Maine. In areas where wolves are present, red foxes are favored. In areas where wolves are absent, coyotes are favored. Coyotes outnumber foxes an average of 3-to-1 where wolves are present. However, in the...

wolves in wolves clothing
2014-06-11 04:48:13

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a rare mix of Heiltsuk First Nation wisdom and scientific curiosity, a new study from the University of Calgary has revealed that British Columbia's mainland and coastal wolves are two distinct populations. UC alumna Erin Navid led the study published in a recent issue of BMC Ecology, which was motivated by the insight of Chester Starr, an elder of the Heiltsuk First Nation on BC's remote west coast. Starr and his people have...

2014-06-10 08:27:02

The Hunt For Tomorrow, a virtual scavenger hunt through twenty-two fictional dystopias, begins on Friday, July 18 at 6:00pm (EDT) and ends on Sunday, July 20 at 6:00pm (EDT). LOS ANGLES, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- THE HUNT FOR TOMORROW is an online scavenger hunt that will send participants on a virtual odyssey through twenty-two dystopian futures in search of the answers they need to win. The Hunt is on for one weekend only, although there is no time limit for completing the...

fossil dog with mammoth bone in mouth
2014-05-30 09:14:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have long-suspected that our ancestors were at least partially to blame for the extinction of the mammoth and a new research review from a Penn State anthropologist has revealed that ancient humans may have had an accomplice – domesticated dogs. The new study, published in the journal Quaternary International, is based on past examinations of European archeological sites with large numbers of mammoth remains. Study author...

2014-05-18 23:00:39

National Dog Bite Prevention Week starts May 18th. Attorney Jeff Rasansky discusses the statistics behind dog attacks, and the goals of the campaign. (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 There is a problem throughout the United States with dog bites. The goal of National Dog Bite Prevention Week is to education the public not only about the statistics of dog bites, but also on what they can do to protect themselves and their loved ones from an aggressive dog. Statistically speaking, dog bites are one of...

2014-05-02 23:04:45

Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. Central Bark Doggy Day Care's “Dog Safety and Bite Prevention” curriculum was developed to help young children understand how to avoid dog bites. West Allis, WI (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Central Bark Doggy Day Care, a pioneer of the doggy day care industry and creator of the “UnKennel” concept, celebrates May’s National Bite Prevention Week with the franchise’s “Dog Safety and Bite Prevention”...

Mice And Rats Stressed By The Scent Of Male Experimenters And Could Impact Research Findings
2014-04-28 03:59:51

McGill University Scientists' inability to replicate research findings using mice and rats has contributed to mounting concern over the reliability of such studies. Now, an international team of pain researchers led by scientists at McGill University in Montreal may have uncovered one important factor behind this vexing problem: the gender of the experimenters has a big impact on the stress levels of rodents, which are widely used in preclinical studies. In research published online...

Cougars Survived The Pleistocene Mass Extinction Due To Their Diverse Diet
2014-04-23 14:01:37

By David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University The same event wiped out their close cousins the saber-tooth cat and American lion Cougars may have survived the mass extinction that took place about 12,000 years ago because they were not particular about what they ate, unlike their more finicky cousins--the saber-tooth cat and American lion. Both perished along with the woolly mammoth and many of the other supersized mammals that walked the Earth during the late Pleistocene. That is the...

Study Finds Recent Wolf-dog Hybridization In Caucasus Region
2014-04-14 15:50:55

American Genetic Association Dog owners in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia might want to consider penning up their dogs more often: hybridization of wolves with shepherd dogs might be more common, and more recent, than previously thought, according to a recently published study in the Journal of Heredity (DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esu014). Dr. Natia Kopaliani, Dr. David Tarkhnishvili, and colleagues from the Institute of Ecology at Ilia State University in Georgia and from the Tbilisi Zoo...


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Shunka Warakin
2014-01-30 14:32:04

Shunka Warakin is creature from American folklore resembling a wolf, a hyena, or both. It has been suggested by cryptozoologist Loren Coleman that the creature was unknown to modern sources and its name translates to “carries off dogs.” In 1986, Israel Ammon Hutchins shot an animal on a Montana ranch. Coleman suggests that it was an example of the Shunka Warakin. It was stuffed and put on display at Joseph Sherwood’s general store and museum in Henry’s Lake, Idaho. This is the...

Beast of Gevaudan
2013-08-04 06:59:16

The beast of Gevaudan is a man-eating wolf-like animal that resided in the Margeride Mountains of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. It was described as having remarkable teeth and long tail. Its fur was tinted white and emitted an unbearable odor. It was said that its victims were killed by the beast ripping at the throat. An estimated 210 attacks were documented; all were men that resulted in 113 deaths and 49 injuries with 98 of the victims partly eaten. Many of the attacks happened while...

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2007-04-19 10:28:11

The Spearfish remora, Remora brachyptera, is a remora of the family Echeneidae, found circumglobally in tropical and subtropical seas. Its length is up to (50 cm). The spearfish remora is an elongate round-bodied fish, with a large oval suction disc on top of the head. This disc is actually a highly modified first dorsal fin with a raised flattened edge that acts as a seal, and a series of horizontal septae that can be moved so as to create a vacuum in a sealed chamber. Using this device...

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2007-03-19 15:14:21

The Gharial, Gavialis gangeticus, is one of two surviving members of the family Gavialidae. The Gharial (also known as gavial) is found in small numbers in India and other small populations in the Kaladan and Ayeyarwady River basins in Myanmar. Most gharials are adapted to calmer areas in deep fast moving rivers. They rarely leave the water and do so only to bask in the sun or nest on sandbanks near the river. The gharial is the second-longest of all living crocodilians. A large male can...

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2007-01-22 14:37:55

The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) is a member of the canidae family (which includes dogs, wolves, and foxes) and is indigenous to East Asia. It is not a true dog, and is the only species in its genus Nyctereutes. It is named for its superficial resemblance to the non-canidae raccoon. The animal carries historical and cultural significance in Japan. Raccoon dogs are native to Japan, southeastern Siberia, and Manchuria. Between 1929 and 1955 they were introduced to the European part...

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