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New Jersey Institute of Technology biologist Brooke Flammang presented her research at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology’s annual conference in January. Newark,
Starving sea lion pups have been washing ashore along the California coast for the past three winters and experts have very few clues as to why this is happening.
Phase 3 of the UK's rat-killing expedition in South Georgia to protect local wildlife is about to commence.
According to popular theory, wild canines only became “man’s best friend” after years of domestication that bred out any ill-temperament or erratic behaviors. However, a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology has found that the innate social skills of wolves probably formed the foundation of dogs’ domestication.
Scenthound, a trailblazer in the dog care industry, invites the community to attend a free event that will educate dog owners about why regular monthly maintenance is critical for ALL DOGS and
In a rare conservation success story, Mexican gray wolves have been brought back from the brink of extinction and granted protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Gina Naomi Baez, Tinkerbelle the Dog & DANCE MOMS' star Sarah Hunt's "PUPPY FOR CHRISTMAS" will have everyone adopting shelter dogs this holiday season! NEW YORK, Dec.
In the early 20th century, wolves were nearly hunted to extinction in North America because they were endangering livestock. A new study from the Washington State University reveals, however, that it is actually counter-productive to kill wolves in order to protect livestock.
How is it that vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least lead to severe food-poisoning, and more likely kill most other animals?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.