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2012-12-22 05:04:51

The Dog Help Network has some tips and advice on how to identify the first symptoms of ear problems, and how to avoid them all together. (PRWEB) December 21,

2012-12-22 05:03:35

As the Christmas holiday approaches, Dogington Post launched an initiative to educate pet parents about holiday dangers that might land their family pet in the emergency room. Boca

2012-12-22 05:01:20

The excitement of the holidays may not be what your pet is looking forward to this year.

Italian Wolf Prefers Wild Boar Say Researchers
2012-12-21 10:59:11

According to a new report, Italian wolves heavily prefer wild boar in their diet, which may provide important insights for farmers as well as wildlife conservationists.

Disappearing Savannahs Threaten African Lions
2012-12-04 15:53:53

A new report from Duke University researchers suggests that Africa's savannahs have been disappearing at an alarming rate, threatening once robust population of lions.

How Old Is Your Dog Really
2012-11-08 08:21:26

Because dogs live shorter lives, that means they experience the stages of life quicker. We’ve all heard about the 7:1 dog years to human years ratio. And though that’s a great place to start, it’s not entirely accurate.

Rare Ethiopian Wolves Under Threat
2012-10-27 07:09:25

Ethiopian wolf populations are genetically fragmenting, scientists say. This is cause for concern because the Ethiopian wolf is the world's rarest canine and fewer than 500 of Africa's only wolf species remain in the wild.

Ethiopian Lion Population Proven To Be Unique By DNA
2012-10-13 08:38:47

DNA has proven that the Addis Ababa lion in Ethiopia is genetically unique, prompting researchers to urge the animal be put on an endangered list.

Mother Wolves Determine Pack Health
2012-10-11 15:33:17

After studying the gray wolves of Yellowstone Park for 14 years, biologists have discovered the key to raising happy, healthy, productive wolf cubs.


Latest Scavengers Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).