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2011-10-29 07:12:22

Big cats such as lions, tigers, leopards, and cheetahs could be facing extinction within the next two decades, leading conservation groups to call for increased efforts to save them, USA Today's Dan Vergano reported in a Friday articles. "The populations of lions, leopards, cheetahs and especially tigers have been decimated in the past half-century," Vergano said, adding that leading scientists report that tigers "have become so rare that lions have become their soup-bone substitutes,...

2011-10-27 09:17:00

BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- You paid a fortune for it; Camping gear, hunting gear, fishing gear, boating gear. But between seasons, you need to store it-- and that's great news for mice & rats looking for a place to set up winter camp. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101007/CG78327LOGO) They'll honor your generosity, and appreciate the undisturbed environment your hunting gear, sports attire, and remote cabin offers. They'll even leave a gift behind to...

2011-10-21 23:00:00

Bestdogclothes.net recently burst onto the online scene and is proud to announce their presence in the pet industry. From advice on clothing style choices to information on why pet clothes are beneficial, bestdogclothes.net is an excellent resource for any dog owner. Katy, Tx (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 Bestdogclothes.net is proud to announce that their new site is now live, just in time for the Fall season. With temperatures dropping and Winter just around the corner, their product release...

2011-10-04 10:48:00

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Pet Wellness Month this month, Thundershirt®, a leading manufacturer of anxiety-reducing dog products, continues its mission to bring relief to the millions of dogs and dog owners struggling to cope with dog anxieties. National Pet Wellness Month is designed to raise awareness about the pet aging process, disease prevention and twice-yearly wellness exams. Dog anxiety and fear issues are widely...

2011-10-01 10:16:00

BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If you store your classic car, muscle machine, sportster, collector, or restored summer car over the winter, and think it's protected from mice by being locked in the garage or car shed, think again. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101007/CG78327LOGO ) An unused, protected vehicle or car puts up a gigantic "Welcome!" sign for mice and rats looking to come in out of the cold. They'll perform unthinkable acts in unimaginable places,...

2011-09-28 14:03:00

KEENESBURG, Colo., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a highly coordinated effort, officials from the Panamanian Government, FedEx Air Cargo, and The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) airlifted three female African Lions to a wildlife refuge in Colorado this morning. Found in the small town of Chorrera outside of Panama City, the three sibling African Lions - ranging in age from 15-18 years old - had lived their entire lives being neglected and physically abused. Kept in tiny...

2011-09-22 07:00:00

Organization Dedicated to Wildlife Conservation, Education and Community Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Funds Researchers to Help Resolve Human/Lion Conflict Aspen, Colorado (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 Eli Weiss, the founder of the Wildize Foundation http://www.wildize.org, is in Botswana, Africa through October 14 to observe the organizationâs Conditioned Taste Aversion (CTA) field studies with captive lions on a private reserve there. Weiss, who arrived in Africa on...

2011-09-20 09:28:00

WHITING, Ind., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog care expenses may take a bite out of many consumers' wallets, but even in challenging financial times, Fido comes out on top. According to a new survey from CouponCabin.com, conducted in honor of National Dog Week (September 19-25), nearly seven-in-ten (68 percent) American adult dog owners said that economic ups and downs have no effect on their dog care spending. This survey was conducted online nationwide by Harris Interactive on behalf...

Wolves Could Help Recovery Of Canada Lynx
2011-08-31 05:39:58

  As wolf populations grow in parts of the West, most of the focus has been on their value in aiding broader ecosystem recovery — but a new study from Oregon State University also points out that they could play an important role in helping to save other threatened species. In research published August 30 in Wildlife Society Bulletin, scientists suggest that a key factor in the Canada lynx being listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act is the major decline of...

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2011-08-27 06:09:39

  On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled against blocking planned wolf hunts in the states of Idaho and Montana scheduled to begin within the next week, various media outlets are reporting. According to Reuters reporter Laura Zuckerman, more than 1,500 wolves in those two states were removed from the Endangered Species List thanks to a rider attached to a Congressional budget bill passed back in April. Following that delisting, officials in both Idaho and Montana were given...


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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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