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2011-07-08 07:40:00

A team of international scientists has found that all living polar bears descend from a single mama brown bear that lived 20,000 to 50,000 years ago in modern-day Ireland.The scientists from Britain, Ireland and the U.S. analyzed DNA samples from polar bears in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia, and compared them to DNA obtained from teeth and skeletons of 17 ancient brown bears that were found at eight cave sites across Ireland. The results revealed that every individual Polar...

2011-06-30 14:43:00

Game Commission to offer bald eagle viewing guides HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's symbol of freedom and strength, the bald eagle, has surpassed a milestone of 200 active nests this year in the Commonwealth, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. So far this year, 203 bald eagle nests - in 50 counties - have been recorded in the state. As recently as 1983, only three Crawford County nests remained in the state. "The bald eagle's comeback is...

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2011-06-28 05:10:00

Modern conservationists approach on whole-genome analyses of two Tasmanian devils drives efforts to save the species from extinction, a study revealed on Monday. Tasmanian devils are a type of marsupial found exclusively in the wild of the Australian island-state of Tasmania that currently are suffering from a contagious cancer known as Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD). DFTD disfigures the victim and death comes from starvation or suffocation within months of infection. This unusual cancer...

2011-06-13 08:35:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Escape the Wolf's innovative eLearning curriculum has been recognized with a first-place award in an international creative competition in May. Escape the Wolf mitigates employee global travel risks through products and services that support preemptive awareness and action. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110613/CG18492) Escape the Wolf's foundational eLearning program, which was developed in partnership with Media...

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2011-06-12 05:55:00

Do dogs really know what humans are thinking? According to Monique Udell and her team of researchers from the University of Florida, how a dog responds to a person's attentiveness to them reveals how dogs think and learn about human behavior. Recent studies have shown how dogs have a remarkable range of human-like social behaviors, which include their ability to respond to human body language, verbal comments and to our attentional states. Dr. Udell's team carried out two experiments...

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2011-06-01 07:00:00

A new genetic study finds that wolves in the eastern United States and Canada are actually hybrids of gray wolves and coyotes, while the area's coyotes are wolf-coyote-dog hybrids, according to a recent Associated Press (AP) report. The research advances a long-standing debate over the origins of two endangered species -- the red wolf, Canis rufus, in North Carolina and the eastern Canadian wolf, Canis lycaon, in Ontario.   The author's of the current study concluded that these...

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2011-05-30 08:43:16

Zoologists of Jena University (Germany) present the results of the most extensive study worldwide concerning the motion of dogs and demonstrate precise insights into their course of movement for the first time The reason being: "So far scientific studies were limited mostly to the movement of sick animals or to single aspects of locomotion", says Fischer, Professor of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology. To change this, Professor Fischer and his team started a comprehensive study...

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2011-05-11 08:35:00

Research regarding North American black bear fatal attacks on people shows lone males are most dangerous, attack rates are rising with human population growth Fatal encounters with black bears have been exceedingly rare during the last century, but appear to be mainly the result of predatory male bears targeting humans in their wilderness home ranges, according to a new study led by the world's leading expert on bear attacks. In an article published today in the Journal of Wildlife...

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2011-05-05 06:00:00

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday said it is formally removing the gray wolf of the Rocky Mountain region from the endangered species list, after a Congressional order was made last month. It also plans to seek for removal of thousands of more wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list as well, because they have returned to "healthy levels," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told AFP. The removal from the endangered species listing are for up to...

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2011-04-23 08:35:00

Seven lion cubs, born to sister lionesses Shera and Naba last year at the National Zoo in Washington DC, are about to turn seven and eight months old, and will soon be separated."We still call them cubs and we still think of them as toddlers," said lion keeper Rebecca Stites. But if their mother wasn't there for them, "they wouldn't do so well on their own."Still, their youth is short-lived. Experts will hold a matchmaking meeting in the coming weeks to decide where the lions will spend their...


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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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