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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...

2014-04-04 11:46:23

University of Guelph researchers have unraveled some of the inner workings of slime produced by one of nature's most bizarre creatures – hagfish. They've learned how the super-strong and mega-long protein threads secreted by the eel-like animals are organized at the cellular level. Their research was published today in the science journal Nature Communications. The slime-making process has fascinated and perplexed biologists for more than 100 years, says lead author Prof. Douglas...

2014-04-01 23:27:27

The Science Museum of Virginia is celebrating March Ratness on April 3, 2014. The Museum's Rat Basketball Association will be representing the final four NCAA teams in this unique tournament. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Ever wonder what rats do in their spare time? The Science Museum of Virginia has been concerned about rat recreation for many years – employing classical and operant conditioning techniques to enable our rodent friends the ability to enjoy the game of...

Odor Perception In Dog Brains
2014-03-18 12:43:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the journal Behavioural Processes, the scent of an owner may linger in a canine’s brain like perfume. Research led by Gregory Berns, director of Emory University’s Center for Neuropolicy, performed the first brain-imaging study of dogs responding to biological odors. The study involved 12 dogs of various breeds that had all undergone training to hold perfectly still while undergoing an fMRI scan....

2014-03-12 23:27:46

Conversations with a Pit Bull offers vital programming for dogs and dog lovers. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 As the first African American dog photographer, director Foster Corder has always had a special affinity and vision for animals. Over the years, his photographic and film contributions have laid the groundwork for some of the most prominent canine experts in the field. With his new web series “Conversations with a Pit Bull” (CWAPB), he is now a preeminent voice for...

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2014-03-03 10:56:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People living or vacationing in rural parts of the northern US and Canada know not to leave food waste lying around at night or else they may receive an unwanted visitor in the form of a scavenging black bear. A new study on black bears living in Yosemite National Park, which was published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, has found that the diets of these scavengers have changed over the past two decades as bear-related...


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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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