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DNA Analysis Indicates Domesticated Dogs Originated In Europe
2013-11-15 07:00:03

[ Watch the Video: Where Did Dogs Really Come From? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An extensive genetic analysis of ancient canines, modern dogs and wolves suggests that the domesticated animal now known as “man’s best friend” originated in Europe at least 18,000 years ago. According to the Associated Press (AP), the researchers examined the DNA of 18 different wolf-like and dog-like specimens that lived in Argentina, Belgium, Germany, Russia,...

Bacteria May Allow Animals To Send Quick, Extensive Messages
2013-11-12 10:37:39

Michigan State University Twitter clips human thoughts to a mere 140 characters. Animals' scent posts may be equally as short, relatively speaking, yet they convey an encyclopedia of information about the animals that left them. In the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Michigan State University researcher shows that the detailed scent posts of hyenas are, in part, products of symbiotic bacteria, microbes that have a mutually beneficial relationship...

Wagging Is A Form Of Communication For Dogs
2013-11-01 05:00:03

[ Watch The Video: Silhouette Of Dog Wagging Tail ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Though it might not seem like it to humans, dogs communicate different messages to their fellow canines when they wag their tails, according to new research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Current Biology. While previous research had revealed that dogs wag their tails more to the right (from the canine’s point of view) when they are happy and to the left...

How Mice And Rats Developed A Unique Masticatory Apparatus Making Them Evolutionary Champions
2013-10-28 13:02:40

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility The subfamily of rodents known as Murinae (mice, rats, etc.), which first appeared in Asia 12 million years ago, spread across the entire Old World (Eurasia, Africa, Australia) in less than 2 million years, a remarkably fast rate. Researchers have long suspected that one of the reasons for their evolutionary success is related to their unique masticatory apparatus. Now, researchers have used the brilliant X-ray beams produced at the European...

2013-10-27 23:03:46

Royal Flush Havanese gives you the facts about a dog's mouth. (PRWEB) October 27, 2013 To let the canine family member “doggy kiss” or not? It’s certainly an issue that divides doglovers. Some find it a natural mode and expression of human/canine affection and others find it downright repulsive. In-between these two extreme reactions, there is certainly a lot of middle ground. Royal Flush Havanese presents the facts regarding this issue. What are the possible dangers of letting...

Uganda Lion Populations Declining
2013-10-24 16:17:55

[ Watch the Video: Lions In Uganda On The Verge Of Disappearing ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online African lions have long been a powerful symbol of the continent’s untamed wilderness regions, but these majestic cats may not be strong enough to maintain healthy populations. Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of St. Andrews warn that Uganda's African lions are on the verge of disappearing from the country's national parks, in a...

2013-10-21 23:00:45

Animal Trapping for La Canada and Glendale, CA is now being performed by licensed trappers from Rodent Guys Pest Control of Southern California. La Canada and Glendale, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 La Canada and Glendale, California wildlife removal is a regular call for raccoon trapping, skunk removal, opossum removal and squirrel eradication. The natural area surrounding the neighborhood in La Canada and Glendale is the normal home for the wildlife. Rodents and other wildlife are seeking...

2013-10-17 23:33:02

Rodent Guys has expanded their trapping services for skunks, raccoon, opossum and squirrels into Highland and Rialto, California. Highland and Rialto, CA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Highland and Rialto, California wild animal trapping is a common service for raccoon removal, skunk eradication, opossum trapping and squirrel eradication. The natural vegetation surrounding the neighborhood in Highland and Rialto is the normal home for these wild animals. Rodents and other wildlife are seeking...

2013-10-16 23:02:22

Rodent Guys has expanded their raccoon trapping, skunk trapping, opossum removal and squirrel removal service to include Diamond Bar and Walnut, California. Diamond Bar and Walnut, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Diamond Bar and Walnut, California wildlife trapping is a common call for raccoon trapping, skunk removal, opossum trappers and squirrel removal. The non-populated vegetation surrounding the homes in Diamond Bar and Walnut is the natural habitat for these wildlife. Skunks and other...

2013-10-15 23:34:45

Looks to be a long ride ahead for Remora Inc., a brand new web firm in Jacksonville, FL that is making waves in the automotive marketing industry. Jacksonville FL (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Equipped with an enormous pile of cash, a ten-year plan and a dream team of web engineers and software developers, Remora looks to be a fierce force in the digital marketing industry. Only three weeks since launch, Remora is already serving websites for large franchised car dealerships including Sandy...


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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