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Study Shows Wolves Can Learn From Observing Humans
2013-12-04 18:49:59

Wolves can learn from observing humans and pack members where food is hidden and recognize when humans only pretend to hide food

Endangered Species May Avoid Being Killed If Farms Used Guard Dogs
2013-11-27 07:04:25

A new study from the University of Kent reveals that guard dogs can significantly reduce conflicts between livestock and large carnivores, such as cheetahs and leopards.

2013-11-21 23:32:33

Program underscores Olde Towne's expertise in pet care and boarding. Washington,

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

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.

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

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 with their hosts.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

African lions are a powerful symbol of the continent’s untamed wilderness, but these majestic cats may not be strong enough to maintain healthy populations.

2013-10-21 23:00:45

Animal Trapping for La Canada and Glendale, CA is now being performed by licensed trappers


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
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.