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Dogs Don't Live As Long When They're Overweight
2013-10-05 04:50:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Humans aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about obesity, according to new research claiming that overweight pet dogs have a shorter life expectancy than their ideal-weight counterparts. Experts from the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition reviewed data on a variety of popular dog breeds from throughout the US, and found that those who are overweight in middle age suffer a life expectancy reduction of up to 10 months...

2013-10-01 23:28:44

Opossums and raccoons will still be around during the winter. Critter Evictor can humanely remove these animals. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Critter Evictor of San Antonio recommends that homeowners seal up any openings that may have appeared throughout the spring and summer to prevent critter infestation as the weather turns cooler. Although many people believe that nocturnal animals, such as opossums and raccoons hibernate in the winter months, this is simply not the...

2013-09-26 13:43:47

Croatia joined the European Union on 1 July and conservation scientists fear that the EU's rules could cause problems for its brown bear population. The country has been managing its brown bears as game animals, meaning they can be hunted; but under EU legislation, bears are a protected species and can only be shot if they are deemed to be problem animals. This might seem to be a positive outcome for the bears. However, it could lead to reduced tolerance for bears among local people,...

2013-09-10 23:24:49

Houston personal injury law firm Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. is proudly sponsoring a local event to raise awareness of the frequency and severity of dog bite injuries. The benefit in Spring, Texas will run from noon to 9:00pm. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. is a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Event for the Victims of Pit Bulls & Other Dangerous Dogs on October 19, 2013 from noon to 9pm at PJ’s Softball Park in Spring, Texas. The event aims to increase...

2013-09-03 23:28:06

Annual national dog festival encourages spending more time with the family dog. Woodstown, NJ (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Fido’s Festival USA®, a national dog festival that celebrates the joy and privilege of owning a lovable family dog, is gearing up for a ‘fairyTailed’ weekend of fun September 7 - 8 at the Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown, NJ. The annual weekend-long extravaganza welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes and features a variety of activities, celebrity canine...

Wolf Howls Based On Social Connections
2013-08-23 04:36:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The howl of a wolf can be one of the most haunting and mysterious sounds of the forest. While scientists aren’t exactly sure why the animals howl, a new study suggests that the reason has something to do with social relationships within a pack. In a recently published report in the journal Current Biology, a team of European researchers described how when a wolf leaves a pack, its pack-mates will howl based on the quality of their...

2013-08-06 23:26:10

Clarion awards 5 stars to dog bite expert Melissa Berryman's book People Training for Good Dogs-What Breeders Don't Tell You and Trainers Don't Teach, proclaiming it a "must read" for current and future dog owners. Falmouth, MA. (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 National dog bite prevention expert Melissa Berryman recently won a five star rating from Clarion Review on the literary website ForeWord Reviews for her book People Training for Good Dogs: What Breeders Don’t Tell...

Reintroduction of Wolves To Yellowstone Aid Grizzly Bears
2013-07-29 14:41:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thanks to 'predator control' practices, wolves were eradicated from Yellowstone National Park in 1926. Their reintroduction in 1995 has shifted the balance of the regional ecosystem and provided an unexpected bonus for the park's grizzly bears. According to a new study in Journal of Animal Ecology, the return of wolves to the park has reduced the elk population, subsequently allowing wild berries to flourish and nourish Yellowstone's...

2013-07-23 11:50:45

3 new studies being presented at international conference offer positive results for human, animal and community well-being Positive results from three new studies on human-animal interaction (HAI) are being presented today at the triennial conference of the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) in Chicago, IL. The studies, supported by funding from Mars and the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition (WALTHAM®), examined how pets...


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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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