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Cheetah's Unique Coat Linked To Genetic Mutation
2012-09-21 05:17:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cat enthusiasts can tell you all about the myriad of coat patterns that can be found on domestic cats and their larger, wild cousins. From cheetahs to tigers to snow leopards, wild cats have distinctive patterns of light and dark fur, forming spots, stripes, swirls, blotches, marbles and rosettes. A research team led by Stanford University has unlocked the biological secret behind a rare, striped cheetah found only in sub-Saharan...

2010-05-10 02:59:00

GIBRALTAR, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Would you bet money on a gerbil? Pets can do extraordinary things: save a small boy from the mouth of a giant cougar; rescue residents from a burning apartment; or win a casino jackpot. Animals continue to astonish us with their sixth sense. Tabby, one such cat, saved his 7-month-pregnant owner, Ashley, from catastrophe last month. The 13-year-old cat oddly started jumping around the room like a young teen. Suspecting something was wrong,...

2005-08-20 09:42:14

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - -The little tabby wildcats are just doing what comes naturally, but the people who cloned them say their kittens are the last bit of proof that cloning can help save endangered species. Ditteaux, clone of the male African wildcat Jazz, fathered eight kittens on two clones of Nancy, a female unrelated to Jazz. It wasn't unexpected. Cloned sheep, mice and cattle have reproduced naturally. But it's the first time that clones of two wild species, or any cats, have done so,...


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Dragon Li
2013-06-12 16:16:03

The dragon li, also known as the China Li Hua or the Li Hua Ma, among other names, is a domestic cat breed that originated in China. This natural breed is a descendent of a wild natural breed, or landrace, and occurs in dynastic culture and Chinese folklore. Although it goes by many names in its native China, which has caused some confusion, it has more recently been called the dragon li or the Chinese Li Hua in recognition of the cultural popularity of the Chinese dragon. The dragon li is...

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2007-12-14 06:09:12

The Serengeti is a breed that is still in development, but bred to produce a cat that looks like a Serval without having any wild cat blood. It is a cross between a Bengal cat and an Oriental cat. The Serengeti is a spotted cat with very large ears and long legs. Males can weigh up to 15 pounds and females up to 12. They come in a variety of colors and patters such as tabby, ebony silver, ebony smoke and solid black. Breeders are making attempts for other colors and patterns to be...

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2007-12-14 05:21:54

The Bengal is a hybrid breed of cat bred to have the markings of a wildcat but the temperament of a housecat. The Bengal is reminiscent of and named after the Asian Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis); the Bengal Tiger species is completely unrelated. It is a medium sized cat weighing around 8-10 lb for females and 15 lb for males. They are a hybrid breed developed through a program of crossbreeding domestic cats with Asian Leopard Cats over several generations. The first three...

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2007-12-13 13:23:12

The Abyssinian is said to have originated from the breeding of an Egyptian kitten and an English tabby. The Egyptian kitten, Zula is believed to be the ancestor of all Abyssinians in Europe, the Americas and Australia; however it is likely that as many as three other Abyssinians have been mixed into the gene pool in America. It is one of the most popular shorthair cats in the United States, and it is rumored that there are still wild Abyssinians in some parts of North Africa. An...

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2007-12-13 13:16:22

The Turkish Van is a rare breed of cat from Turkey's Lake Van region. The coat on a Turkish Van is semi-longhaired, with only one hair type instead of the usual three. This makes their coat feel soft like cashmere or rabbit fur. The cats have a coat that grows very thick in the winter with a large ruff and then sheds to be short in the warmer months. Its tail is full year round. The term Van in their name refers to their color pattern; the cat's entire body is white with a tiny bit of...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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