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Vultures Wait For Prey
2014-01-09 13:43:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Vultures are even more conniving than previously believed, searching for food sources in places they know animals are more prone to die. African vultures are seen as the grim reapers of the sky, magically showing up right at the moment when an animal becomes a carcass. The latest study sought to find out how these creatures were able to cover such vast regions to find food in the first place. Researchers reported in the journal PLOS...

2008-08-14 06:00:29

By Anthony Breznican GLENDALE, Calif. -- It was a bittersweet morning Wednesday at DreamWorks Animation, as the makers of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa showed off the first footage of the film -- much of it highlighted by a lion voiced by the late Bernie Mac. The sequel to the 2005 comedy about zoo animals lost in the wild comes out Nov. 7, and this time the foursome -- a lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), a hypochondriac giraffe (David Schwimmer), a restless zebra (Chris Rock) and a hippo...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By Jeff Branscome, The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va. Aug. 4--Kelsey Walsh volunteered at a South African lion park for two weeks this summer and has the scars to prove it. "One of my pairs of jeans was slightly eaten by a lion," said Walsh, 18, of Spotsylvania County. Actually, the lion cub clawed at a small hole in her pants and ripped it open even more. It wasn't cause for alarm, just another play day at the Seaview Game and Lion Park near Port Elizabeth. "They're not trying...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.