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2015-01-24 09:24:48

LSU studied penguin eating habits and found that Chinstrap penguins need to change their diet to beat climate change.

2015-01-22 12:26:06

National animal welfare organization bolsters spay/neuter clinic, "safety net" services to keep pets from entering shelters and relocation program as part of $25 million, multi-year commitment LOS

2015-01-22 08:26:04

Reed Will Don Custom Cat Dome Ring to Benefit the ASPCA® at the Festival Presented by the Makers of Fresh Step® Litter OAKLAND, Calif., Jan.

2015-01-21 23:05:55

Swallows will soon be coming to warmer cities and neighborhoods, looking for places to build their mud nests.

wolves
2015-01-21 10:53:12

According to popular theory, wild canines only became “man’s best friend” after years of domestication that bred out any ill-temperament or erratic behaviors. However, a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology has found that the innate social skills of wolves probably formed the foundation of dogs’ domestication.

2015-01-20 23:03:49

New quick-start guide developed by The Original Dog Whisperer includes training DVD, handbook and valuable Kriser’s coupons perfect for new puppy parents Santa

2015-01-20 23:02:15

Dangerous animals have been sighted many times in urban areas.

Ursus arctos
2015-01-20 14:37:09

The collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s turned the society and economics of Russia and Eastern Europe upside-down, but it wasn’t just people who were being affected.

proto-primates
2015-01-20 13:02:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the earliest primates, Purgatorius, was a small, rodent-like mammal thought to have lived along forest floors after the extinction of the dinosaurs. However, a new study – based on the creatures’ ankle bones from researchers at Yale University – has found that these "proto-primates" actually lived in trees. Researchers had suspected that Purgatorius lived in trees at one point, but thought they started out on the ground....

seven-year itch divorce
2015-01-20 10:26:15

It seems like most divorces happen around the seven-year mark, "the seven-year itch," as it's been termed. But how much science is there behind this trend? Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher digs into the phenomenon and finds some surprising correlations.


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Poli's Stellate Barnacle
2014-12-10 12:25:57

Poli’s stellate barnacle (Chthamalus stellatus) is a species of acorn barnacle that can be found in Southern Europe, South West England, and Ireland attached to rocky shorelines. It prefers to reside in warmer waters in areas that are less protected than bays, where it will attach itself to rocks and other hard materials. Poli’s stellate barnacle is typically cone shaped but can be shaped like a tube when living in large colonies and reaches a size of up to .55 inches. It is covered by...

Laysan Rail, Porzana palmeri
2014-12-09 12:15:35

The Laysan Rail or Laysan Crake (Porzana palmeri) was a flightless bird native to the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. This small island was, and still is, an important seabird colony, and sustained numerous native species, including the rail. It became extinct because of habitat loss and by domestic rabbits, and eventually, World War II. Its scientific name is in honor of Henry Palmer, who collected in the Hawaiian Islands for Walter Rothschild. It was a rather small bird, measuring...

Reunion Swamphen, Porphyrio coerulescens
2014-12-09 11:13:20

The Reunion Swamphen (Porphyrio coerulescens), known also as the Reunion Gallinule or Oiseau bleu, is a hypothetical species of extinct rail from Reunion, Mascarensis until now only known from report from travelers. It is rather certain that such a bird once was present on the island. Six reports confirm its existence, and the genus Porphyrio is known as a colonizer of oceanic islands, having evolved into many local endemic species, of which only the Takahe is still found to be living...

Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:51:52

The Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family. It’s located in Colombia and Ecuador. The natural habitat is tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests. It’s threatened by habitat loss. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List although this species is still relatively widely distributed. It has declined seriously within Ecuador and its overall status is of concern. It is about 0.5 to 0. Inches long and weighs about 1 to...

Wood Frog, Rana sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:48:48

The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, stretching from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. This frog has garnered attention by biologist over the last century due to its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism, interesting habitat associations, and relatively long-range movements. The wood frog is the state amphibian of New York. Similar to...

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