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Bright Coloration Paved The Way For Louder Calls In Certain

Bright Coloration Paved The Way For Louder Calls In Certain Poisonous Frogs Species

Provided by National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) Frogs are well-known for being among the loudest amphibians, but new research indicates that the development of this trait followed another: bright coloration. Scientists have found...

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2014-10-30 23:12:06

PetRescueRx.com "A pets before profits pharmacy" is the nation's only online pet pharmacy that donates 100% of the profits to support animal adoption efforts. A new breed of business with an innovative approach to increase funding to animal shelters and rescues across the country. Akron, New York (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 PetRescueRx.com: New Online Pet Pharmacy Donates 100% of Profits to Help Homeless Pets! Americans love their pets, spending in excess of $56 billion...

2014-10-30 23:04:20

DailyGossip.org reviews the Human Anatomy and Physiology Study Course, Dr. Ross’s ultimate guide to help users learn physiology and anatomy. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 The Human Anatomy and Physiology Study Course review indicates that this is an all-inclusive, but a simple course that any individual may try. This guide was conceived to help individuals learn physiology and anatomy. The guide covers subjects such as human body, body systems and medical terminology....

2014-10-30 16:26:07

NSSF video, website and infographic tell story and impact of hunters' generosity NEWTOWN, Conn., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For food banks nationwide, acquiring protein is a challenge because of the high cost of meat. Fortunately during hunting season, hunters help make up the shortfall with generous donations of protein-rich, low-fat venison that provide 11 million meals annually to the less fortunate. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for...

2014-10-29 23:16:17

Fall is turning colder and Metropolitan Veterinary Associates recently provided life-saving care to the kitten Engy - now Mr. Biscuits - who used one of his nine lives trying to get warm in a car engine. Valley Forge, PA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 A recent routine work commute turned out to be anything but routine for one driver and a stray orange and white cat. After a chilly night, a man from the East Falls section of Philadelphia got into his car and drove to work. His steering...

2014-10-29 23:00:47

Moreno Ranches is a Florida producer of superior Brahman Cattle. In addition to the ‘breed back’ program, the ranch offers a ‘sell back’ option for its registered Brahman heifers for sale. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Moreno Ranches, a top breeder of registered Brahman heifers for sale, is proud to announce an additional option for Juniors who have purchased Brahman heifers from Moreno Ranches: its ‘Sell Back’ program. Moreno Ranches is, of course, a top supporter of Junior...

2014-10-28 12:28:00

Completely-redesigned Positively.com leads the way in dog training, behavior and wellness. ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World renowned dog trainer and behavior expert Victoria Stilwell (It's Me or the Dog, Animal Planet) has launched the ultimate dog-related website at Positively.com. Featuring beautifully redesigned and easy-to-navigate layouts, Victoria's expert advice and a suite of comprehensive, feature-rich content platforms, the new website is the result of several years'...

2014-10-27 16:24:44

Special rule establishes permitting requirements for the importation of sport-hunted lion trophies WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the petition submitted by Born Free USA, Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and other animal protection groups, today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed listing African lions as threatened under the U.S. Endangered...

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2014-10-26 03:00:54

Provided by Rebecca Scott and Maike Nicolai, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel Scientists follow hatchlings from Cape Verde with tiny acoustic transmitters With new nano-sized acoustic transmitters, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the Turtle Foundation and Queen Mary University of London were able to follow the pathways of loggerhead turtle hatchlings from Cape Verde. The tiny animals quickly swim through predator-rich coastal waters and...

2014-10-25 23:03:08

The Camel Express Car Wash is not opening its doors until January 2015, but the owners have chosen to show support for those in need by donating one shirt for each shirt sold. The campaign is to be extended an additional 12 weeks due to the popularity of the outreach effort. (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 The Camel Express Car Wash is not conducting its grand opening until January 1, 2015, however, founder Read Hauck has chosen to show his commitment to assisting the less fortunate individuals...

2014-10-25 16:20:29

KEENESBURG, Colo., Oct. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eleven exotic animals including African Lions and other large carnivores were transferred from Mexico to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado after the animals were confiscated from illegal or abusive situations. The Lions and other carnivores made the 1,700 mile journey to The Wild Animal Sanctuary where they will be rehabilitated and allowed to live the rest of their lives in large natural habitats....


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Red Maasai
2014-10-30 10:39:35

The red Maasai is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to East Africa. The origin of this breed is unknown, but it is known to have been present in Kenya and kept by the Maasai people throughout much of their history. This breed was the most populous sheep breed kept by the Maasai people and many other tribes until the 1970’s, when farmers were offered subsidies to crossbreed their sheep with imported breeds like the Dorper sheep. This caused a decline in purebred Maasai sheep, which...

American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
2014-10-29 12:35:03

The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), frequently simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the Ranidae family, or “true frogs”. this species has traditionally been categorized as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large and permanent bodies of water, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is normally found along the waters edge. The male...

2014-10-16 10:41:37

The Jacob sheep, also known as the piebald sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that developed without large amounts of human intervention, making it an heirloom or unimproved breed. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known to have descended from some type of Old World sheep. Piebald or spotted sheep have been documented throughout history in many areas including the Mediterranean and the Far East. One account of this breed, possibly the oldest, includes the story of the Biblical figure...

Lacaune
2014-10-14 11:06:32

The Lacaune is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from the Lacaune region near southern France, from which it was named. Although it is now used for milk production, it once only produced 18.4 gallons during the human milking period each year. The French government established a strict selective breeding program that included rigorous breeding and meticulous record keeping, as well as increased knowledge about the care of the breed and cooperation of farmers across the area. This...

Karakul
2014-10-14 10:22:10

The Karakul, also known as the Qaraqul, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Central Asia and is thought to have been raised in that area since 1400 BC. Because it has been raised in the desert regions of Central Asia, it is extremely hardy and can survive in arid conditions with little water by storing fat in its tail. This breed is raised in the deserts of Namibia and was introduced into that area by German scientists during the early twentieth century. The Karakul often...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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