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Peacocks Train Is Not Such A Drag

Peacock's Train Is Not Such A Drag

Chris Bunting, University of Leeds The magnificent plumage of the peacock may not be quite the sacrifice to love that it appears to be, University of Leeds researchers have discovered. Dr. Graham Askew, from the University’s School of...

Latest Zoology Stories

2014-09-22 04:22:15

KERRY, Ireland, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Breeding, fertility and health are critical factors for success on-farm. Dairymaster's [http://www.dairymaster.com ] latest product, the much anticipated MooMonitor+ [http://www.dairymaster.com/heat-detection ] that monitors each individual cow's health and fertility has arrived. Launched at Dairymaster's Global Headquarters in Causeway, Co Kerry at an event attended by the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and...

2014-09-20 23:01:25

Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinary Clinic, Oakland, awarded highest level of veterinary hospital excellence on all counts. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 The East Bay SPCA announced today that the Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinary Clinic has achieved the highest level of recognition of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation from the American Animal Hospital Association (AHAA). “I’m so proud for our staff to be recognized for their hard work and high...

2014-09-19 23:08:17

In recent weeks, humpback whales have been spotted in Tulemar Resort's bay area in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, during their annual migration period. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Tulemar Vacation Homes, in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica, is a resort known for its abundance of wildlife. Monkeys, sloths, toucans, iguanas and more can be seen on a daily basis throughout the grounds; more recently, though, visitors have reported whale sightings in the Tulemar Bay area,...

2014-09-19 23:00:33

A Pittsburgh-based inventor service company, InventHelp is attempting to submit the Nose Pal to companies for their consideration. PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Are you tired of having to repeatedly reach for a tissue because of problems with seasonal allergies or sinus congestion? Fortunately, an inventor from Newmanstown, Pa., has found a much better alternative. She conceived of Nose Pal to avoid the worry and embarrassment associated with having a runny nose in public....

2014-09-18 23:12:41

Bird B Gone’s instructional product videos not only show how to install their products, they help installers determine which bird control product is best suited for any particular venue and bird. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Bird B Gone, the leader in bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications offers an ever-expanding library of instructional product videos to help professional installers solve pest bird problems. The videos cover Bird B...

2014-09-18 12:25:38

There's still time: every book purchased between now and September 30th comes with free gift! WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the dawn of Hollywood, animal actors have played some of the most unforgettable characters ever seen on the silver screen. Their characters have charmed and delighted moviegoers and television audiences for generations, and American Humane Association, the first national humane organization, is pleased to announce that its new book...

2014-09-17 08:32:12

Hidden-Camera Investigation Reveals Dairy Workers Punching, Kicking, Stabbing, Shocking, and Dragging Sick or Injured Cows in Clear Violation of New Mexico Law ROSWELL, N.M., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New hidden-camera video footage from Mercy For Animals, secretly recorded at Winchester Dairy outside of Roswell, New Mexico, shows workers viciously kicking and punching cows, stabbing them with screwdrivers, and violently whipping animals in their faces and bodies with chains and...

2014-09-16 23:01:13

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $375,000 to be awarded to 19 projects to help protect the future of animal species throughout the world. Washinton, DC (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $375,000 to be awarded to 19 projects. “Scientists at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are global leaders in wildlife science and...

shark egg case
2014-09-16 03:00:23

Aeron Haworth, University of Manchester Sharks, swamps and a tropical rainforest teeming with life – it’s not what comes to mind when you think of Yorkshire, England. But for the first time evidence of Doncaster’s 310-million-year-old past, including a fossilized shark egg case, has been discovered in a derelict mining tip. Some of the fossilized plants and creatures may even be new to science, and as well as the egg case, several horseshoe crabs and some previously unrecorded...

2014-09-15 12:23:59

Journey to crown 2014's American Hero Dog culminates September 27 at VIP gala in Beverly Hills; National broadcast October 30 on Hallmark Channel WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With just a few weeks to go until the fourth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM), American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, is revealing the roster of talent to appear at the star-studded Hollywood event. Co-hosted by football...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Boreray
2014-09-22 13:15:04

The Boreay, also known as the Hebridean blackface or the Boreray blackface, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated on the islands of the St Kilda archipelago off the coast of Scotland. Today it survives as a feral breed on the island of Boreay and is the last of the crofter’s sheep that were developed on the islands during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which were removed from all of the islands except Boreay in 1930. During the 1970’s six Boreay sheep were taken off the...

Barbados Blackbelly Sheep
2014-09-22 08:17:04

The Barbados black belly sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean, although it has been found to have some African ancestry. The USDA imported a small flock of this breed in 1904 for the purpose of scientific study and there are now two distinct breeds, creating some confusion with the names. The purebred Barbados blackbelly sheep has no horns, but a popular crossbreed known as the Barbado is known for its black horns. The name of this...

British Milksheep
2014-09-22 07:50:24

The Bristish milksheep, previously known as the Alderbred, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the Northumberland region of England. Although the exact origin of the breed is unknown, it is known to have been derived from flocks of the Eastrip Prolific, Dorset Horn, and Bluefaced Leicester breeds. Selective breeding was used to enhance productivity using breeds like the East Friesian and Texel, but this breeding did not focus on a uniform appearance. Later, the British...

Awassi Sheep
2014-09-17 10:42:28

The Awassi sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in the Syro-Arabian desert. Today, it can be found in many areas including Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon and it is the most common sheep throughout the Arab countries. This breed is a natural choice to keep in these areas, as it is able to survive in harsh conditions and is able to efficiently provide humans with wool, milk, or meat. However, it is known to adapt to any environment and can forage and...

Arapawa Sheep
2014-09-16 10:49:57

The Arapawa sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is typically only found on Arapawa Island in New Zealand. It is thought that this breed has been isolated on the island since 1867 and although there are many theories regarding its origin, it is most widely accepted that it is a descendant Merino strains from Australia. Because the Arapawa sheep has lived in an area with harsh terrain for so long, it often looks hunched over in appearance, carrying its tail and head in a downward...

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