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Gecko Locomotion: What Goes Up Must Come Down

Provided by Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California - Riverside Biologists at UC Riverside show that geckos alter foot orientation during downhill locomotion Found in warm regions of the world, geckos are extremely capable of climbing up...

Latest Zoology Stories

2014-10-18 23:02:50

The out pour of donations for the Essex County Animal Shelter came in just one week following an online request. Tappahannock, Va. (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 Sharon Ganzhorn, a radiologic technologist at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, couldn’t have possibly predicted that when she created an Amazon Wish List for a local animal shelter in need that her requests would not only be met, but that the community would also rally so strong that her goal would be surpassed in just a week’s...

2014-10-17 20:23:03

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GET-A-PET.com's co-founders and brothers, Mitch and Michael West hosted their first Indiegogo crowdfunding event in Bel Air October 11, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141018/152925 In order to bring attention to their efforts, Michael and Mitch held a program known as #DrivePetsHome in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Three lucky pet rescues were awarded Chevy and GMC vans loaded with natural pet food from Halo, Purely for Pets and...

2014-10-16 23:03:50

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces the funding of grants for canine epilepsy and hypothyroidism. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) today announces the funding of two grants for canine epilepsy and one grant for canine hypothyroidism. These grants, totaling over $268,000 in funding will ultimately equip veterinarians with more effective treatments and researchers with a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms that cause...

2014-10-16 23:00:52

Franchise Corporation brings innovative mosquito and tick control solution to Kentucky green industry trade show. North Attleboro, MA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation will introduce its innovative mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity to industry professionals at the GIE+Expo in Louisville, KY. The event takes place from Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The Green Industry & Equipment Expo is one of the largest in the...

2014-10-16 12:29:23

Little evidence of transmission to humans WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association and the world's top veterinary experts are asking pet owners across the country to exercise caution but not to panic following reports of the Ebola virus in animals such as Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel belonging to the Dallas nurse hospitalized with the disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101108/DC97343LOGO "It is important to be vigilant if...

2014-10-16 12:29:21

Halloween Meand Danger for Pets -- 5 tips to keep pets safe CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Treats, costumes, decorations and parties all present potential hazards for pet owners. October may be the start of a long and prosperous season for retailers, but it's the beginning of a dangerous time for pets. According to the team at Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center (www.ChicagoPetEmergency.com), the stretch of holidays from Halloween through New Year's Eve is a...

2014-10-16 08:26:34

SAINT-HYACINTHE, QC, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Mario Maillet, president and CEO of Écolait Ltd., the largest milk and grain-fed veal production and processing company in Quebec is proud to unveil VIVO. This new brand will allow consumers to clearly identify veal that is produced exclusively in Quebec and which was raised by local families and fed exclusively Canadian milk and grain, in compliance with the highest animal welfare standards....

2014-10-15 08:31:42

Non-profit organization is the dream of a 12-year-old leukemia survivor wanting to "pay forward" the help she received during her illness SEAL BEACH, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PoundWishes, a non-profit and web site focused on ending the needless euthanasia of 3-4 million shelter pets each year due to health problems, shelter overcrowding or lack of resources, today announced it has granted 150 PoundWishes in its first six months of operations. PoundWishes...

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2014-10-13 08:22:37

ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pest control leader Orkin released its top 20 rattiest cities. The markets are ranked by the number of rodent treatments the company performed in 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141010/151520 1. Chicago 11. Dallas-Ft. Worth 2. Los Angeles 12. Denver 3. Washington, D.C.-Hagerstown 13. Houston 4. New York 14. Atlanta 5. San Francisco-Oak-San Jose 15....

2014-10-10 23:02:46

David and Kelly Backes join other luminaries participating in Best Friends’ photo campaign featuring celebrities posed with their personal rescued dogs and/or cats in support of the Save Them All http://bestfriends.org/save call to action. ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 David Backes, NHL hockey player and captain of the St. Louis Blues, two-time Olympian and Silver medalist, and his wife Kelly, an animal welfare professional, walk the walk when it comes to saving the lives of...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

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...

Hog Island Sheep
2014-10-14 10:12:48

The Hog Island sheep is a breed of feral sheep that resides on Hog Island in Virginia. The breed descended from domestic sheep that were brought to the island during the 1700’s. Most likely the sheep used to develop the hog island sheep were modern English sheep, but Merino sheep could have been present on the island. It became feral between the 1930’s and 1940’s after a storm forced the evacuation of the island, leaving some sheep behind to live free of human intervention. During the...

Herdwick
2014-10-10 08:58:14

The Herdwick is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to North West England and was named from the Old Norse term herdvyck, which means sheep pasture. Its origin is unknown, but it is thought that the ancestors of this breed were brought to the area by Norse settlers between the tenth and eleventh centuries. Another theory suggests that its ancestors were introduced to the area after a Spanish Armada crashed. Despite its unknown origin, this breed has been important to the Lake District...

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