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Education And A Dog-Friendly Environment Could Help Tackle Obesity In Both Owner And Pet

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pets are our companions, our friends and our caregivers. They are good for our mental well-being, but what about our physical well-being? A new study from the University of Liverpool...

Latest Zoology Stories

2014-08-27 12:24:15

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennifer MaHarry is not your typical wildlife photographer. For one thing, she's also an art director for Hollywood studios. This means she approaches creating images from a more graphic and design-oriented point of view. For another thing, not many Angelenos have tracked down mustangs in the wild, wild west. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140379 Her current retrospective at the G2 Gallery (1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice)...

2014-08-27 00:20:32

Poll underscores need for vigilance from both pet owners and the general public NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly released poll by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today revealed that good intentions don't always equate to action when it comes to rescuing dogs in parked cars on hot days. In a nationwide telephone survey, an overwhelming majority ? 93 percent ? of adults who have never encountered a dog in a car on a hot day...

2014-08-26 23:15:22

Bird B Gone has been granted a US patent for its Repeller 360° Bird Deterrent. The wind-powered device provides an effective and humane solution for keeping pest birds off boats, docks, AC units, light posts, signs, rooftops, skylights and more. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Bird B Gone, the world’s larger manufacturer of professional bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications was recently granted a US patent for its Repeller 360° Bird...

2014-08-26 23:02:31

TexVetPets.org encourages dog lovers to celebrate National Dog Day, a holiday to recognize the companionship and service that dogs provide humans. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Today is National Dog Day, marking a special time to celebrate the joy and companionship that dogs contribute to the lives of humans. Since it was established in 2004, each August 26 is dedicated to recognizing dog ownership, safety and appreciation. We love and care for our dogs every day of the year, but...

2014-08-26 12:22:49

Taking Simple Actions Can Help Stop Invasive Species WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) advises those who are planning to hike or camp this Labor Day to remember a few simple actions to help stop the spread of 15 invasive, Hungry Pests. These non-native insects, animals, plants and diseases devastate America's crops, trees and plants, and are mostly spread by humans. Because they don't have natural predators...

2014-08-25 08:24:45

Author invites children to discover a love for adventure, travel and dogs with this engaging read BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can dogs use their special abilities to overcome obstacles and find their way home? Join the adventure of a group of purebred dogs who seek to learn their true purpose, traveling the world in the process. This educational adventure tale for children uses a dog's perspective to teach history, geography and a love of dogs. Lynne...

wood thrush migration
2014-08-23 03:00:15

Robin Heron, York University Juvenile songbirds on spring migration travel from overwintering sites in the tropics to breeding destinations thousands of kilometers away with no prior experience to guide them. Now, a new study out of York University has tracked these “student pilots” on their first long-haul flight and found significant differences between the timing of juvenile migration and that of experienced adults. “Juveniles departed later from their overwinter sites in...

honey bees reproduction timing
2014-08-23 03:00:09

Springer Reproductive cycle triggered when colonies reach 4,000 members When a colony of honeybees grows to about 4,000 members, it triggers an important first stage in its reproductive cycle: the building of a special type of comb used for rearing male reproductive, called drones. A team of experts from the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University, led by Michael Smith, studied what starts the reproductive cycle of honeybee colonies. The results are published in...

2014-08-22 23:08:16

Noted cougar dating review website Cougardatingwebsites.org has recently started publishing detailed, more than 500 words long, user reviews for the top dating services for cougars. (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Distinguished dating review website for cougars, Cougardatingwebsites.org has recently made a serious enhancement of their service to make life easier for their large pool of readers. All reviews published by this eminent review platform are now going to be at least five hundred words...

2014-08-22 23:06:24

Celebrity Kids to try Kabrita Gentle Goat Milk Foods Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Goats are taking over Beverly Hills as Kabrita, The Gentle Goat Milk Foods, attends the 10th annual Pre-Emmy Awards Boom Boom Room. Celebrities and their little ones will have a chance to try the best new products for kids on August 23 at the Beverly Hills Hilton from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and we’ll be encouraging them to #GoGoat for L.A. families in need along the way! “We’re so excited to...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Choctaw Hog
2014-08-27 09:43:31

The Choctaw hog is a breed of domestic pig that originated in the United States of America after Spaniards brought livestock to the area in the sixteenth century. The breed was used by Native Americans and European settlers as well as many others for over three hundred years. During the nineteenth century, the Choctaw people moved into the Oklahoma Territory and in 1830 the government forcibly removed the people of the Five Civilized Tribes into Oklahoma, who brought with them more hogs. The...

Chato Murciano
2014-08-27 09:39:21

The Chato Murciano is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Murcia in Spain and is the only remaining breed of pig that is native to that area. It was first developed when the Spanish found that their pigs were not meeting their standards, so they bred the Murciano with other pigs including Berkshires, large whites, Victorias, and Tamworths. This created a breed that was and is used for its bacon and meat. The Chato Murciano was named after its place of origin and its short nose....

Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

Lake Oku Clawed Frog, Xenopus longipes
2014-08-21 10:22:21

The Lake Oku clawed frog is native to and found exclusively in Lake Oku of Cameroon and is fully aquatic. The lake and surrounding forest are now a nature reserve along with several zoos set up with conservation measures to repopulate the species. This species is listed as critical on the IUCN list. The male of the species can reach 1.5 inches while the female is slightly larger at 1.75 inches. All four feet are webbed and the toes and fingers are clawed, giving this species its name. The...

Fraser’s Clawed Frog, Xenopus fraseri
2014-08-21 10:15:53

The Fraser’s clawed frog also known as Fraser’s platanna is wide spread with an abundant population throughout Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Rwanda. The habitat of this species of frog is tropical and subtropical lowlands where there are forests, rivers, freshwater lakes, marshes, ponds and streams. The Fraser’s clawed frog is a water dependent species using it for living and...

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