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bald eagle birds on the brink
2014-09-10 06:03:21

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than half of the bird species in North America, including the bald eagle and the official birds of eight US states, are being seriously threatened by global climate change, the National Audubon Society revealed in a new report published on Tuesday. According to the study, 126 species will lose at least half of their current ranges by 2050, and will have no chance to relocate if global warming continues on its current trajectory....

2014-09-09 23:13:56

Russell Hartstein receives certification from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. When searching for quality dog training, Miami, FL residents can trust his company Fun Paw Care. MIAMI, FL., August 25, 2014 (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Veteran dog behavior specialist Russell Hartstein of Fun Paw Care has passed the exam for certification from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Passing the exam makes Mr. Hartstein one of fewer than 200...

2014-09-09 23:07:56

Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge Makes $100,000 in Grants Available to Help At-Risk Animals Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Michelson Found Animals (http://www.FoundAnimals.org), an independently funded nonprofit working to find the big ideas that reduce euthanasia in shelters, is launching the Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge, the first ever CrowdRise Challenge to specifically support companion animals, like dogs and cats. The Saving Pets Challenge is...

2014-09-08 12:25:21

LAKE ORION, Mich., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories (IAPC), National Pet Memorial Day is a day for which pet owners are encouraged to celebrate the lives of their lost, beloved pets. Falling on the second Sunday in September every year, the day is an opportunity to help bring closure and remembrance to grieving pet parents. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140905/143626 Paw Pods would like to share...

2014-09-08 12:22:59

ELLENTON, Fla., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Elephant Appreciation Day on September 22, Ringling Bros. is celebrating with elephant lovers everywhere by sharing the best elephant content from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation(®) (CEC), a 200-acre, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the conservation, breeding and understanding of these amazing animals. Elephant Appreciation Day is a very important holiday founded by pachyderm...

blue whales
2014-09-06 05:18:47

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online California blue whales have become the first group of the endangered species to experience a population rebound, demonstrating their ability to rebound when carefully managed, according to new research appearing in the journal Marine Mammal Science. Blue whales are the largest animals on Earth, reaching nearly 100 feet in length and weighing nearly 200 tons when they reach adulthood. They are also the heaviest creature to ever live,...

Archerfish
2014-09-05 03:00:24

Mary Beth O'Leary, Cell Press Archerfish hunt by shooting jets of water at unsuspecting insects, spiders, or even small lizards on leaves or twigs above, knocking them into the water below before gobbling them up. Now, a study in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on September 4 finds that those fish are much more adaptable and skillful target-shooters than anyone had given them credit for. The fish really do use water as a tool, the researchers say, making them the first known...

Bats Change Their Strategy When Food Is In Short Supply
2014-09-05 03:10:26

University of Bristol Bats could be more flexible in their echolocation behavior than previously thought, according to a new study into the foraging techniques of the desert long-eared bat by researchers at the University of Bristol. Echolocating bats have historically been classified into two groups: 'loud' aerial hawkers who catch flying insects on the wing and 'whispering' gleaners that pick up prey from the ground. While some bat species can forage in multiple ways, others have...

2014-09-04 23:01:16

Celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Month by ensuring you're providing a long and healthy life for your canine companion. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month, marking a time for owners to recognize the importance of providing proper care for their dogs and to deepen the bond shared with their four-legged friends. The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) would like to encourage dog owners to communicate with their veterinarian...

Is The Fossil Record Too Incomplete?
2014-09-04 03:17:32

University of Bristol Do all the millions of fossils in museums around the world give a balanced view of the history of life, or is the record too incomplete to be sure? This question was first recognized by Charles Darwin and has worried scientists ever since. Methods have been developed to try to identify and correct for bias in the fossil record but new research from the Universities of Bristol and Bath, suggests many of these correction methods may actually be misleading. The...


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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