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2014-08-07 23:00:41

Oakland Zoo, in partnership with the 96 Elephants campaign, is launching an elephant-sized effort to commemorate World Elephant Day on Tuesday, August 12. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Oakland Zoo in partnership with the 96 Elephants campaign, is launching an elephant-sized effort to commemorate World Elephant Day on Tuesday, August 12. As part of the World Elephant Day celebration, Oakland Zoo is part of a nationwide coalition of zoos throughout the United States that will send...

2014-08-06 23:03:08

Bird control can be a valuable tool to keep birds out of dangerous or hazardous areas where bird fatalities are high. From oil spills to wind turbines, Bird-X summarizes a few recent news report headlines. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Millions of birds die in unsafe areas every year, notably those that are man-made. From endangered species to eagles and countless others, Bird-X, humane bird control experts for 50 years, share some recent headlines and a few thoughts on how to help...

american black bear conservation
2014-08-06 11:52:15

Jeff Sossamon and Melody Kroll, University of Missouri Comprehensive study indicates genetic ‘bottlenecks’ and decreased genetic diversity could show need for increased conservation efforts. Between 1880 and 1920, the Central Interior Highlands (CIH), consisting of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, saw the height of deforestation that also decreased the habitat for black bears and other forest species. To combat the decline of black bears and repopulate the mountainous region, more...

bird migration
2014-08-06 03:00:10

The University of Chicago Medicine Every year, millions of birds make the journey from North America to Central and South America for the winter. But the evolutionary origins of this long-distance migration have remained opaque due to the complex geographic distributions of modern and ancient bird ranges. Now, a team of scientists from the University of Chicago have developed a new method to reveal the ancestral ranges of New World birds, and discovered that bird migration in the...

2014-08-05 23:10:33

Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers the unique benefits that reflexology offers. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 When a dog becomes injured, there are usually several different treatment options available. One viable option for canines that has recently garnered attention is reflexology, otherwise known as acupressure. Reflexology is very similar to acupuncture, except instead of needles, finger and hand pressure are used. This holistic technique can also be used to improve...

2014-08-05 23:06:27

Mary Crosland, author of the book "Navigate Your Beauty: Smart and Safe Plastic Surgery Solutions", provides tips for preventing sweat and oil from ruining your complexion. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 A staunch advocate for women's health issues and owner of the famous, upscale Salon Lucien, Mary Crosland has spent years studying the skin's response to external and internal influences responsible for blemishes, excess oil, clogged pores and premature wrinkling....

2014-08-05 23:03:37

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, announced today, that it will transition to a 100% channel model for its corporate sales in North America. The transition will begin September 1, 2014. Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, announced today, that it will transition to a 100% channel model for its corporate sales in North America. The transition will begin September 1, 2014. This transition comes just two months after the arrival of Tom...

2014-08-05 23:01:12

Warning: Rough, cracked paw pads can cause dogs a lot of pain! Natural Dog Company has just released an organic, all-natural, vegan solution; Paw Soother is being called a "miracle balm" for dogs suffering from rough or cracked paws. (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Even though paw pads are made with extra cushioning, the elements can still dry out or penetrate paws, causing damage. A clear sign of paw pad damage includes a rough feel to the touch or a cracking appearance. Some dogs go...

2014-08-05 16:27:20

-Families and employees will be able to donate breast milk to the most vulnerable CHOP patients- PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced that it will develop a non-profit milk bank to provide donor human milk for hospitalized infants at the Hospital's Main Campus, with the goal of opening in late summer of 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140805/133713 CHOP will develop the bank in cooperation...

horse communication
2014-08-05 12:23:31

Cell Press Horses are sensitive to the facial expressions and attention of other horses, including the direction of the eyes and ears. The findings, reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on August 4, are a reminder for us humans to look beyond our own limitations and recognize that other species may communicate in ways that we can't, the researchers say. After all, human ears aren't mobile. "Our study is the first to examine a potential cue to attention that humans do not...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

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...

Ancon Sheep
2014-09-16 09:59:30

The Ancon sheep, also known as the otter sheep or Ancon, is a group of domestic sheep that were developed from a single lamb in Massachusetts in 1791. Although the name “Ancon” was given to this breed, it has also been used to refer to similar breeds including stock from Texas established in 1962 and Norwegian stock that was established in 1919. The phenotype that causes the mutations that are characteristic of the Ancon and other similar breeds has occurred naturally at least four times,...

Alpines Steinschaf
2014-09-16 09:26:07

The Alpines Steinschaf is a breed of domestic sheep that is located in the Southern Alps of Germany and Eastern Alps of Austria. This breed is one of four in the Steinschaf group, which is thought to be derived from the Zaupelschaf type which lived during the medieval period or the Torschaf, which is older than the Zaupelschaf. This most likely makes the Alpines Steinschaf the oldest breed of sheep in the eastern Alps. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Alpines Stinschaf could...

Afrikaner Sheep
2014-09-16 09:18:15

The Afrikaner sheep, also known as the cape fat tail, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to South Africa. It is one of the oldest sheep breeds in that area and is a descendant of sheep brought from the Khoikhoin people in the Middle East. There are two types of this breed, known as the Namaqua Afrikaner and the Ronderib Afrikaner, and it is thought that the Ronderib type was the first type of sheep to be introduced into Australia. The Afrikaner sheep is a hardy breed and is known...

Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis
2014-09-15 16:37:21

The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis, is a yellowish colored dwarf toad. The females can reach up to 1.1 inches long and the males can reach up to .75 inches long. This ovoviviparous species was described scientifically in the year 1999. It was found only in the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in the southern Udzungwa Mountains located in Tanzania. At about 220,000 square feet, this was the smallest natural distribution known for any vertebrate species, but it was...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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