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2014-07-24 23:04:17

Residents of Lindenwood, New York find themselves stuck in a messy situation with large, Federally-protected migratory birds defacing buildings. Bird-X explains how to keep these birds safe without letting them take over. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 “Who would want to repel birds?” is a question Bird-X gets a lot. Herons are nesting on buildings in Lindenwood – causing all kinds of problems for residents (New York Daily News, July 20, 2014). While herons in New York may sound...

2014-07-24 12:23:55

WELLINGTON, Colo., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency has granted Scimetrics Ltd Corp an Experimental Use Permit (EUP) to test a bait for use against feral hogs. The study will utilize innovative technology to minimize risks to non-target animals while researching the effectiveness of the feral hog bait. These fierce hogs endanger animals, crops, large ranges of wildlife habitat, and domestic pig operations in over 40 states-- including Texas,...

dog jealousy
2014-07-24 05:29:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As pet owners, we tend to believe our pets have emotions such as love, loyalty and grief. But what about jealousy? Charles Darwin believed they could feel jealousy. On the other hand, emotion researchers have hotly debated whether or not jealousy requires complex cognition, which animals supposedly do not have. Other scientists consider jealousy a social construct, not fundamental or hard-wired like fear and anger — meaning that if...

mammoth
2014-07-24 04:48:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Around the end of the last ice age roughly 10,000 years ago, mammoths and mastodons lived in North America. According to the Field Museum of Natural History, the 14-foot tall mammoths migrated to North America from Europe across the Bering Land Bridge. The smaller, heavier mastodons, however, were indigenous to the continent. Both of these fuzzy relatives to modern-day elephants once lived in the Greater Cincinnati area during this...

2014-07-23 23:16:19

Zoos and Aquariums Set to Receive More than $200,000 in Awards Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced the recipients of 30 “Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium” grants. Supported through a special gift from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, these competitive grants, selected through a rigorous review by a panel of industry experts, are being presented to accredited zoos and aquariums to encourage family...

2014-07-23 23:14:49

Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian, Julian Peckich DVM are hosting a 2014 Dog Days of Summer Pet Rescue Event on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00. Donated items will be sold and all proceeds presented to local animal rescue group, The Tigg Neuter Project. Marietta, GA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas have more rescue dogs and cats available than necessary homes. In an efforts to lower population of needy pets; Marietta Vet Clinic, Julian...

2014-07-23 23:12:20

The Sweat Miracle Pdf review that was just updated by Vkool.com reveals Miles Dawson’s book that promises efficiency in eliminating excessive sweating condition on cheeks, face, underarms, palms, or feet. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 According to the Sweat Miracle Pdf review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive guide that is specifically designed for anyone who is suffering from excessive sweating. This guide uncovers to users a unique 5-step method that can help...

2014-07-23 23:09:30

Beat Your Sweating Demons is a new product created by Brian Barrett and is meant to help sufferers of excessive sweating do away with their “conditions”. A full review of the product on the site Vinamy.com indicates whether the program is worth buying or not. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 There is inherently nothing wrong with sweating. When a body sweats, it means that it is healthy enough to react to specific changes in the environment. Sweating is also useful for “washing...

2014-07-23 16:20:51

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association and three military hero dog teams it helped reunite took to Capitol Hill today to make an urgent case to the nation, members of the national media, and the general public for bringing home all four-footed veterans who save lives on the battlefield and on the homefront. The congressional briefing, "Military dogs take the Hill: Reunification and retirement of military dogs," centered on a message urging America...

2014-07-23 12:24:38

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: "In this time of crises, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to uphold the suspension of the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe is right thing to do. While elephants...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Mulefoot
2014-08-28 08:52:56

The mulefoot is a breed of domestic pig that originated in Spain, although its exact origins are unknown. It is likely that the breed descended from hogs that were brought to the Gulf Coast of Spain and although pigs with non-cloven hooves have been known since the time of Aristotle, this is the only one to be considered a breed. This is due to its established standard and use in agriculture. The stock in America that was descended from Spanish lines was managed by selective breeding until...

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...

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