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2014-03-14 08:27:12

Undercover Investigation Exposes Animals Kicked, Beaten with Shovels, and Left to Slowly Die at Facility That Provided Turkeys for Obama's Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shocking hidden-camera video of animal abuse secretly recorded at a factory farm run by Hybrid Turkeys, the company that supplied the birds "Popcorn" and "Caramel" for President Obama's traditional Thanksgiving turkey pardon in 2013, was released this morning by the animal protection...

Cattle Domestication Helped People Develop Tolerance To Lactose
2014-03-14 08:26:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While most people lose the ability to digest the milk sugar lactose after infancy, some populations retain high levels of an enzyme called lactase, which allows them to continue to reap the nutritive benefits of milk – and now the authors of a new study believe they have discovered the genetic origins of this particular trait. In the study, an international team of experts detail how they investigated lactase persistence in...

2014-03-13 23:28:50

People with COPD, asthma and other breathing problems can improve their breathing through 12 simple steps. Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 After learning that a family member had emphysema, Dana Keller, PhD, and his wife, Mary Lou, created the Pulmonica® – a pulmonary harmonica for nonmusicians that exercises the diaphragm and chest muscles to improve breathing. Together, the two announce 12 how-to tips for improving one’s breathing. “No musical talent is required for...

2014-03-12 23:29:28

Bird-B-Gone Inc.’s Bird Spikes come to the rescue, saving this property from the high costs of repairs and exposure to harmful diseases from bird droppings. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Bird-B-Gone’s bird spikes are designed to keep birds from landing and roosting on unwanted areas. One residential customer recently reported birds ruining his property, making his outdoor seating areas, “gross and useless.” After installing Bird-B-Gone’s plastic bird spikes on his roofline,...

2014-03-12 23:28:41

Certain Dri® Responds to Consumer Feedback; Continues to Offer Superior Sweat-Free Confidence Edison, N.J. (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 In response to consumer feedback, the Certain Dri® brand, the leading non-prescription antiperspirant recommended by dermatologists for the treatment of excessive perspiration, has raised the bar on perspiration control with the introduction of a new thicker drip-free formulation that is even more gentle on skin, Certain Dri Clinical Strength...

2014-03-12 23:27:46

Conversations with a Pit Bull offers vital programming for dogs and dog lovers. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 As the first African American dog photographer, director Foster Corder has always had a special affinity and vision for animals. Over the years, his photographic and film contributions have laid the groundwork for some of the most prominent canine experts in the field. With his new web series “Conversations with a Pit Bull” (CWAPB), he is now a preeminent voice for...

2014-03-12 23:27:34

AdoptandShop.org Donates Percentage of Purchases to Animal Shelters (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Found Animals’ Adopt & Shop, a community of integrated adoption and retail centers, complimented by online retail and education tools, is inviting people to gather around “The Waterbowl” with the launch of AdoptandShop.org, a progressive online platform that unites e-commerce and philanthropy in support of happy, healthy pets. This destination for pet owners offers quality and unique pet...

2014-03-12 23:04:57

A 1974 alumnus of the college, Rabinowitz is one of the world's leading big cats experts and has been dubbed "The Indiana Jones of Wildlife Conservation." Westminster, MD (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 World-renowned wildlife conservationist and one of the world's leading big cat experts, Alan Rabinowitz, a 1974 alumnus, will speak at McDaniel College's 144th Commencement on Saturday, May 24, 2 p.m., in the college's Gill Center. Rabinowitz has been dubbed "The...

2014-03-12 12:28:51

YARDLEY, Pa., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurological disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord of humans. The limited treatment options available, and fatal nature of ALS, have made the need for novel research approaches urgent. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140206/NE60551LOGO Dogs Go to Bat Against Lou Gehrig's Disease examines how veterinary researchers are studying a...

2014-03-12 08:30:35

- Bayer creates new line of treatment sprays and shampoos for dogs or cats, a control spray and fogger for the home and treatment spray for the yard. ORLANDO, Fla., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health division today launched eight new flea and/or tick treatment and control solutions to be sold at pet specialty retail stores, adding to its existing line of flea and/or tick prevention and treatment products. The announcement was made at Global Pet Expo, the pet...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Eastern Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii
2014-04-16 12:09:35

The eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), a subspecies of the common chimpanzee, is a primate that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It prefers to reside in trees, but it can also be seen on the ground. Adult eastern chimpanzees can reach an average weight between 88 and 143 pounds, with males reaching an average height of 63 inches and females reaching a height...

Giant Anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla
2014-04-14 12:55:01

The giant anteater or ant bear (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) is a species of anteater that can be found in South and Central America. Its range extends from Honduras to northern areas of Argentina, where it prefers to reside in many habitats including tropical rainforests and grasslands. This species received its scientific name, which translates to anteater and three fingers, from Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The giant anteater reaches an average body length between 5.97 and 7.12 feet, with a...

Eastern Gorilla, Gorilla beringei
2014-04-14 12:11:51

The Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) is a species of the genus Gorilla and the largest living primate. Currently, the species is subdivided into two subspecies. The Eastern Lowland Gorilla (G. b. graueri) is the most populous at about 5,000 individuals. The Mountain Gorilla (G. b. beringei) has only roughly 700 individuals. Additionally, scientists are considering elevating the Bwindi Gorilla population to the rank of subspecies. There are at least two subspecies of the Eastern Gorilla:...

Silky Anteater, Cyclopes didactylus
2014-04-14 10:24:36

The silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus), also known as the pygmy anteater, is a species of anteater that can be found in South and Central America in a rage that extends from southern Veracruz and  Oaxaca, through most of Central America, to Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and on the island of Trinidad. This species prefers to reside in a number of forested habitats including semi deciduous forests, mangrove forests, and tropical rainforests. It can be found at elevations between sea level...

Gray Handed Night Monkey, Aotus griseimembra
2014-04-11 13:11:11

The gray-handed night monkey (Aotus griseimembra) is a species of night monkey that can be found in areas of Venezuela and Colombia. This species prefers to reside in forests and can be found in a variety of forest types including coffee plantations and secondary forests. Although it is listed as a distinct species, it is possibly a subspecies of the gray-bellied night monkey. It is small, with males reaching an average weight of 35.6 ounces and females reaching a weight of 32.6 ounces. This...

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