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2014-03-06 04:23:36

Since its debut last year, Trupanion's Shelter Support Program has given over $45,000 to non-profit animal shelters across the U.S. SEATTLE, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trupanion donated over $45,000 to non-profit animal shelters across the U.S. and Canada since the 2013 launch of its Shelter Support Program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140306/SF78009LOGO Trupanion, a medical coverage provider for pets, launched the Shelter Support Program in March 2013 in service of...

2014-03-05 23:01:41

Spring is the ideal time of year to add a new puppy to the family. The Puppy Store helps customers find the right puppy and take proper care of it. Merrick, NY (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Spring is the perfect time of year to add a new puppy to the family. The cold weather months will be behind us soon and the warm weather is perfect for training and fun outside with a new puppy. The Puppy Store can help those interested find the right puppy and help them take proper care of it. The first step...

2014-03-05 23:00:18

GoatMilkStuff.com Orders by March 13 Delivered by March 17 Scottsburg, Indiana (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Goat Milk Stuff announced the introduction of a special St. Patrick’s Day Gift Pack to celebrate the annual March 17th occasion when people commemorate the spirit of Ireland with friends and family at festive meals, parades and gatherings across America and around the world. PJ Jonas, a mom of 8 who shares her birthday with the Irish feast day, said, “At our home, St. Patrick’s Day...

It's Not All Sexual Selection
2014-03-05 14:54:45

University of Maryland Baltimore County Since the days of Darwin, scientists have considered bird song to be an exclusively male trait, resulting from sexual selection. Now a team of researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), the University of Melbourne in Australia, Leiden University in the Netherlands and The Australian National University says that's not the whole story. The team used information from several sources, including the Handbook of the Birds of...

2014-03-05 12:28:22

TORONTO, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The National Turkey Federation (NTF) congratulates Hybrid Turkeys on its decision to incorporate pro-active, forward-looking policies, reviewed and approved by leading veterinary experts, into its animal care program. These policies - particularly the requirement that all on-farm euthanasia be videotaped - demonstrate leadership and an understanding that turkey consumers throughout North America expect the highest standards of animal care in turkey...

2014-03-05 12:28:18

First in Canada to Video Monitor Euthanasia Investment in cooperative research with Campbell Center for the Study of Animal Welfare - University of Guelph KITCHENER, ON, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Hybrid Turkeys is taking immediate action and making industry leading changes to raising turkeys after company officials were shown an undercover animal activist video. The video depicted employees at one of the company's barns in southwestern Ontario utilizing euthanasia methods that, while...

2014-03-05 12:22:00

Recently constructed platform allows eagles to safely flourish in nest VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced that a bald eagle has hatched atop the first nesting platform the company constructed for the iconic bird. FPL built an independent pole and platform southwest of Daytona Beach in Volusia County after a bald eagle nest was identified on one of the company's transmission structures....

Sea Turtle Study Reveals The Mystery Behind Lost Juvenile Years
2014-03-05 10:47:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After sea turtles hatch, they enter the sea and stay there for many years – returning later to coastal waters as large juveniles. This time period has been referred to as the "lost years" because not much has been known about what the relatively young turtles do and where they go. In a study published on Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team of American research has used satellite tracking technology to...

Adipose Fins Evolve Repeatedly In Teleost Fishes
2014-03-05 10:33:13

University of Chicago Though present in more than 6,000 living species of fish, the adipose fin, a small appendage that lies between the dorsal fin and tail, has no clear function and is thought to be vestigial. However, a new study analyzing their origins finds that these fins arose repeatedly and independently in multiple species. In addition, adipose fins appear to have repeatedly and independently evolved a skeleton, offering a glimpse into how new tissue types and structural...

2014-03-05 08:28:49

ST. LOUIS, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTO Technologies, Inc., a privately-held regenerative medicine company, announced today that Mitchell Seyedin, Ph.D., the Company's Executive Chairman, will present at the following upcoming investor conferences: -- The 9(th) Annual Canaccord Musculoskeletal Conference The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans Presentation: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time -- The 2(nd) Annual 2014 Regen Med Investor Day The...


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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...

Panamanian Night Monkey, Aotus zonalis
2014-04-11 13:07:14

The Panamanian night monkey (Aotus zonalis), also known as the Chocoan night monkey, is a species of night monkey that can be found in Panama and Chocó in Colombia and it is thought to be found in Costa Rica, although this cannot be confirmed. This species prefers to reside many habitats including coffee plantations and secondary forests. Although it is classified as a distinct species, it is thought that this monkey may be a subspecies of the gray-bellied night monkey. The Panamanian...

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