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2014-06-30 12:28:32

--Superfish Also Launches Android Version of its first Mobile App, PetMatch, Connecting More People, on More Devices With More Adoptable Pets-- PALO ALTO, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Superfish, a pioneer in visual search technology, and Adopt-a-Pet.com announced today a new partnership that combines the power of the world's largest non-profit database of adoptable pets with PetMatch, the world's first visual pet search mobile app. The company also announced a new Android version of...

2014-06-30 08:31:32

Ashut Engineers of Kenya and SNV Ethiopia to manufacture and sell milk containers invented to help improve livelihoods for millions of smallholder farmers BELLEVUE, Wash., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Good today began the commercialization of an invention to help smallholder dairy farmers maximize the quality and quantity of milk they are able to sell. The invention--a container designed specifically for milk collection and transportation--will be manufactured in Africa and...

emperor penguins
2014-06-30 04:52:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In less than 100 years, global warming’s impact on the sea ice where emperor penguins breed will result in the loss of at least one-fifth of the species’ population, according to new research appearing in the June 29 edition of the journal Nature Climate Change. There are currently 600,000 emperor penguins living in Antarctica and populations in 45 known colonies are expected to increase slightly by 2050 before declining over...

2014-06-28 23:00:40

Dogs love to frolic in summer weather, but they can sometimes become dangerously overheated. Owners can help avoid life-threatening heat stroke in their pets by using Fresh Patch real-grass, disposable dog potties when it’s too hot for outside walks. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Fresh Patch—maker of the patented real-grass, disposable dog potty—reports that the sales of its product have increased significantly over the past two months, as temperatures have risen. According...

2014-06-27 23:04:22

ASPCA’s first-ever interactive mobile app provides pet owners with research-based tips and tools for recovering lost pets. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Nearly one-in-five pets goes missing after being scared by the sound of fireworks, thunderstorms or other loud noises according to recent survey findings. Because having the right information handy is key when the unthinkable happens, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has...

2014-06-27 12:23:57

ASPCA's first-ever interactive mobile app provides pet owners with research-based tips and tools for recovering lost pets NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly one-in-five pets goes missing after being scared by the sound of fireworks, thunderstorms or other loud noises according to recent survey findings. Because having the right information at your fingertips is key when the unthinkable happens, the ASPCA(®) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty...

Research Finds Chimps Like Listening To Music With A Different Beat
2014-06-27 03:46:27

American Psychological Association Nonhuman primates preferred African, Indian tunes over strong beats typical of Western music While preferring silence to music from the West, chimpanzees apparently like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. "Our objective was not to find a preference for different cultures' music. We used cultural music from Africa, India and Japan to...

Monkeys Have Undergone Evolution In Facial Appearance To Avoid Interbreeding
2014-06-27 03:34:36

New York University Old World monkeys have undergone a remarkable evolution in facial appearance as a way of avoiding interbreeding with closely related and geographically proximate species, researchers from New York University and the University of Exeter have found. Their research provides the best evidence to date for the role of visual cues as a barrier to breeding across species. "Evolution produces adaptations that help animals thrive in a particular environment, and over time...

2014-06-26 23:13:40

ISAR extends a heartfelt invitation to all veteran International Homeless Animals’ Day event coordinators, as well to new ones, to join together on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in commemorating ISAR’s 23rd annual International Homeless Animals’ Day. Clarks Summit, PA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Since modest beginnings in 1992, ISAR’s conceived and commemorated International Homeless Animals’ Day has consistently grown in size and content annually thanks to the worldwide participation of...

2014-06-26 23:12:24

A good-hearted Vietnam Veteran living in a camper accumulated many stray dogs that he could barely afford to feed, much less provide veterinary care. The dogs were unaltered and were reproducing, they had socialization issues and many were not in good physical condition. York, South Carolina (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Holcombe Organics recently teamed with other York County, SC animal rescuers when asked to help a Vietnam veteran who had, over several years, picked up stray dogs and was doing...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

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...

Fraser’s Clawed Frog, Xenopus fraseri
2014-08-21 10:15:53

The Fraser’s clawed frog also known as Fraser’s platanna is wide spread with an abundant population throughout Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Rwanda. The habitat of this species of frog is tropical and subtropical lowlands where there are forests, rivers, freshwater lakes, marshes, ponds and streams. The Fraser’s clawed frog is a water dependent species using it for living and...

African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis
2014-08-18 16:16:15

The African clawed frog is found in its natural habitat throughout Africa. However, it has been introduced in North America, South America and Europe. This species is fully aquatic and is found abundantly in ponds, lakes, and rivers. The body color of the African clawed frog is a greenish grey and the skin is smooth and slippery with blotches of grey or brown on the back. The belly is a cream colored with a yellow tint. The average length of this species is five inches. The body and head...

Iberian Parsley Frog, Pelodytes ibericus
2014-08-18 16:03:48

The Iberian parsley frog is native to Spain and Portugal. The natural habitat for this species is temperate forests, shrubby vegetation, rivers, lakes, marshes, pastures, ponds, ditches and canals. The Iberian parsley frog grows to about 1.5 to two inches long. The body color ranges from olive to grey with bright green spots and covered with numerous warts. The name of this species derives from the spots on its body that look similar to parsley flakes. It has a white belly and some are...

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