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2014-08-04 23:04:10

Apptitude and The Houston Zoo have just launched Houston Zoo Kids, an engaging, fully-illustrated educational game for kids that teaches them about animals and global conservation issues in the wild. New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 The Houston Zoo has partnered with Apptitude to develop a game for kids to help children aged 4 to 10 learn about global conservation and environmental issues. Houston Zoo Kids has just launched and is available to play now for free at...

2014-08-04 23:03:03

The North America Cattle Feed & Feed Additives Market report defines and segments the cattle feed & feed additive market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-cattle-feed-6167073789.html. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 The North America Cattle Feed & Feed Additives Market report defines and segments the cattle feed & feed additive market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. The cattle feed...

2014-08-04 23:01:12

The Public Is Invited to Bid Farewell to Two Sea Turtles August 6, 2014 Charleston, SC (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Two sea turtles rehabilitated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program are ready to return to the deep blue sea. The public is invited to say goodbye to Bay, a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, and Mitchel, a loggerhead sea turtle, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Isle of Palms County Park. The release is being held in partnership with the South Carolina...

2014-08-04 12:23:08

TV, Print and Radio PSAs Encourage People to Get Outside and Save Our Nation's Trees WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A devastating invasive pest with no known natural predators threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees. Once a tree is infested, it must be removed, which is why the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated August as Tree Check Month to encourage the public to look for signs of a devastating invasive pest, the Asian...

Dolphin Group Study Produces Taxonomic Clarity And A New Member
2014-08-04 03:40:27

Wildlife Conservation Society Scientists examining a taxonomically confused group of marine mammals have officially named a species new to science: the Australian humpback dolphin, Sousa sahulensis, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and Clymene Enterprises. The study describing the newly named species is the culmination of a 17-year long systematic examination of all available historical records, physical descriptions, and genetic data of humpback dolphins—a widespread...

2014-08-02 23:01:37

Trio arrives via Frontier Airlines flights to promote healthy breeding of species. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 02, 2014 Denver Zoo welcomed the addition of three spotted hyena cubs this week from two locations for needed socialization and to promote healthy breeding for the species. Kelele (keh-LAY-lay), a male born on June 26, arrived from the Buffalo Zoo on July 31. On August 1, two unnamed females born on June 11 arrived from Kapi’yva Exotics, a private facility in Houston, Texas that...

hummingbird beats helicopter
2014-08-02 04:17:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Hummingbird wings are more efficient than even the highest-quality helicopter blades when it comes to generating lift, according to new research appearing in the current issue of the Journal of the Royal Society: Interface. However, experiments conducted by Stanford University professor David Lentink indicate that the gap between nature and human engineering is closing. While the best hummingbird was found to be over 20 percent...

African penguin
2014-08-01 03:00:29

PLOS Four basic vocalizations used for adult communication, two more for the young Adult African penguins communicate using four different vocalizations and juveniles and chicks use two begging calls to request food, according to a study published July 30, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Livio Favaro and colleagues from University of Turin, Italy. African penguins vocalize to communicate with their parents, mates, and colony members; however, only basic descriptions of...

2014-08-01 08:24:14

-- Events in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, South Florida and Denver Will Host Public Breastfeeding Meet Ups on August 1 -- NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August, and to empower moms to show the world it's their right to breastfeed baby whenever and wherever they need to, TheBump.com, a modern women's pregnancy and parenting website, announces the third-annual Boob-olution event....

dinosaurs shrank to become birds
2014-08-01 05:21:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The grand mystery over how massive, carnivorous dinosaurs gave rise to flying birds has a simple solution, as it turns out – the meat-eaters simply kept shrinking and shrinking over a period of 50 million years, according to research appearing in Friday’s edition of the journal Science. In their paper, an international team of scientists from the South Australian Museum, the University of Adelaide School of Earth and...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

2014-10-16 10:41:37

The Jacob sheep, also known as the piebald sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that developed without large amounts of human intervention, making it an heirloom or unimproved breed. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known to have descended from some type of Old World sheep. Piebald or spotted sheep have been documented throughout history in many areas including the Mediterranean and the Far East. One account of this breed, possibly the oldest, includes the story of the Biblical figure...

Lacaune
2014-10-14 11:06:32

The Lacaune is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from the Lacaune region near southern France, from which it was named. Although it is now used for milk production, it once only produced 18.4 gallons during the human milking period each year. The French government established a strict selective breeding program that included rigorous breeding and meticulous record keeping, as well as increased knowledge about the care of the breed and cooperation of farmers across the area. This...

Karakul
2014-10-14 10:22:10

The Karakul, also known as the Qaraqul, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Central Asia and is thought to have been raised in that area since 1400 BC. Because it has been raised in the desert regions of Central Asia, it is extremely hardy and can survive in arid conditions with little water by storing fat in its tail. This breed is raised in the deserts of Namibia and was introduced into that area by German scientists during the early twentieth century. The Karakul often...

Hog Island Sheep
2014-10-14 10:12:48

The Hog Island sheep is a breed of feral sheep that resides on Hog Island in Virginia. The breed descended from domestic sheep that were brought to the island during the 1700’s. Most likely the sheep used to develop the hog island sheep were modern English sheep, but Merino sheep could have been present on the island. It became feral between the 1930’s and 1940’s after a storm forced the evacuation of the island, leaving some sheep behind to live free of human intervention. During the...

Herdwick
2014-10-10 08:58:14

The Herdwick is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to North West England and was named from the Old Norse term herdvyck, which means sheep pasture. Its origin is unknown, but it is thought that the ancestors of this breed were brought to the area by Norse settlers between the tenth and eleventh centuries. Another theory suggests that its ancestors were introduced to the area after a Spanish Armada crashed. Despite its unknown origin, this breed has been important to the Lake District...

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