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There's still time: every book purchased between now and September 30th comes with free gift! WASHINGTON, Sept.
Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but parrots might have something to teach too.
Chimpanzee-on-chimpanzee violence is not the result of increased aggression resulting from exposure to human activities, researchers from the University of Minnesota and an international team of colleagues report in the latest edition of the journal Nature.
Hidden-Camera Investigation Reveals Dairy Workers Punching, Kicking, Stabbing, Shocking, and Dragging Sick or Injured Cows in Clear Violation of New Mexico Law ROSWELL, N.M., Sept.
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $375,000 to be awarded to 19 projects to help protect the future of animal species throughout
Sharks, swamps and a tropical rainforest teeming with life – it’s not what comes to mind when you think of Yorkshire, England. But for the first time evidence of Doncaster’s 310-million-year-old past, including a fossilized shark egg case, has been discovered in a derelict mining tip.
Journey to crown 2014's American Hero Dog culminates September 27 at VIP gala in Beverly Hills; National broadcast October 30 on Hallmark Channel WASHINGTON, Sept.
Datasets from long-running volunteer survey programs, calibrated with data from sporadic intensive monitoring efforts, have allowed ecologists to track the recovery of peregrine falcons in California.
A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals that in India's human dominated agricultural landscapes, where leopards prowl at night, it's not livestock that's primarily on the menu – it is man's best friend.
Poli’s stellate barnacle (Chthamalus stellatus) is a species of acorn barnacle that can be found in Southern Europe, South West England, and Ireland attached to rocky shorelines. It prefers to reside in warmer waters in areas that are less protected than bays, where it will attach itself to rocks and other hard materials. Poli’s stellate barnacle is typically cone shaped but can be shaped like a tube when living in large colonies and reaches a size of up to .55 inches. It is covered by...
The Laysan Rail or Laysan Crake (Porzana palmeri) was a flightless bird native to the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. This small island was, and still is, an important seabird colony, and sustained numerous native species, including the rail. It became extinct because of habitat loss and by domestic rabbits, and eventually, World War II. Its scientific name is in honor of Henry Palmer, who collected in the Hawaiian Islands for Walter Rothschild. It was a rather small bird, measuring...
The Reunion Swamphen (Porphyrio coerulescens), known also as the Reunion Gallinule or Oiseau bleu, is a hypothetical species of extinct rail from Reunion, Mascarensis until now only known from report from travelers. It is rather certain that such a bird once was present on the island. Six reports confirm its existence, and the genus Porphyrio is known as a colonizer of oceanic islands, having evolved into many local endemic species, of which only the Takahe is still found to be living...
The Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family. It’s located in Colombia and Ecuador. The natural habitat is tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests. It’s threatened by habitat loss. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List although this species is still relatively widely distributed. It has declined seriously within Ecuador and its overall status is of concern. It is about 0.5 to 0. Inches long and weighs about 1 to...
The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, stretching from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. This frog has garnered attention by biologist over the last century due to its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism, interesting habitat associations, and relatively long-range movements. The wood frog is the state amphibian of New York. Similar to...
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