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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...

2014-06-26 23:04:26

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces the funding of a landmark clinical trial to establish the evidence-based use of regenerative medicine to treat tendon injury in dogs. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce the funding of a landmark clinical trial to establish the evidence-based use of regenerative medicine to treat tendon injury in dogs. Funded as part of CHF’s Canine Athlete Initiative which seeks to fund...

Study Shows Earlier Snowmelt Is Prompting Arctic Birds To Breed Earlier
2014-06-26 03:37:52

Wildlife Conservation Society WCS study shows earlier spring seasons brought about by climate change causing long-distance migrants to breed sooner A new collaborative study that included the work of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) biologists has revealed that migratory birds that breed in Arctic Alaska are initiating nests earlier in the spring, and that snowmelt occurring earlier in the season is a big reason why. The report, "Phenological advancement in arctic bird species:...

2014-06-26 08:25:17

National Shelter Renovation Project Improves Shelter Dogs' Temporary Homes Across the Country NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than four million dogs enter shelters each year - and the PEDIGREE® Brand is dedicated to helping change the lives of shelter dogs in a big way. To show their support, today PEDIGREE announced plans to improve shelters across the country through a shelter renovation project. This project is a continuation of the documentary-style See what good food can...

2014-06-25 23:04:25

Pet Companions will be delighted by the 18,000 Sq. Ft Facility’s latest upgrades, including outdoor spaces that dogs will love. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 My Second Home; Nashville’s Premier Pet Boarding, Grooming, and Daycare facility; recently invested $250,000 in their indoor and outdoor spaces, in order to provide even more accommodating features to the area. My Second Home was founded in 2004 by Dan Starko. The company was started when Starko noticed a fundamental issue...

2014-06-24 23:01:40

GrandeLASH™-MD and Grande Mascara Pair Together to Create The Ultimate Look in Natural Eyelash Enhancement White Plains, NY (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Grande Naturals, LLC is the leading provider of a specially formatted technology which offers a more natural and alternative enhancement solution for eyelashes. GrandeLASH™-MD has developed a lash conditioner, which is a safe formula containing many natural ingredients. GrandeLASH™-MD improves the appearance of eyelashes by advancing...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Awassi Sheep
2014-09-17 10:42:28

The Awassi sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in the Syro-Arabian desert. Today, it can be found in many areas including Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon and it is the most common sheep throughout the Arab countries. This breed is a natural choice to keep in these areas, as it is able to survive in harsh conditions and is able to efficiently provide humans with wool, milk, or meat. However, it is known to adapt to any environment and can forage and...

Arapawa Sheep
2014-09-16 10:49:57

The Arapawa sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is typically only found on Arapawa Island in New Zealand. It is thought that this breed has been isolated on the island since 1867 and although there are many theories regarding its origin, it is most widely accepted that it is a descendant Merino strains from Australia. Because the Arapawa sheep has lived in an area with harsh terrain for so long, it often looks hunched over in appearance, carrying its tail and head in a downward...

Ancon Sheep
2014-09-16 09:59:30

The Ancon sheep, also known as the otter sheep or Ancon, is a group of domestic sheep that were developed from a single lamb in Massachusetts in 1791. Although the name “Ancon” was given to this breed, it has also been used to refer to similar breeds including stock from Texas established in 1962 and Norwegian stock that was established in 1919. The phenotype that causes the mutations that are characteristic of the Ancon and other similar breeds has occurred naturally at least four times,...

Alpines Steinschaf
2014-09-16 09:26:07

The Alpines Steinschaf is a breed of domestic sheep that is located in the Southern Alps of Germany and Eastern Alps of Austria. This breed is one of four in the Steinschaf group, which is thought to be derived from the Zaupelschaf type which lived during the medieval period or the Torschaf, which is older than the Zaupelschaf. This most likely makes the Alpines Steinschaf the oldest breed of sheep in the eastern Alps. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Alpines Stinschaf could...

Afrikaner Sheep
2014-09-16 09:18:15

The Afrikaner sheep, also known as the cape fat tail, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to South Africa. It is one of the oldest sheep breeds in that area and is a descendant of sheep brought from the Khoikhoin people in the Middle East. There are two types of this breed, known as the Namaqua Afrikaner and the Ronderib Afrikaner, and it is thought that the Ronderib type was the first type of sheep to be introduced into Australia. The Afrikaner sheep is a hardy breed and is known...

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