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2014-01-30 23:30:22

Animal Support and its cofounders -- Dr. Michael Omidi, Maria Abaca, and Julian Omidi -- are partnering with the North East Parrot Placement Cooperative and Foster Parrots to fund development of a website dedicated to finding suitable homes for healthy companion parrots whose owners want or need to surrender them. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Animal Support has pledged to help the North East Parrot Placement Cooperative, and the bird rescue association Foster Parrots by funding the...

2014-01-30 23:20:38

Ad Campaign Needs Real Women to Put a Familiar Face to Hot Flashes and Night Sweats (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Exert Co. is searching for real women to appear in their new ad campaign. This ad campaign highlights the annoying, cumbersome, and debilitating effects of hot flashes and night sweats. Hot flashes and night sweats affect millions of women across the country. Exert Co. hopes to find women suffering from hot flashes and night sweats to give a true, authentic feeling to the...

2014-01-30 23:04:24

K9 Dog Park releases 2014 training schedule to teach dogs to avoid rattlesnakes. The company uniquely trains dogs and their owners to avoid snakes without using shock collars. Escondido, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 K9 Dog Park will begin training dogs to avoid rattlesnakes on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., the first training for this class in the 2014 season. Subsequent classes will be available mostly on Wednesday evenings so attendees can have time to arrive with their dogs...

2014-01-30 23:03:14

AKC Canine Health Foundation-funded research looks at health implications of early spay and neuter in an expanded pool of dogs. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce additional funding for continuing research on the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs. The funding was awarded to Dr. Benjamin L. Hart of the University of California, Davis to expand his earlier work and consider breed differences in vulnerability...

How Gene Expression Differs Between Castes In Ants
2014-01-30 11:53:06

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Novel or highly modified genes play a major role in the development of the different castes within ant colonies. Evolutionary biologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) came to this conclusion in a recent gene expression study. Dr. Barbara Feldmeyer and her colleagues at the JGU Institute of Zoology studied the question how the different female castes arise. An ant colony generally consists of a queen and the workers. Moreover, workers can...

Penguin Chicks Vulnerable To Climate Change
2014-01-30 11:53:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Lacking their parents' waterproof feathers, penguin chicks covered in down can suffer and die from hypothermia after being exposed to drenching rain – despite efforts of their concerned parents to keep them safe. While previous studies have found that singular events, like a rare Antarctic rainstorm, can threaten penguin chicks, a new study in the journal PLOS ONE has identified the additional risk long-term climate change trends...

Study Compares Genetics Of Three Commercially Farmed Sheep Breeds
2014-01-30 10:03:52

University of York A new study highlights surprising differences between Herdwick sheep and their closest neighboring UK upland breeds. The research, led by The Sheep Trust, a national charity based at the University of York, is the first of its kind to compare the genetics of three commercially farmed breeds all concentrated in the same geographical region of the UK. Scientists worked with hill farmers to explore the genetic structures of Herdwicks, Rough Fells and Dalesbred, breeds...

2014-01-29 23:00:36

This frog species, which once hopped throughout California’s upper elevations, has dropped significantly in numbers, more than ninety percent in the past decade, due in part to chytrid, a skin fungus that thickens the frog’s skin so they can’t breathe. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, the public is invited to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on saving the mountain yellow- legged frog. This frog species, which...

2014-01-29 23:00:15

Oprah Magazine & The Doctors featured GoatMilkStuff.com soaps & lotions. Scottsburg, Indiana (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 A spa-like experience awaits your special someone who would appreciate the thoughtfulness of a beautiful Valentine’s Day Gift Pack of natural soaps from Goat Milk Stuff, announced PJ Jonas, founder of the family company that makes and markets goat milk soaps, lotions, lip balms, bath products and more. “Presents create memories and what a wonderful memory it...

Cuttlefish Camouflage Nanoscale Photonic Device
2014-01-29 11:58:08

[ Watch the Video: What Mechanisms Are Behind Cuttlefish Camouflage? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Capable of producing zebra-like camouflage or ‘hypnotic’ color oscillations, the skin of the cuttlefish has long fascinated scientists looking to unlock its secrets. Now, a new study from Harvard University has revealed a natural nanoscale photonic device that allows the so-called 'chameleon of the sea' to dynamically change its colors. "Nature solved the...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Eastern Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii
2014-04-16 12:09:35

The eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), a subspecies of the common chimpanzee, is a primate that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It prefers to reside in trees, but it can also be seen on the ground. Adult eastern chimpanzees can reach an average weight between 88 and 143 pounds, with males reaching an average height of 63 inches and females reaching a height...

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...

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