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2014-09-10 23:04:39

Cats kill billions of birds in the United States every year, upsetting the natural environment and hurting bird populations. Bird-X explains why keeping cats inside is important not only for the environment, but for both cats and people. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 On September 9, the Smithsonian Institute wrote a story on “The State of the Birds 2014,” discussing ways people can help protect endangered species of birds. One of these tactics is for people to simply keep...

2014-09-10 16:26:12

DUBLIN, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Regenerative Medicine - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Regenerative Medicine in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013...

2014-09-10 08:31:46

Top researchers including Temple Grandin, conduct study on the use of ThunderShirt and its ability to calm dogs. DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A recent study, which will appear in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, investigates the use of a pressure wrap (ThunderShirt®) on heart rate and behavior in dogs diagnosed with anxiety disorder. The study, conducted by Camille Kind, Laurie Buffington, Thomas J. Smith and renowned professor and animal behavior...

bald eagle birds on the brink
2014-09-10 06:03:21

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than half of the bird species in North America, including the bald eagle and the official birds of eight US states, are being seriously threatened by global climate change, the National Audubon Society revealed in a new report published on Tuesday. According to the study, 126 species will lose at least half of their current ranges by 2050, and will have no chance to relocate if global warming continues on its current trajectory....

2014-09-09 23:13:56

Russell Hartstein receives certification from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. When searching for quality dog training, Miami, FL residents can trust his company Fun Paw Care. MIAMI, FL., August 25, 2014 (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Veteran dog behavior specialist Russell Hartstein of Fun Paw Care has passed the exam for certification from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Passing the exam makes Mr. Hartstein one of fewer than 200...

2014-09-09 23:07:56

Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge Makes $100,000 in Grants Available to Help At-Risk Animals Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Michelson Found Animals (http://www.FoundAnimals.org), an independently funded nonprofit working to find the big ideas that reduce euthanasia in shelters, is launching the Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge, the first ever CrowdRise Challenge to specifically support companion animals, like dogs and cats. The Saving Pets Challenge is...

2014-09-08 12:25:21

LAKE ORION, Mich., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories (IAPC), National Pet Memorial Day is a day for which pet owners are encouraged to celebrate the lives of their lost, beloved pets. Falling on the second Sunday in September every year, the day is an opportunity to help bring closure and remembrance to grieving pet parents. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140905/143626 Paw Pods would like to share...

2014-09-08 12:22:59

ELLENTON, Fla., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Elephant Appreciation Day on September 22, Ringling Bros. is celebrating with elephant lovers everywhere by sharing the best elephant content from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation(®) (CEC), a 200-acre, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the conservation, breeding and understanding of these amazing animals. Elephant Appreciation Day is a very important holiday founded by pachyderm...

blue whales
2014-09-06 05:18:47

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online California blue whales have become the first group of the endangered species to experience a population rebound, demonstrating their ability to rebound when carefully managed, according to new research appearing in the journal Marine Mammal Science. Blue whales are the largest animals on Earth, reaching nearly 100 feet in length and weighing nearly 200 tons when they reach adulthood. They are also the heaviest creature to ever live,...

Archerfish
2014-09-05 03:00:24

Mary Beth O'Leary, Cell Press Archerfish hunt by shooting jets of water at unsuspecting insects, spiders, or even small lizards on leaves or twigs above, knocking them into the water below before gobbling them up. Now, a study in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on September 4 finds that those fish are much more adaptable and skillful target-shooters than anyone had given them credit for. The fish really do use water as a tool, the researchers say, making them the first known...


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Boreray
2014-09-22 13:15:04

The Boreay, also known as the Hebridean blackface or the Boreray blackface, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated on the islands of the St Kilda archipelago off the coast of Scotland. Today it survives as a feral breed on the island of Boreay and is the last of the crofter’s sheep that were developed on the islands during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which were removed from all of the islands except Boreay in 1930. During the 1970’s six Boreay sheep were taken off the...

Barbados Blackbelly Sheep
2014-09-22 08:17:04

The Barbados black belly sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean, although it has been found to have some African ancestry. The USDA imported a small flock of this breed in 1904 for the purpose of scientific study and there are now two distinct breeds, creating some confusion with the names. The purebred Barbados blackbelly sheep has no horns, but a popular crossbreed known as the Barbado is known for its black horns. The name of this...

British Milksheep
2014-09-22 07:50:24

The Bristish milksheep, previously known as the Alderbred, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the Northumberland region of England. Although the exact origin of the breed is unknown, it is known to have been derived from flocks of the Eastrip Prolific, Dorset Horn, and Bluefaced Leicester breeds. Selective breeding was used to enhance productivity using breeds like the East Friesian and Texel, but this breeding did not focus on a uniform appearance. Later, the British...

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...

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