Latest Zoology Stories
New Caledonian crows--well known for their impressive stick-wielding abilities--show preferences when it comes to holding their tools on the left or the right sides of their beaks, in much the same way that people are left- or right-handed.
AVMA's latest podcast explains why breed-specific legislation isn't the answer SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec.
'Texans for Saving Our Hunting Heritage' Advocates for Ethical Fair Chase Hunting AUSTIN, Texas, Dec.
Pandas may not be as inflexible and set-in-their-ways when it comes to habitat as previously believed, according to new research published in the latest edition of Ursus, the journal of the International Association for Bear Research and Management.
Bird Barrier America, Inc., has developed an electrified system, the patent-pending Tree-Shock™ system, which keeps birds and wildlife off tree limbs. Carson,
Mankind has been fascinated with geckos for centuries, but we still don’t understand how the gecko achieves the adhesive strength with which they climb and cling to nearly any surface.
A Coalition of Lions Hunt Down a Buffalo: Live Stream Coverage & Broadcast Showcases Extraordinary Circle-of-Life Event in Real Time WASHINGTON, Dec.
Perfect Litter is the first 100% Natural Cat Litter that is Ultra Light, Premium Clumping 99.9% Dust Free and Superior Odor Controlling. DALLAS, Dec.
In the early 20th century, wolves were nearly hunted to extinction in North America because they were endangering livestock. A new study from the Washington State University reveals, however, that it is actually counter-productive to kill wolves in order to protect livestock.
The American Heartworm Society urges cat owners to learn the Seven Deadly Truths about heartworm protection for cats. Wilmington, Delaware (PRWEB) December 04,
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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