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2014-09-04 23:01:16

Celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Month by ensuring you're providing a long and healthy life for your canine companion. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month, marking a time for owners to recognize the importance of providing proper care for their dogs and to deepen the bond shared with their four-legged friends. The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) would like to encourage dog owners to communicate with their veterinarian...

Is The Fossil Record Too Incomplete?
2014-09-04 03:17:32

University of Bristol Do all the millions of fossils in museums around the world give a balanced view of the history of life, or is the record too incomplete to be sure? This question was first recognized by Charles Darwin and has worried scientists ever since. Methods have been developed to try to identify and correct for bias in the fossil record but new research from the Universities of Bristol and Bath, suggests many of these correction methods may actually be misleading. The...

Many Studies Rely On Citizen-science Data, But Few Acknowledge It
2014-09-04 03:51:12

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Hundreds of thousands of volunteer data collectors are due for some thanks from scientists, according to a new paper that reveals the role of citizen science in studies of birds and climate change. Data collected by amateurs underpins up to 77 percent of the studies in this field, but that fact is largely invisible by the time the research appears in journals, according to a study published today in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. “Our paper is a chance...

2014-09-03 23:12:58

The historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee implements TrakRef® Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Polar Technology, the leading provider of refrigerant management solutions, is pleased to announce that The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN is implementing a cloud-based solution called TrakRef®. The Peabody Hotel located in the heart of “Blues City” is a Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond historic Memphis, TN hotel. The Peabody hotel is known for The Peabody Ducks...

2014-09-03 23:06:31

The Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rescue Program Returns Three Sea Turtles into the Ocean Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Blu, Atalaya, and Trawler, three sea turtles rehabilitated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program, are ready once again for the open ocean. The release is scheduled to take place this Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Folly Beach County Park and is being held in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources...

2014-09-03 23:02:58

On Thursday, August 21, 2014, six young California condors boarded a FedEx plane and began a journey that led them a step closer to the wild. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 September 3, 2014 Contact: Nancy Filippi, Managing Director Oakland Zoo (510) 632-9525 ext. 132 nancy(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org Contact: Nicky Mora, Senior Manager, Marketing/PR Oakland Zoo (510) 632-9525 ext. 130 nmora(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org Contact: Hova Najarian, Media and Publications Officer Oregon Zoo (503)...

2014-09-03 16:29:33

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pediatric Hair Solutions, a medically owned and operated head lice treatment company announced today that they are launching their first mobile head lice treatment center in the Youngstown-Pittsburgh metro area. The goal of the new mobile facility is to raise the standard of care for the treatment of head lice by bringing the treatment directly to clients - be it a school, workplace, or even a client's own home. Plans to develop...

2014-09-03 12:23:07

SAUSALITO, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sick and injured Hawaiian monk seals will get a second chance at survival thanks to The Marine Mammal Center's new Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital, which is dedicated to the rescue and care of this critically endangered species. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140902/142148 On September 2, The Marine Mammal Center held a Grand Opening celebration and blessing at the new $3.2 million facility, which has been named Ke Kai Ola (The...

Cockatoos can learn
2014-09-03 02:45:52

University of Oxford News Office Goffin's cockatoos can learn how to make and use wooden tools from each other, a new study has found. The discovery, made by scientists from Oxford University, the University of Vienna, and the Max Planck Institute at Seewiesen, is thought to be the first controlled experimental evidence for the social transmission of tool use in any bird species. Goffin's cockatoo (Cacatua goffini) is a curious species of Indonesian parrot not known to use tools in...

2014-09-02 23:03:43

Geese are some of the most difficult pest birds to deal with. Bird-X explains why successful goose control programs begin in September. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The Canada goose is one of the most common North American pest birds, known for stubbornly returning to the same areas year after year. Populations of year-round resident geese have been exploding in recent years, while migratory birds add to their numbers seasonally. In the United States, September marks the return...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Gentile di Puglia
2014-09-30 10:16:58

The Gentile di Puglia, also known as the Italian Merino, is a breed of domesticated sheep that originated in the Tavoliere di Foggia plain of southern Italy. It was developed by crossbreeding Merino rams, first imported during the fourteenth century, with local ewes. During the nineteenth century further crossbreeding was conducted using imported Rambouillet sheep and Merinolandschaf sheep in the hopes of producing a breed with better quality wool. During the late twentieth century, when...

Galway Sheep
2014-09-30 09:49:31

The Galway sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Galway in western Ireland during the seventeenth century. It was developed after English Longwools were brought to the area, followed by the improved Leicester, which resulted in an early form of the breed known as the Roscommon. Both this type and the modern Galway breed highly resembled the improved Leicester. When the Roscommon breed society began to falter in 1923, it sought out Galway Sheep Breeders Society, later admitting...

Estonian Ruhnu Sheep
2014-09-30 09:33:28

The Estonian Ruhnu sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated on the island of Ruhnu in Estonia. It is thought that the breed descended from sheep that were left on the island during the fourteenth century by Swedish speaking settlers, who used it for its meat and wool. The population in 1944 was recorded to be 300, but this number has fallen to only 30 today. The Estonian Ruhnu sheep varies in weight depending upon the sex, with ewes weighing an average of 110 pounds and rams...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

East Friesian Sheep
2014-09-26 10:01:06

The East Friesian sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from East Frisia in Germany. Traditionally, this breed was kept in small groups by households to be used for the production of milk and today the breed does not do well in large numbers. It has a pink nose and pale hooves, but its best known physical feature is the tail, which is thin and hairless like a rat’s tail. The head is polled, meaning it does not grow horns, and its wool can be white or dark brown in color. The...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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