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2014-06-30 23:08:26

K9 Dog Park announces tax deductible campaign support of K9 Therapy Network, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization designed to assist people and their dogs, to be volunteers in the rewarding field of dog therapy. Escondido, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 K9 Dog Park announces support of K9 Therapy Network, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization designed to assist people and their dogs, to be volunteers in the rewarding field of dog therapy. The tax deductible campaign donations will allow K9...

2014-06-30 23:02:37

Best Friends Animal Society (http://www.bestfriends.org) offers tips for keeping pets safe this 4th of July weekend. Fireworks are terrifying for many animals, and run-away pets wind up in shelters across the country, making this their busiest time of year. Kanab, Utah (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 While humans are uttering “oohs” and “ahhs,” enjoying the 4th of July fireworks, many terrified dogs are digging under or jumping over fences, breaking tethers or even shattering windows in an...

Forelimb Bones Predicts Predator Style
2014-06-30 03:56:27

By David Orenstein, Brown University At the start of their research, paleobiologists Christine Janis and Borja Figueirido simply wanted to determine the hunting style of an extinct marsupial called Thylacine (also known as the "marsupial wolf" or the "Tasmanian tiger"). In the end, the Australian relic, which has a very dog-like head but with both cat- and dog-like features in the skeleton, proved to be uniquely unspecialized, but what emerged from the effort is a new classification system...

2014-06-30 12:28:32

--Superfish Also Launches Android Version of its first Mobile App, PetMatch, Connecting More People, on More Devices With More Adoptable Pets-- PALO ALTO, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Superfish, a pioneer in visual search technology, and Adopt-a-Pet.com announced today a new partnership that combines the power of the world's largest non-profit database of adoptable pets with PetMatch, the world's first visual pet search mobile app. The company also announced a new Android version of...

2014-06-30 08:31:32

Ashut Engineers of Kenya and SNV Ethiopia to manufacture and sell milk containers invented to help improve livelihoods for millions of smallholder farmers BELLEVUE, Wash., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Good today began the commercialization of an invention to help smallholder dairy farmers maximize the quality and quantity of milk they are able to sell. The invention--a container designed specifically for milk collection and transportation--will be manufactured in Africa and...

emperor penguins
2014-06-30 04:52:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In less than 100 years, global warming’s impact on the sea ice where emperor penguins breed will result in the loss of at least one-fifth of the species’ population, according to new research appearing in the June 29 edition of the journal Nature Climate Change. There are currently 600,000 emperor penguins living in Antarctica and populations in 45 known colonies are expected to increase slightly by 2050 before declining over...

2014-06-28 23:00:40

Dogs love to frolic in summer weather, but they can sometimes become dangerously overheated. Owners can help avoid life-threatening heat stroke in their pets by using Fresh Patch real-grass, disposable dog potties when it’s too hot for outside walks. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Fresh Patch—maker of the patented real-grass, disposable dog potty—reports that the sales of its product have increased significantly over the past two months, as temperatures have risen. According...

2014-06-27 23:04:22

ASPCA’s first-ever interactive mobile app provides pet owners with research-based tips and tools for recovering lost pets. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 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 handy is key when the unthinkable happens, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has...

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...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Canchim Cattle
2014-07-14 11:50:01

The Canchim is a breed of beef cattle that originated in Central Brazil. Development began by breeding native herds with Zebu Cattle during the early 1900s. The Ministry of Agriculture imported the Charolais to Goias in 1922. In 1936, the cattle were transported to Sao Carlos to a farm on the Government Research Station. This is where the original Canchim was developed. Other breeding programs were initiated in 1940 with 64 percent Charolias and 36 percent Zebu and another with 64...

Camargue Cattle
2014-07-14 11:11:41

The Camargue is a breed of cattle native to the Camargue marshlands in southern France. It has existed in the region for a long time, mentioned in writings from Roman times. Estimates are the breed has been around for about 2,000 years and related to breeds that inhabit Asia and Southern Europe. The breed lives semi-wild in marshes and are tended to by herders that ride Camargue horses inhabiting the same region. They also share the area with wild boar, cattle egrets and flamingos....

British White Cattle
2014-07-12 11:57:42

The British White is a breed of cattle with a confirmed history during the 1600s but may have originated before that. Its exact origin is unknown but herds of the British White were found in Britain and Ireland dating back centuries. Original herds were kept in the Park of Whalley Abbey in the Forest of Bowland near Clitheroe. During the 1800s most of the cattle were transported to Norfolk and sold in small lots, mainly to nobility. In the early 1900s, only around 130 registered British...

Boran Cattle
2014-07-12 10:36:21

The Boran is a breed of beef cattle that has been in eastern Africa for over 1,000 years. The Kenyan Boran was developed from native shorthorn Zebu cattle in southern Ethiopia. The Boran Cattle Breeders Society has managed and bred the cattle since 1951. There were 454 ranches in the country that raised the Boran as of 2008. These ranches are part of five different types; group ranches, private company ranches, co-operative ranches, public company ranches and government ranches. The...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

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