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2014-08-20 23:01:49

Go bananas with a free 12x8” monkey selfie canvas print courtesy of wildlife photographer David J Slater and global photo products company Picanova and support the Sulawesi crested black macaques Conservation Programme (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Go bananas with this free 12x8” canvas print offer from wildlife photographer David J Slater and global photo products company, Picanova. In a tit-for-tat move, Slater is offering the famous monkey selfie up for grabs for all – on a stunning...

2014-08-20 23:01:29

Gorilla Group has been named to the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing American companies, marking the fourth consecutive year the company has received the honor. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Gorilla Group, an award-winning commerce service provider, has today announced that that they have been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. 2014 marks the 4th consecutive year Gorilla has been honored with...

2014-08-20 16:25:23

Conference call and webcast scheduled at 5:30 pm EDT today. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (KindredBio, NASDAQ: KIN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets, announced today that its pivotal field study (KB010) of CereKin, an interleukin-1 inhibitor for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs, did not meet its primary endpoint. The randomized, double-blind,...

early Eocene sirenian skull
2014-08-20 03:00:17

Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation Research provides valuable insights for future environmental challenges About 10 million years into the current Cenozoic Era, or roughly 56 million years ago, during a climate that was hot and wet, two groups of mammals moved from land to water. These were the cetaceans, which include whales, dolphins and porpoises, and the sirenians, with its sea cows, manatees and dugongs. Over time, their bodies began to adapt to their new environment....

2014-08-20 12:24:24

"Rusty's Story" is an FBR Media documentary about one family's harrowing journey with Huntington's disease and medicine's decades-long search for a cure. WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FBR Media announced today "Rusty's Story," the first episode in the second season of its television series Bench to Bedside(TM), has been nominated for a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award in the health/science special category. Executive producers Paul McKellips and Frankie Trull,...

2014-08-19 23:08:07

The first event of its kind, The ISE® Lions’ Den matched TEN of the security industry’s hottest emerging companies (Gazelles) against a panel of leading CISOs with tech-heavy backgrounds (ISE® Lions) who had a strong interest in new technology. Gazelles were invited to give a 10-minute “pitch” of their solution inside the private ISE® Lions Den for the chance to win more than $10,000 in prizes. Las Vegas & Atlanta (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 T.E.N., an information...

2014-08-19 23:01:24

National Dog Day is Aug. 26, and The Puppy Store is celebrating with some helpful tips for dog owners. Merrick, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 In honor of National Dog Day on Aug. 26, The Puppy Store is helping you care for your old furry friend by offering tips on caring for aging dogs. When dogs grow older, they tend to rely on their owners more. Because of this, dog owners need to realize the dog’s needs and know how to care for them. As dogs age, their needs change. They will not want...

2014-08-19 12:30:21

Collect Samples of Suspected Asian Longhorned Beetles to Aid Experts in Fight HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today encouraged Pennsylvanians to protect the commonwealth tree population by spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts. "Many Pennsylvanians are aware of the threat that invasive species pose to our state's timber, maple syrup and tourism industries, but awareness isn't...

Hallucigenia sparsa
2014-08-19 03:00:38

University of Cambridge One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail – has found its place in the evolutionary Tree of Life, definitively linking it with a group of modern animals for the first time. The animal, known as Hallucigenia due to its otherworldly appearance, had been considered an ‘evolutionary misfit’ as it was not clear how it related to modern animal groups. Researchers...

2014-08-19 08:25:46

Shelter Killing is the Leading Cause of Death for Healthy Dogs & Cats in the U.S. It Doesn't Have to Be. ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new documentary Redemption will make its Georgia premiere on August 21 at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta at 7pm. Redemption brings the message of the No Kill movement to Georgia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140819/137192 Based on the award-winning, highly-acclaimed book of the same title, Redemption, a...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

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...

Ancon Sheep
2014-09-16 09:59:30

The Ancon sheep, also known as the otter sheep or Ancon, is a group of domestic sheep that were developed from a single lamb in Massachusetts in 1791. Although the name “Ancon” was given to this breed, it has also been used to refer to similar breeds including stock from Texas established in 1962 and Norwegian stock that was established in 1919. The phenotype that causes the mutations that are characteristic of the Ancon and other similar breeds has occurred naturally at least four times,...

Alpines Steinschaf
2014-09-16 09:26:07

The Alpines Steinschaf is a breed of domestic sheep that is located in the Southern Alps of Germany and Eastern Alps of Austria. This breed is one of four in the Steinschaf group, which is thought to be derived from the Zaupelschaf type which lived during the medieval period or the Torschaf, which is older than the Zaupelschaf. This most likely makes the Alpines Steinschaf the oldest breed of sheep in the eastern Alps. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Alpines Stinschaf could...

Afrikaner Sheep
2014-09-16 09:18:15

The Afrikaner sheep, also known as the cape fat tail, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to South Africa. It is one of the oldest sheep breeds in that area and is a descendant of sheep brought from the Khoikhoin people in the Middle East. There are two types of this breed, known as the Namaqua Afrikaner and the Ronderib Afrikaner, and it is thought that the Ronderib type was the first type of sheep to be introduced into Australia. The Afrikaner sheep is a hardy breed and is known...

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