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In Wild Yak Societies, Mothers Are The Real Climbers
2014-06-18 03:33:20

Wildlife Conservation Society A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that in wild yak societies, it's the mothers that are the real climbers. The study found that mothers with young venture on steeper terrain and slightly higher elevation than either males or females without young. The authors of the study expect that this strategy is an adaptive way to avoid predators and to access more nutritious food. Wild yaks are an endangered species occurring only on the...

2014-06-18 08:29:44

With affordable wellness coverage available on all plans, more pet parents can give their pets critical veterinary care CANTON, Ohio, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This season is a great time to schedule pets' annual checkups, and now more pet parents in the US can have help giving their cats and dogs important preventive care with expanded wellness coverage options through the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance program. The expanded wellness care options are part of several ASPCA Pet...

2014-06-18 08:28:23

Cats and Dogs Around the World will Benefit from this Renal Health Product RENO, NV, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Bio Health Solutions, the developers and manufacturers of RenAvast, a nutritional supplement to support natural kidney function in cats and dogs, has now been approved for distribution in China, Taiwan and the Czech Republic. In the United States, RenAvast has exceeded 5 million doses to dogs and cats. RenAvast is distributed in the United States by Vedco Animal Health...

butt breathing turtles
2014-06-18 05:17:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When it comes to most creatures, the hindquarters tend to be responsible for only one specific task. However, some types of turtles possess rear ends capable of multitasking – and now experts believe they know why. According to Esther Inglis-Arkell of io9.com, species such as the Australian Fitzroy river turtle and the North American eastern painted turtle can breathe through their back ends, even though both creatures can...

2014-06-17 23:12:25

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, along with hundreds of DC area nonprofits, will be participating in Do More 24 Thursday, June 19. This one-day online fundraising is expected to raise more than a million dollars for DC area charities. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 On June 19th, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue will join hundreds of nonprofit organizations in the DC Area for an innovative 24-hour online fundraiser- Do More 24. This community-wide fundraiser powered by the United Way of the...

2014-06-17 23:12:05

The Electronic Security Association provides tips for keeping pets safe during the summer. Irving, Texas (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 If you’re like a majority of Americans, you wouldn’t think twice about acknowledging your pets as members of your family. Since you’re responsible for their well-being, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) offers these tips to help keep your pets safe this summer.  Heat can be “ruff” on your dog During the hot summer months, it’s especially...

2014-06-17 23:02:47

As Florida Dairy Farmers recognizes National Dairy Month, 'The Great American Milk Drive’ makes it easy to give a gallon. Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator is missing in Florida’s food banks. June is National Dairy Month, and the dairy industry has partnered with Feeding America® to help get nutritious and much-needed milk to those in need through The Great American Milk Drive. According to Feeding America,...

2014-06-17 16:24:38

- 'Magic of Flying' and 'Bald Cartoons' Win Gold - CANNES, France, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OgilvyOne London's 'Magic of Flying' and Ogilvy Brasil's 'Bald Cartoons' have both taken home Gold Lions in the Outdoor and Media categories respectively at the second day of this year's Cannes Lions Festival, bringing the network's total to 70 Lions to date. OgilvyOne London's British Airways campaign, 'Magic of Flying', picked up three Gold Lions today, with two in the Media category and one in...

2014-06-17 16:23:51

MILLBROOK, N.Y., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edwin J. Sayres, a proven nonprofit leader known for building high-performing organizations positioned for sustainable growth, has launched a nonprofit management consulting and philanthropic advisory firm. As President and CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) from 2003 to 2013, Mr. Sayres led substantial growth in brand equity, fundraising, corporate partnerships and mission outcomes. Photo -...

2014-06-17 16:23:33

New Journal Article Concludes: "Fish Perception and Cognitive Abilities Often Match or Exceed Other Vertebrates." NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a paper that will be published in the next issue of the esteemed journal Animal Cognition, "fish perception and cognitive abilities often match or exceed other vertebrates." In fact, "fish have a high degree of behavioural plasticity and compare favourably to humans and other terrestrial vertebrates across a range of...


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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...

Blaarkop Cattle
2014-07-12 09:45:02

The Blaarkop is a breed of dairy cattle that is bred in the Groningen region of the Netherlands. It has been referenced as early as the 1300s and from the 1800s the breed was found in the Utrecht and Leiden regions also. The breed is sturdy and muscular with a horned head and strong legs. The body color is either solid red or black with a white head and tail tip. Around the eyes is a blotch the same color as the main body. In the population there is a ratio of 60 percent red colored and 40...

Belted Galloway Cattle
2014-07-09 14:58:14

The Belted Galloway is a breed of beef cattle developed in Galloway, Scotland. The exact origin is unknown, but the white belt of the breed sets it apart from the native black Galloway. Which may be a result of being crossed with the Dutch Lakenvelder belted cattle. A herd book was started in 1852 that included the Galloway, however breeders established their own herd book in 1878. The Dun and Belted Galloway Association was formed in 1921, but the name changed to the Belted Galloway...

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