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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Dec. 20, 2016 — A recovery plan for the Western Hemisphere's largest cat species along the US-Mexico border has been released by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), informing the position of USFWS on ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — The long-running debate about why just one of several canine distemper virus (CDV) outbreaks in the Serengeti in Tanzania during the past 25 years was fatal for lions and spotted hyenas has been ... read more

Nov. 24, 2016 — The parasite Toxoplasma gondii is a silent success. It infects up to 95% of people in many regions of the world, and most of them never know it, due to the parasite’s artful manipulation of its ... read more

Nov. 23, 2016 — A new plan has been developed to help guide multi-institutional efforts in conserving the jaguar (Panthera onca) in the Amazon ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — The number of outdoor cats in the city of Guelph, Ontario is eye-raising, and these cats are more likely to be found in low-income residential areas, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — The largest gene-based survey of its kind on wild jaguar populations in Mesoamerica has now been published. The analysis is based on nearly 450 jaguar scat samples collected in Belize, Costa Rica, ... read more

Dust Mite Allergens Share Rare Combo of Qualities

Oct. 19, 2016 — A combination of stability and abundance may be what gives allergy-triggering dust mite proteins their sneeze-inducing power, suggests a new ... read more

Sep. 23, 2016 — It's hard to be cooler than the snake's hips, the kipper's knickers or the bee's knees. But with no disrespect to the monkey's eyebrows, when it comes to marrying style to ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — Trophy hunters can play an important role in lion conservation, researchers have shown. These findings may surprise the public, but most lion conservationists think trophy hunting could play a key ... read more

No Evidence of Long-Term Welfare Problems With Electronic Containment of Cats

Sep. 9, 2016 — A study by animal welfare specialists in the United Kingdom has provided new evidence that using electronic containment systems to restrict where pet cats venture does not result in long-term ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — A bat's head waggles and ear wiggles synch with its sonar vocalizations to help it hunt, demonstrating how movement can enhance senses like sight and hearing -- not just in bats, but in dogs and ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — New research looks at how human perceptions of tigers affect how willing human communities are to coexist with these large predators, and particularly at how women's attitudes toward tigers ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — Domestic dogs and cats were introduced to Tasmania two centuries ago, but bandicoots still fail to recognize these introduced predators as threats, according a new ... read more

Pushing a Parasite from Land to Sea

Sep. 6, 2016 — Higher levels of rainfall and coastal development increase the risk of disease-causing organisms flowing to the ocean, according to a study. The work advances earlier work by tracking the parasite T. ... read more

Sep. 2, 2016 — Researchers discovered a new snake species in Madagascar and named it 'ghost snake' for its pale grey coloration and elusiveness. The researchers named it Madagascarophis lolo, pronounced ... read more

Sep. 2, 2016 — Brought into captivity as a nearly starved, 3-month old cub, the tigress that became known as Zolushka (Russian for "Cinderella") flourished in a rehabilitation center designed to prepare ... read more

Genome-Wide Toxoplasma Screen Reveals Mechanisms of Parasitic Infections

Sep. 1, 2016 — Researchers have conducted the first genome-wide screen in Apicomplexa, a phylum of single-celled parasites that cause diseases such as malaria and toxoplasmosis. The screen sheds light into the ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — A research group has conducted a unique study on the health of Finnish cats. The most typical health issues in cats have to do with the mouth, skin and kidneys. In addition, the research group ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Greater understanding of the importance of environmental enrichment in enhancing an animal's physical and social environment is bringing benefits for pet cats -- particularly those that are kept ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — The fossil remains of a new tiny species of marsupial lion which prowled the lush rainforests of northern Australia about 18 million years ago have been unearthed in the Riversleigh World Heritage ... read more

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