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May 3, 2016 — Over the last 30 or so years, veterinary professionals' understanding of clinical feline hyperthyroidism has evolved ... read more

Global Carnivore Conservation at Risk, New Report Shows

Apr. 4, 2016 — Shrinking habitat and increased conflict are projected in regions critical to survival of threatened apex predators, a new report shows. Carnivores include some of the most iconic species that help ... read more

Canine Influenza Transmitted to Cats in Midwestern Shelter

Apr. 1, 2016 — It may be called canine influenza, but an expert has confirmed that the virus that sickened a large number of dogs in the Midwest last year has now infected a group of cats in the ... read more

Working to Save Endangered Species in Nicaragua

Mar. 23, 2016 — A proposed canal project in Nicaragua that would connect the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean could seriously deplete and disrupt the habitats of a number of animals, including some that are ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Like the lion which today lives in the African savannah, the saber-tooth "tiger," Smilodon populator, inhabited the open, dry country found in South America during the ice age, according to ... read more

New Learning Procedure for Neural Networks

Mar. 10, 2016 — Rustling leaves, a creaking branch: To a mouse, these sensory impressions may at first seem harmless -- but not if a cat suddenly bursts out of the bush. If so, they were clues of impending ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — Warthogs living in Uganda have learned to rid themselves of annoying ticks by seeking out the grooming services of some accommodating neighbors: a group of mongooses looking for ... read more

New Placenta Model Could Reveal How Birth Defect-Causing Infections Cross from Mom to Baby

Mar. 4, 2016 — Researchers have devised a cell-based model of the human placenta that could help explain how pathogens that cause birth defects cross from mother to unborn ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Chronic kidney disease is a common, complex and progressive disease that is estimated to affect more than a third of cats over 10 years of age. Affected cats often present with a variety of clinical ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — New research suggests that the feeding strategy of Kolponomos, an enigmatic shell-crushing marine predator that lived about 20 million years ago, was strangely similar to a very different kind of ... read more

Feb. 26, 2016 — Cat owners the world over are familiar with their pets' individual personalities, habits and preferences, and are adept at spotting when their feline friends' behaviour differs from the ... read more

Feb. 25, 2016 — The magnetic sense in migratory birds has been studied in considerable detail: unlike a boy scout's compass, which shows the compass direction, a bird's compass recognizes the inclination ... read more

High Death Rates from Unnatural Causes for Male Lions in Cecil the Lion's Park

Feb. 22, 2016 — When Cecil the Lion was killed last year by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe, it caused an international outcry. Now researchers have calculated that many more males from the same park are likely to die ... read more

Visualizing a Parasite Crossing the Blood Brain Barrier

Feb. 15, 2016 — Researchers have identified how the parasite Toxoplasma gondii makes its way across the blood-brain ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have shown that chimpanzees infected with toxoplasmosis are attracted by the urine of their natural predators, leopards, but not by urine from other large felines. The study suggests that ... read more

No Evidence Found for 'Black Dog Syndrome'

Feb. 3, 2016 — Black Dog Syndrome (BDS) does not exist in animal shelters, say scientists. BDS is the idea that black dogs wait longer to be adopted than dogs of other colors. The study also concluded that age and ... read more

Fruit Flies Adjust Their Courtship Song Based on Distance

Feb. 3, 2016 — Outside of humans, the ability to adjust the intensity of acoustic signals with distance has only been identified in songbirds. New research now demonstrates that the male fruit fly also displays ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Ancient rodent Paramys had a large brain that was even larger than some primitive primates of the same ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Were domestic cats brought to China over 5,000 years ago? Or were small cats domesticated in China at that time? There was no way of deciding between these two hypotheses until a team of ... read more

Tropical Forest Protected Areas Can Protect Biodiversity

Jan. 19, 2016 — In one of the first tests of its kind, researchers use networks of camera traps to chart wildlife population changes, and find species faring ... read more

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