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  • Could more intensive farming practices benefit tropical birds?

    Zoology News -- ScienceDaily
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:14 am
    Does it help when farms share the land with birds and other animals? The short answer is 'no,' based on the diversity of bird species. If the goal is to preserve more bird species, representing a greater span of evolutionary history, then it's better to farm more intensively in some areas while leaving more blocks of land entirely alone. In other words, land-sparing wins out over land-sharing, experts say.
  • Women Leaders Exhibit Opens at Matheson History Museum

    Zoology News
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Executive director of the Matheson History Museum Peggy Macdonald admires artifacts of Marjorie Harris Carr. The zoologist used the leather saddle on research trips to Honduras in the 1940s.
  • The Effects of Acute Restraint Stress on Plasma Levels of Prolactin and Corticosterone across Life-History Stages in a Short-Lived Bird: Gambel’s White-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii)

    MedWorm: Zoology
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:54 am
    Jesse S. Krause, Simone L. Meddle and John C. Wingfield Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 000, Ahead of Print. (Source: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Red Tail Boa | Gentle Giants

    ReptileApartment.com
    John F Taylor
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:46 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Authored by Todd Cornwell Unique Birthday Party Parties for Kids & Reptile Rescue Red Tail Boa, gentle giant or the Big little Boa constrictors, (both the true red-tail, and common boa click the link to learn to identify the difference), are wonderful snakes. They get rather large (females averaging 7-9 feet, and 30-50 lbs), but usually […] The article Red Tail Boa | Gentle Giants appeared first on ReptileApartment.com
  • A Frequently Asked Question in Zoos: How Long does This Animal Live?

    ZOOmoments - The Zoo Within
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    Explaining some DefinitionsA significant interest was dedicated to the topic of longevity in mammals in recent years; a lot of results of scientific research have been published with a special focus on zoo animals. First of all this short summary wishes to explain some of the main definitions related to this subject, like the term maximum longevity, mean life expectancy, relative life expectancy, survivorship and mortality. The commonly used parameters used to determine population management success in zoo animals are the following, modified by CLUBB et al. 2008. and CLAUSS et al. 2010.
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    Zoology News -- ScienceDaily

  • Could more intensive farming practices benefit tropical birds?

    3 Sep 2015 | 10:14 am
    Does it help when farms share the land with birds and other animals? The short answer is 'no,' based on the diversity of bird species. If the goal is to preserve more bird species, representing a greater span of evolutionary history, then it's better to farm more intensively in some areas while leaving more blocks of land entirely alone. In other words, land-sparing wins out over land-sharing, experts say.
  • Moths: Stunning winged wonders of Madidi

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:19 am
    Biologists have created a stunning gallery of images of some of the moths uncovered by the Bolivian scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi.
  • Greedy kestrel provides first proof of bird breeding in ancient Egypt

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:17 am
    3D imaging of a mummified kestrel that died due to forced overeating provides evidence that the ancient Egyptians bred birds of prey as offerings for the gods, according to a new study. The digital CT imaging revealed that the kestrel was force-fed its last meal - a mouse - suggesting it was kept in captivity. This is the first evidence to point to mass breeding of raptors as offerings to gods.
  • Standing on their own four feet: Why cats are more independent than dogs

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:15 am
    Domestic cats do not generally see their owners as a focus of safety and security in the same way that dogs do, according to new research.
  • Loons return faithfully to the same wintering sites year after year

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Common Loons nest on lakes across Canada and the northern US, but every winter they disperse, many to the open ocean where they're difficult to track. It's been well established that many loons return to the same nesting sites every spring, but new research shows for the first time that they are similarly faithful to their wintering sites.
 
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  • Women Leaders Exhibit Opens at Matheson History Museum

    1 Sep 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Executive director of the Matheson History Museum Peggy Macdonald admires artifacts of Marjorie Harris Carr. The zoologist used the leather saddle on research trips to Honduras in the 1940s.
  • Dual-coloured funnel-web spider discovered in NSW thanks to a genetic mutation

    19 Aug 2015 | 2:33 am
    Is this the ugliest funnel-web spider ever? Scientists discover bizarre arachnid made black and BLOOD RED by genetic mutation The discovery of a dual colored funnel-web spider has surprised Australian zoologists on a routine observation trip in a forest. Invertebrate zoologist Mark Wong, from the Australian National University, was on a collecting trip with colleagues in the Tallaganda State Forest, on the south coast of New South Wales when they came across a huge web.
  • Armed with 10,000 more genes than humans: Scientists hail the intelligence of the octopus

    12 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Scientists have decoded the genome of the octopus and have discovered just how different it is to other intelligent creatures Steve Connor is the Science Editor of The Independent and i. He has won many awards for his journalism, including five-times winner of the prestigious British science writers' award; the David Perlman Award of the American Geophysical Union; four times highly commended as specialist journalist of the year in the UK Press Awards; UK health journalist of the year and a special merit award of the European School of Oncology for his investigations into the tobacco…
  • Gluing Yourself to a Live Crocodile and Other Mistakes

    4 Aug 2015 | 6:10 am
    Over the last few days, biologists, ecologists, and other scientists have been sharing mistakes and mishaps they've made in the wilderness: in other words, their #fieldworkfails. They are wonderful.
 
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  • Red Tail Boa | Gentle Giants

    John F Taylor
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:46 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Authored by Todd Cornwell Unique Birthday Party Parties for Kids & Reptile Rescue Red Tail Boa, gentle giant or the Big little Boa constrictors, (both the true red-tail, and common boa click the link to learn to identify the difference), are wonderful snakes. They get rather large (females averaging 7-9 feet, and 30-50 lbs), but usually […] The article Red Tail Boa | Gentle Giants appeared first on ReptileApartment.com
  • Find Your Venom Doctor | Before the Bite

    John F Taylor
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Authored by Dr. Leslie Boyer of the VIPER Institute Find Your Venom Doctor As I stated in my eBook Venom in Captivity the first course of action for any venomous animal owner is to be in contact with local hospitals and doctors. Dr. Leslie Boyer of the VIPER Institute recently granted us permission to share the following article […] The article Find Your Venom Doctor | Before the Bite appeared first on ReptileApartment.com
  • Dr. Bryan Fry | Venom & Komodos

    John F Taylor
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Dr. Bryan Fry | Discovery of Venomous Varanids Venom in Komodo Dragons? In this older episode of Reptile Livingroom you will hear John Taylor (The HerpFather) turn into a complete fanboy when he gets the opportunity to interview Venom Doc, Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry whom was and is one of John’s most respected influences. Publishing […] The article Dr. Bryan Fry | Venom & Komodos appeared first on ReptileApartment.com
  • Team Snake Panama | Humans & Reptiles

    John F Taylor
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Team Snake Panama | Saving Lives With a snake bite incidence eighty times higher than that of the United States it was Julie Ray of Team Snake Panama,  based at La Montaña para Investigación y Conservación Ambiental [La MICA] Biological Station in Panama who chose to not only save humans but to also save the […] The article Team Snake Panama | Humans & Reptiles appeared first on ReptileApartment.com
  • Jungle Dawn LED Lighting | Light Your Reptiles

    John F Taylor
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Jungle Dawn LED Lighting Jungle Dawn LED lighting manufactured by Arcadia and available anywhere on the North American continent via our sponsor Light Your Reptiles takes the Reptile Lighting Revolution up one more notch. In the video below Dr. Mike Leahy explains why the Jungle Dawn LED lights available in the UK from Arcadia and […] The article Jungle Dawn LED Lighting | Light Your Reptiles appeared first on ReptileApartment.com
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    ZOOmoments - The Zoo Within

  • A Frequently Asked Question in Zoos: How Long does This Animal Live?

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    Explaining some DefinitionsA significant interest was dedicated to the topic of longevity in mammals in recent years; a lot of results of scientific research have been published with a special focus on zoo animals. First of all this short summary wishes to explain some of the main definitions related to this subject, like the term maximum longevity, mean life expectancy, relative life expectancy, survivorship and mortality. The commonly used parameters used to determine population management success in zoo animals are the following, modified by CLUBB et al. 2008. and CLAUSS et al. 2010.
  • How to Become a Successful North American Tree Porcupine Keeper

    7 Aug 2015 | 6:52 am
    The North American tree porcupine seems like an easy-to-keep animal: it lives in North America, so there is no need for an indoor facility, it is a rodent, it feeds on any vegetables and fruits, and it is a slow-moving animal, it does not jump, it only climbs, therefore you can build it a simple enclosure. But if you start keeping this species, you can easily face problems you have not taken into account in advance. Let’s see how you can keep this species successfully. Read More...
  • Practicality and Design – A Brief History of ‘Zoo Fashion’

    24 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    I am usually amazed by how some visitors dress for visiting a zoo. Have you ever seen the provincial family in their Sunday best? Or have you met the elegant lady staggering as a new-born camel in high-heeled shoes on the dirty pathway? Or the guy sweating in survival equipment in a tropical house in the middle of a city? Experienced visitors, on the other hand, choose the most appropriate clothes for visiting a zoo, of course. But how do zoo workers dress? Do they wear convenient and practical clothes, or should they accept other aspects as well? Zoo employees are an important part of the…
  • Volunteering - Blessing or Curse?

    16 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    This is a really hot summer day, at least on this part of the Earth. Many of the magazines and websites don't publish during this period as people are on vacation, but we will try to present interesting articles this summer. Summer is a very eventful period – just think of the longer days, more events, higher number of tourists, summer holiday in schools and more volunteers than in the other parts of the year. Let's talk a little more about volunteering.When I was young I never thought that one day I would work in a zoo. In those days I wanted to become a paleontologist, just like so many…
 
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