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Persian Leopards Set to Make Roaring Comeback in Russia's Western Caucasus
Animals  (tags: persian leopards, russia, western caucasus, researchers, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, animals, environment, humans, protection, wildlife )

Lone
- 44 days ago - wwf.panda.org
Researchers released three Persian leopards into the Russian wilderness today in the first-ever attempt to reintroduce the species into the wild. The animals are expected to become the founders of a new population of Persian leopards in Russia
Researchers Shoot Pigs in the Head in Blood-Splatter Study
Animals  (tags: live pigs, New Zealand, shot in the head with a pistol, researchers, study on blood-apatter )

Rosie
- 348 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
WELLINGTON, New Aealand (NZ) (AP): An animal rights group said that NZ researchers sho secured live pigs to a surgical table and shot them in the head with a pistol as part of a study on blood-spatter, acted cruelly and urged them end such experiments.
Baby Tortoises Born On Galapagos Island For The First Time In A Century
Animals  (tags: Galapagos Islands, baby tortoise, newborns, decimation, human impact, researchers, important discovery, black rats, eradication, success story )

Debbie
- 537 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
For the first time in more than one hundred years, researchers have found newborn baby tortoises on the tiny Galapagos island of Pinzón. It's a major win for a population that has struggled after being nearly decimated by human impact
Adopt a Whale North America!
Animals  (tags: goodnews, adopt, humpback, whales, wdc, researchers, environment, conservation, protection )

Barb
- 1162 days ago - adoptawhalena.wdcs.org
Each whale has their own unique personality and they're all incredible individuals with their own stories to tell. Whales are the largest animals on the planet but also among the most vulnerable. When you adopt a whale you will help to protect them.......
ACTION ALERT: Don't Kill the Enviropigs! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: researchers, pigs, enviropigs, death sentence, sanctuary, homes )

Simone
- 1561 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Researchers at the University of Guelph inserted an E. Coli gene mixed with a snippet of mouse DNA into pig chromosomes to create 16 "enviropigs." Farm sanctuary has found loving homes in Canada and the U.S. for all the enviropigs.
Special Software Helps Researchers Identify Individual Animals When Studying Behavior in the Wild
Animals  (tags: Researchers, animals, species, wildlife )

Suzane
- 1854 days ago - sciencedaily.com
With the aim of better protecting endangered species, game wardens are studying the behavior of surviving great apes in the wild. This is often painstaking work because it is difficult to distinguish between different individuals. A new software system wi
Chernobyl Birds Are Small Brained
Animals  (tags: Chernobyl, nuclear power plant, Chernobyl disaster, researchers, birds, bird reduced brain size, effects of radiation on wildlife )

Judy
- 2031 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Birds living around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident have 5% smaller brains, an effect directly linked to lingering background radiation.
Scientists Breed Goats That Produce Spider Silk
Animals  (tags: silk, researchers, Goats, spider )

Anna
- 2283 days ago - physorg.com
Goats that produce spider silk protein in their milk could enable researchers to collect large quantities of the silk.
US Wild Horses Should Be Considered Natives - Researchers
Animals  (tags: wild horses, native, researchers, usa mustangs, north america )

Simone
- 2331 days ago - horsetalk.co.nz
North America's wild horses should be considered a native species, two researchers have proposed in a paper. They argue that the status of wild horses in North America is important, as the approach to their management might
Fighting Extinction
Animals  (tags: texas, researchers, protection, studies, ocelots, endangered, threatened )

Simone
- 2383 days ago - caller.com
Researchers, ranch owner look for ways to save Texas ocelots. After Michael Tewes captured his first Texas ocelot in 1982, he received a bottle of Jack Daniels from an older colleague who had wagered that the young wildcat biologist would fail in this
Blue Whales Are Singing in a Lower Key
Animals  (tags: blue whales, communication, pitch, softer, researchers )

Simone
- 2400 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Blue whales have changed their songs. It's the same old tune, but the pitch of the blues is mysteriously lower -- especially off the coast of California where, local researchers say, the whales' voices have dropped by more than half an octave since
Bat Echolocation: 3-D Imaging Differentiates How Various Bats Generate Biosonar Signals
Animals  (tags: University, Researchers )

Nancy
- 2410 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Researchers at The University of Western Ontario (Western) led an international and multi-disciplinary study that sheds new light on the way that bats echolocate.
Researchers Work to Preserve Botswani Predators
Animals  (tags: researchers, africa, wildife, humans, conflicts, living together, endangered animals, survival )

Simone
- 2414 days ago - avma.org
Human-wildlife conflicts almost always end with animals on the losing side. Nowhere are these confrontations more realized, perhaps, than in Africa, where the continent's diverse menagerie is threatened by poaching, hunting, and habitat loss.
Unusual Snail Shell Could Be a Model for Better Armor
Animals  (tags: Snail, Armor, Researchers )

Nancy
- 2415 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Researchers at the National Science Foundation-supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are studying the mollusk's physical and mechanical properties.
Bear Trackers Use GPS in Bid to Preserve the Animals
Animals  (tags: Bears, trackers, GPS, collar, Florida researchers', high-tech efforts, low-tech tool: day-old doughnuts, researchers, technology, habitat loss )

Rosemary
- 2548 days ago - cnn.com
Researchers use the doughnuts and other stale pastries to bait traps for the bears. Once snared, the bears are tranquilized and then fitted with a GPS collar. Using cell phone technology, every 15 minutes the collar sends a text message that tells Cont..
 

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