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First Planned Release Of Captive Lemurs In Madagascar Wilds Expected In Fall

...nd to eat "unnatural"rations of monkey chow, their keepers are varying their feeding sites. That'sto discourage dependency and encourage them to range widely. Happily, the lemurs at Duke and St. Catherine's Island are also foragingfor wild plants as they will have to do in Madagascar. And they've beenobserv...

'Mean Gene' Found In Africanized Honey Bees

...nized bees are more likely to abscond from the bee keepers when the conditions aren't to their liking. "The Africanized bees are a very nervous breed," Hunt says. Sources: Greg Hunt, (765) 494-4605; e-mail, ghunt@entm.purdue.edu Robert Page, (916) 752-5455; e-mail repage@ucdavis.edu ; Web, http://ent...

News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes

...ness, the animals inspire awarm affection in their keepers and in Primate Center visitors. The battle to save Marvin -- who hasn't received an official name sincehis survival remained uncertain -- began with a round-the-clock feedingschedule. Every two hours, Primate Center veterinarian Cathy William...

Deaths of Zoo Elephants Explained -- New Virus Identified

... at theNational Zoo. When Kumari died in 1995, her keepers were baffled. Soon after, Laura Richman, D.V.M., now at The Johns Hopkins School ofMedicine, and Richard Montali, D.V.M., of the National Zoo, began investigatingthe case. When examining tissue samples from Kumari, they found tiny sacks ofvir...

Granny gorilla knows best

...lled Ione, had neglected her first baby, which her keepers raised. So for several days after the birth of her second baby at San Diego Wild Animal Park, the keepers and primatologist Masayuki Nakamichi of Osaka University in Japan kept a close eye on her. Initially...

Freeing Nemo: Aquarium owners releasing non-native fish could endanger marine ecosystems

...Reef Environmental Education Foundation. Aquarium keepers need to be educated about the proper disposition of animals in their care, according to Paul Holthus, executive director and president of the Marine Aquarium Council, an international non-profit organization based in Honolulu that focuses on the way ...

Loss of circadian genes results in epilepsy

...ice died on Mondays and Thursdays, when the animal keepers clean the room hosting these mice with the vacuum cleaner. Placing a cage with triple knockout mice and, as a control, a cage with double knockout mice, close to a vacuum cleaner revealed a tragedy when the vacuum cleaner was turned on: About half of...

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