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Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene
... mammals such as kangaroos, wombats, the marsupial lion
(Thylacoleo carnifex) and the largest ever marsupial, the 2 1/2-ton Diprotodon. Elsewhere, human activities combined to a greater or lesser degree with climate change to lead to extinctions. In Europe and parts of Asia, mammals such as the giant Iris...
Health of world's sea lions the focus of Wakefield Symposium
...e issues are common to all five of the world's sea lion
species. This symposium will bring the world community of sea lion
researchers together to share their experiences and knowledge. Interspecies comparisons can shed lig...
Scientists fear new Ebola outbreak may explain sudden gorilla disappearance
... (Loxodonta africana cyclotis), and the vulnerable lion
(Panthera leo). The massive 13,600 square kilometer park sits in northeastern Congo, near the Gabonese border to the west and Cameroon to the north. Scientists say multiple courses of action should be taken immediately: Field researchers alread...
Tiny collars fitted on youngest-ever tiger cubs
...s used the devices for years for tracking mountain lion
kittens in the Greater Yellowstone area, the collars will enable researchers to follow the tiger cubs until the collars fall off or the cubs themselves die. The transmitters emit a "mortality" signal if the unit remains stationary for more than one h...
Monkey business: Studies show tiny callimicos have unusual characteristics
...losest primate relatives marmosets, tarmarins and lion
tarmarins give birth to twins once a year. Porter's findings have just been published in the journal Evolutionary Anthropology in a paper she authored with Paul Garber, a biological anthropologist from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...
Whales, seals or men? Who stole all the fish?
...ay indeed be under pressure from fishing. When sea lion
mothers are nursing pups, they cannot range far in search of a meal, so overfishing near their rookeries can leave them hungry, says Naomi Rose, a marine mammal scientist with the Humane Society of the US in Washington DC. Fisheries also have other ...
Lion attacks on livestock in Africa are significant but manageable
CHICAGO--Although the lion
may once have been the world's most widespread ter...hich Publishers Weekly calls "the definitive Tsavo lion
book." This new study quantifies the cost of livestock predation by these infamous lions. Unexpec...
Study predicts conditions for sustainable lion trophy hunting
...EAPOLIS / ST. PAUL--Trophy hunters prize the regal lion
above virtually all other animals, but shooting li...mulated hunting using demographic data from actual lion
populations. The study indicates that if hunting is limited to male lions age five and older, popula...
The Lions of Tsavo: Exploring the Legacy of Africa's Notorious Man-eaters
...son in Kenya to study the notorious Tsavo lions, a lion
was heard roaring at the foot of their camp. Nevertheless, the volunteers persevered, and others followed. Good thing. Such volunteers are the eyes and ears of Dr. Patterson's research, the first thorough scientific project aimed at understanding ...
When predators attack (each other)
...arnivore oddity, when they learned that a mountain lion
they were tracking in Yellowstone National Park had been attacked and killed by a pack of wolves....
Red alert over rare species
...ed-ear marmoset (Callithrix kuhlii) and the golden lion
tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) from South America. Contrary to the expectations of many, the researchers also found that two high-profile species, the gorilla and the pygmy chimpanzee, or bonobo, should be downgraded to a lower level of threat (Bio...
Field Museum uncovers evidence behind man-eating; revises legend of its infamous man-eating lions
...did they end with the destruction of the notorious lion
coalition. The authors document killings by lions...ther circumstances, also common to other notorious lion
incidents, that are more likely to have contributed to this episode. Prominent among these is the de...
One in every three primates now threatened with extinction
...n removed from the list issued in 2000. The golden lion
tamarin and the black lion
tamarin, for example, have benefited from commendable efforts for their protection by the Brazilian ...
A mane is a pain, but worth it for male lions
...wo subspecies now extinct in the wild, the Barbary lion
of the Atlas Mountains and the Cape lion
of mountainous regions of South Africa, sported giant dark manes that covered their stomachs. "On a...
Unique social system found in famous Tsavo lions
...uled by a single male. The scientists surveyed the lion
population of Tsavo East National Park in eastern ...s, typical of large prides elsewhere. Although the lion
is one of the worlds best-studied mammals, no one has documented undisturbed groups of seven-to-eigh...
Ethiopian fossil skull indicates Homo erectus was single, widespread species 1 million years ago
...nks the individual may have been killed by a large lion
or hyena, which probably ate the face and gnawed on the skull in an attempt to extract the brain. Despite the lack of the lower part of the skull and the teeth, the calvaria displayed obvious characteristics of Homo erectus: a shallow forehead slopin...
Giant pandas have plenty of genetic diversity
... iscomparable to the genetically healthy Serengeti lion
population inits endemic diversity and far greater than the geneticallycompromised Asiatic lion
from India's Gir forest or the Floridapanther," says O'Brien. While the giant panda's overall geneti...
African wildlife databases benefit animal conservation efforts
...s, genetics and reproductive issues related to the lion
(Panthera leo). Two years ago, the researchers reported that all of Africas lions south of the equator are of the same sub-species, said Michael B. Briggs of the Chicago Zoological Society at the Brookfield Zoo. We found regional differences, displa...
Cover story in Science reveals historical overkill of marine Megafauna triggered current ocean crises
...ing has caused the well-publicized collapse of sea lion
and sea otter populations in the Bering Sea. But new work related to this study by Alan Springer (University of Alaska) and co-author James Estes at UC Santa Cruz and several others, suggests that vast depletion of the great whales by humans has cont...
Fatal attraction: Satellites to determine sea lions deaths
... believes. The device will serve as a sort of sea lion
log book. It will record information on how the animal lived, areas it frequented, when it died and what it did before it died. When the animal has died, the information from the transmitter will be retrieved from the satellite and hopefully reveal ...