Tag: "cheetahs" at biology news
Endurance running may be key to evolution of human body form
...r runners. Bramble noted that unlike horses, dogs, cheetahs
and other good runners, pigs lack a so-called nuchal ridge at the base of their skulls which attaches to a broad band of tissue that keeps an animal's head steady when it runs. Traces of this ridge can be found in human skulls dating back sever...
Is that lizard a basilisk? How Harry Potter sparks interest in the reptile house
...nton zebra enclosure 'ought to have a few lions or cheetahs
in it'. Others wondered whether what they saw were 'pretend animals' when they failed to move. Dr Lindahl-Elliot said: "Zoos could help visitors to become more critical media users by inviting them to consider film or TV representations as just that...
Proposal would allow wild animals to roam North America
...60 miles an hour. Introducing free-ranging African cheetahs
back to the Southwest, the scientists assert, coul...nteractions with pronghorns and provide endangered cheetahs
with new habitat. Other living species that are counterparts to Pleistocene-era animals in North Am...
In Iran, camera traps reveal rare Asiatic cheetahs
...scientists by surveying five protected areas where cheetahs
were still thought to exist. The group found a va...achieve." In the 1970s, estimates of the number of cheetahs
in Iran ranged from 100 to 400 animals. But widespread poaching of cheetahs
and their prey during t...
Report lists top 20 most-vulnerable African carnivores
... report. Also making the most-vulnerable list are cheetahs
and African wild dogs, which have vanished from 75 and 89 percent of their historical habitat respectively, and Ethiopian wolves which have vanished from an astonishing 98 percent of their range. Other species of concern included the leopard, spotte...
Pendulums, predators and prey: The ecology of coupled oscillations
...ating systems, such as lions preying on zebras and cheetahs
preying on impalas, become connected through the i... get into regular patterns." In the case of lions, cheetahs
and leopards, bringing leopards into the system causes lion and cheetah populations to oscillate in ...
In Iran, cheetahs collared for the first time
...orking in Iran has successfully fitted two Asiatic cheetahs
with Global Positioning System (GPS) collars, mark...sts. Once found throughout the continent, Asiatic cheetahs
now live only in extremely arid habitat on the edges of Iran's Kavir Desert. WCS's government partne...
Philandering female felines forgo fidelity
... monopolizing many females. It seems that female cheetahs
are highly promiscuous with no detectable mate fid... Tanzania, focused on determining the paternity of cheetahs
through the use of fecal samples that were then subjected to genetic testing. By comparing individua...