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Foxes get frisky in the far north
... of the dens, DNA fingerprints showed that the fox cubs
were the offspring of a single male and female. But in a quarter of the cases, the arctic foxes proved to be less exclusive, with one litter providing the first genetic evidence of polyandry (females having multiple male mates at one time) with multi...
Update on census of wrld's most endangered cat -- female Amur leopard found dead
... mature, reproductive leopardess and her potential cubs
in a senseless killing. This is the third leopard killed within this area over the last five years and underscores the desperate need for a unified protected area with national park status if the leopard is to survive in the wild. In February and M...
Amur leopard still on the brink of extinction, scientists say
...3-7 females without cubs, 4 females with cubs, 5-6 cubs
in all, and 6-8 undefined tracks. Total: 25-34. ...7 females without cubs, 4-5 females with cubs, 4-5 cubs
in all, and four undefined. Total: 28-30. In 2000, the results were 4-5 males, 8-9 females without...
Wild tigers need cat food
...rends in the park. Tigers can produce between 3-4 cubs
per litter every 2-3 years. Unfortunately, in other parts of the tigers range, relentless poaching of the big cats and their prey has caused numbers to plummet. Another WCS study that appeared in a recent issue of the journal Animal Conservation r...
Hyena mothers give their cubs a helpful dose of hormones
...sts have discovered that a dominant hyena puts her cubs
on the road to success before they are born by pas...e, pregnant females in the pack. Consequently, the cubs
of the alpha females were more aggressive and exhibited more sexual play, characteristics that eleva...
Like mother, like cubs
...more about packing a hormonal punch that gives her cubs
a powerful head start. In a study appearing in th...ffspring high levels of certain hormones that make cubs
more aggressive and sexually vigorous in other words more likely to survive, thrive and reproduce. ...
Housecat-sized Siberian tiger cubs get collared
...cently fitted three wild 40-day-old Siberian tiger cubs
with tiny radio-collars, marking the youngest wild...searchers crucial insights into the needs of tiger cubs
and may help improve the survival and reproduction of this largest of the cat species. Working near ...
In Iran, camera traps reveal rare Asiatic cheetahs
...he fact that this female has managed to raise four cubs
to six months of age is extremely encouraging. Hopefully, this indicates there are areas where the cheetah's prey species are coming back, a goal the Iranian DOE and UNDP has been working very hard to achieve." In the 1970s, estimates of the number ...