Tag: "raccoon" at biology news
Landmark study details demographic, ecological and genetic spread of rabies in raccoon outbreak
...howed that because mountain ranges make for a poor raccoon
habitat especially at higher elevations, raccoons did not cross the Appalachian mountain chain during the first part of the outbreak, which clearly limited the virus's westward expansion, says Dr. Real. Likewise, it was found that the Allegheny Mount...
Moving wildlife detrimental to oral rabies vaccination project
...in the transition zone between areas known to have raccoon
rabies and areas that currently do not. The public health costs associated with rabies detection, prevention, and control in the United States are estimated to be between $300 - $450 million annually. According to Martin Lowney, State Dire...
Duke biologist/poet is up to 'animal mischief'
...d having snowball fights, but paradoxically also a raccoon
and armadillos, with a parrot making a snow angel and a salamander indecorously flattened by a snowball. Said Jacobsen, "The animals had to be fairly accurate, not overly personified or cartoony, to fit with the underlying educational nature of the p...