News tagged with animal population

The fireballs of February

In the middle of the night on February 13th, something disturbed the animal population of rural Portal, Georgia. Cows started mooing anxiously and local dogs howled at the sky. The cause of the commotion was ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Saving critically endangered species

Wellington is a long way from the continent of Africa but research being conducted at Victoria University is helping restore populations of animals like rhinoceros that live on the African savannahs.

dateFeb 16, 2012 in Ecology
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Not the black sheep of domestic animals

Mapping the ancestry of sheep over the past 11,000 years has revealed that our woolly friends are stars among domestic animals, boasting vast genetic diversity and substantial prospects for continued breeding to further boost ...

dateFeb 07, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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