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January 02, 2015

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4:51 PM | Heads Up!
Attention: Bear River will be lowered to ~50cfs for ~1week, starting 12/29 while PacifiCorp refills Cutler Reservoir. pic.twitter.com/Mu88laVFdm— USFWS Bear River (@USFWSBearRiver) December 31, 2014
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4:44 PM | Fluffy Friday – Visualising Risk
Happy Hogmanay my lovelies! I am, as you read this, most likely still recovering as in Scotland we take two public holiday days to get over the Hogmanay celebrations. Myself and Athena are probably both curled up on the sofa … Continue reading →
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2:46 PM | Card Table Ewe
I did threaten to play a game of cards on her card table back if she didn't lamb last night. pic.twitter.com/sVd14vcMk6— Ireland / Suzanna (@ireland) January 2, 2015
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2:42 PM | The World's Rarest Big Cat...
...IS indeed out there: World's rarest big #cat - Amur #leopard caught on a rainy night by @WCSChina #cameratrap. 30-50 remain in wild. pic.twitter.com/8A6ZNFLBpd— WCS (@TheWCS) January 2, 2015

January 01, 2015

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10:43 PM | A Drop in the *Beer* Bucket
Louisville Zoo's first year beer sales were well under estimates. Just north of $40K in a $15 million budget.

December 31, 2014

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8:43 PM | Work E-Mail
E-mail at the NC Zoo is often unlike most work e-mail. An employee in one Zoo department just offered about "70 extra Madagascar hissing cockroaches that may be used as feeder insects for animal enrichment. They range from 1-3 inches with most being about 2.5 inches. If interested please let me know by Jan 4th. I'd be happy to bring them by." The education department is offering a "win-win" (unless you are one of the "enrichment...feeder insects").
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5:06 PM | Climate Change: A Very Short History
Very short (and entertaining) history of climate change, beginning with the great John Tyndall—by @alicebell: http://t.co/ourSB6PMWF— Graham Farmelo (@grahamfarmelo) December 31, 2014
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2:10 PM | It’s data crunch time!
Today is the last day to get a survey done in 2014, dear Seanetters, and after that, the data analysis process may commence! For the past, oh, however many years, I have been occupied with the Field Guide. Now, I can turn my SEANET work hours toward something many of you have been eagerly awaiting: […]
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12:00 AM | Million Cat Challenge aims to reform shelter methods
Veterinarians leading campaign encourage shelters to share tactics

December 30, 2014

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10:16 PM | 2014 Turtles: Last turtle of the season?
This was an Aquarium media release distributed on December 30, 2014.  In an already record setting year for cold-stunned sea turtles on Cape Cod, a 65-pound brown-shelled sea turtle emerged from the frigid surf of Great Island in Wellfleet Monday afternoon, just two days before New Year’s. Many New Englanders might be skeptical that sea turtles could be found in the region’s cold temperate
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4:32 PM | Perfection
#Cat. #Rescue. #Hiking. Perfect! MRT @bjkingape: enjoy vids of Honey Bee, rescued blind cat likes to hike https://t.co/Lyhx5dx6AC #animals— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) December 30, 2014
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4:00 PM | How To: Play with Snowman
Pawnee would like to show you the appropriate way to play with a snowman! VIDEO: http://t.co/hTmYn1tiqi— Sedgwick County Zoo (@SedgwickCoZoo) December 30, 2014
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3:57 PM | My! How You've Grown!
Sloth bear cub Remi is 1! Last year, keepers stepped in to hand-rear her. Now she is thriving. http://t.co/XZJu5OY7gH pic.twitter.com/eBAHRXlKym— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) December 30, 2014
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1:43 PM | Ethics Review of NIH Animal Research?
Members of Congress request ethical review of animal research at NIH lab http://t.co/BTQMox156u— HuffPost Science (@HuffPostScience) December 30, 2014 "NIH is currently supporting a phase-out of research using great apes, such as chimpanzees, following a 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that called most biomedical research on chimps unnecessary. The IOM recommended that chimps only be used for research in cases when there are no other alternatives, it would be unethical to […]
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1:24 PM | Manhattan Congresswoman Wants Central Park Pandas...
...but do the NYC zoos? Or the Mayor?
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1:09 PM | Rare Sumatran Tiger Eats Her Cubs...
...at Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. WWF says there are less than 400 Sumatran tigers in the wild.

December 29, 2014

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10:03 PM | Next Great Hike
1000 miles; all in #NorthCarolina! RT @HuffPostScience: Get ready for the next great American hike http://t.co/xYklnDN4ST #NextGreatHike— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) December 29, 2014
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4:05 PM | Upcoming classes: Dogs! Brains! Hormones!
I have two new courses being offered online with the APDT that I’m really looking forward to teaching:Canine Hormones: from molecules to behavior, February 3 - March 11, 2015 (12 CEUs).  Hormones — those chemicals that float around the body to pass messages between different organs — have a lot to do with behavior. What exactly is a hormone? How do hormones pass messages around? What is the stress response, how does it work, and what does it tell us about a dog's stress […]
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2:19 PM | Someone's Happy
Someone is happy about the snow returning! #ComoZoo #ArcticFox pic.twitter.com/CDAAw9Sb53— Como Zoo (@ComoZoo) December 27, 2014
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2:05 PM | The Zwartbles Studs
My 3 unrelated Zwartbles rams Left to Right Alfi, The Welchman & Buster pic.twitter.com/cjK19jnLPf— Ireland / Suzanna (@ireland) December 29, 2014
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2:02 PM | Thirsty Time
Winter is a thirsty time when sheep are fed hay&dried beet pellets. They need their water so must keep close eye pic.twitter.com/sMTTMM1LAW— Ireland / Suzanna (@ireland) December 29, 2014
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1:53 PM | Nifty ConcEpt
Nifty concopt! MRT @ireland: this account is currently curated by sheep shepherd, #FemaleFarmer in #Kilkenny #Ireland pic.twitter.com/Xyua7PqwGO— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) December 29, 2014
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1:27 PM | Snow Wolf Family & Max
The #SnowWolf has had little contact with humans. These are very privileged photos -> http://t.co/x5twXfRyrW pic.twitter.com/LFj8Mb46EC— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) December 29, 2014
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12:35 AM | Customer Service...or Not
Problems will be ignored in the order that they are received.— Chocolate Moose (@moose_chocolate) November 29, 2014
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12:31 AM | Musta Been
barn owls must have been stoked when the barn was invented— shut up, mike (@shutupmikeginn) December 28, 2014

December 28, 2014

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10:00 PM | The Dangerous Allure of Alternative Therapies for Pets with Cancer
Most pet owners understand that science-based medicine is the best hope for maintaining and restoring health in their animal companions. The tremendous successes of preventative and therapeutic healthcare in the last couple of centuries is difficult to deny (though proponents … Continue reading →
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2:38 PM | *Promising Less*
Here is a tweet link to a great video of a very rare baby rhino, but I do not promise all EarthTouch claims. :) You decide: This baby rhino may just be the most adorably awesome thing in the world ... http://t.co/2V51gkf4d9 #rhino— Earth Touch (@EarthTouch) December 28, 2014
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1:59 PM | Will "Gorillafication" Work?
Rejected by her mother after her birth at Oklahoma City Zoo, western lowland gorilla Kamina has spent months at Cincinnati Zoo being raised by human volunteers dressed as gorillas. But the introduction of Kamina to adult females in Cincinnati has not gone well. The next step is to send the youngster to Columbus Zoo, which has a history of success in introducing young gorillas to its group. (The North Carolina Zoo has a similar reputation with chimpanzees.)
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1:55 PM | Top Endocrine Publications of 2013: Canine and Feline Reproductive Endocrinology
In my tenth compilation of the canine and feline endocrine publications, I’m moving on to endocrine disorders of the canine and feline gonads and mammary gland. Listed below are 20 papers published in 2013 that deal with a variety of topics of importance for reproductive endocrinology in dogs and cats.Of all of these publications, one of the most common and clinically useful topics involves the use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists for management of a variety of […]
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1:29 PM | Now There's a Book
About how Matt Dyer was pulled out of his tent by a polar bear a year and a half ago and nearly killed before his quick thinking friends saved him. It tells quite a tale *and* makes the case that the attack is linked to climate change. Dyer has recovered from the attack which did leave him with a "scratchy" voice. About 695,000 square miles of sea ice have been lost since 1979, according to a study by NASA scientist Claire Parkinson. In “Meltdown,” Shankman helps readers visualize […]
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