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Endangered Species Spotlight- The Sperm Whale Reaching 60 feet long and
weighing up to 45 tons, the sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales, one of two groups of cetaceans that also includes
the killer whale and dolphins.Read the Full
Scandinavian Wolf Genetics: A Review This
review article summarizes the genetic tests that were conducted on Scandinavian wolves and reported in a recent article by Vila
et al. (2003). Read the Full
All cats appear grey in the dark.
There are people who reshape the world by force or argument, but the cat just lies
there, dozing; and the world quietly reshapes itself to suit his comfort and convenience. ~Allen and Ivy Dodd
If you want a
kitten, start out by asking for a horse.
Do Cats Need to Roam Outside This week
we have a short quiz for you cat fanciers. Answer true or false to each statement. 1. Cats need some “outside time” when they
can roam free. 2. Cats that roam freely outside live shorter lives than those that live indoors. 3. Cats that roam freely
outside don’t present a significant nuisance to others. Read the Full Story
Are Problem Behaviors
Abnormal Or Unacceptable? Think about the following situations: 1. A man pushes his way into a house, grabbing the
young girl who lives there and opened the door to him. The family dog bites the intruder. 2. A family friend, who the family
dog has not met before, hugs the young girl who opens the door to him. The dog bites the friend. 3. A brother and sister are
playfully wrestling near the front door. The family dog bites the brother as he grabs his sister.Read the Full Story
In the Company of Dogs
We may think we're acting like their best friends by feeding them filet mignon, taking them for long walks and buying them
diamond-studded collars and designer doggie beds. But according to U-M behavioral ecologist Barbara Smuts, if we really want to
be our dogs' best friends, we need to provide them with the company of other dogs. Read the Full Story
Farmed salmon more toxic than wild salmon, study finds A
study of more than two metric tons of North American, South American and European salmon has shown that PCBs and other
environmental toxins are present at higher levels in farm-raised salmon than in their wild counterparts. Read the Full Story
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