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How science measures up cats and dogs

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: July 29, 2010   View Article

As “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” hits the big screen, find out what science has to say about the intelligence and abilities of our favorite household pets.

Animal Photos Weekly: Rare Leopard, Tiger Cub, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 29, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news. Shots include a Far Eastern leopard, a three-headed Chihuahua, a dog in Austria’s National Day celebration, a Malayan tiger cub, and a lioness cub.

Animal Photos Weekly: Hot Cranes, Baby Penguin, Gorillas, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: August 6, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news. Shots include a black crowned crane, a captive polar bear, a rockhopper penguin, a Siberian tiger cub, and a young gorilla.

World’s Largest Cat Species Boosted by Newfound Lynx

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 25, 2007   View Article

The world’s most endangered cat species may be slightly less endangered than previously thought.

A new population of Iberian lynx has been discovered in a remote area of Spain—raising the number of known populations from two to three—a conservation group reports.

Super Animals: Fast Fliers, Heavy Lifters, and High Jumpers

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: June 23, 2006   View Article

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s not a plane, and it’s not Superman.

But with a cruising speed of about 50 miles (80 kilometers) an hour and a maximum velocity of 200 miles (322 kilometers) an hour while dive-bombing prey, the peregrine falcon flies with real-world superpower speed.

Lion Killings Spur Fears of Regional Extinction in Kenya

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: May 22, 2006   View Article

Lions may soon be obliterated from southern Kenya, unless immediate steps are taken to rein in their slaughter, wildlife experts warn.

“Ten years ago there used to be lions everywhere. You’d hear lions at night, find their tracks during the day. That simply is not true anymore,” said Laurence Frank, a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, and an expert on African predators.

Are Wild Jaguars Moving Back Into the U.S.?

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 26, 2003   View Article

In southern Arizona, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border, a heat- sensitive remote surveillance camera was recently triggered by a warm body. But it wasn’t an illegal immigrant in search of a job, or a courier in the drug trade. It was a jaguar (Panthera onca).

The photograph, taken on August 7, represents the second time in three years that the big cat has been imaged in the U.S. and it raises an intriguing question: Are jaguars seeking U.S. residency?

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