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DNA proves it: African 'golden jackal' is really a golden wolf - Los Angeles Times

Mon, 2015-08-03 23:06

Los Angeles Times

DNA proves it: African 'golden jackal' is really a golden wolf
Los Angeles Times
The animals were about the same size and looked a lot alike. But it turns out to have been a case of mistaken identity: A new DNA analysis shows that the African "jackals" are in fact more closely related to a sort of wolf than they are to the Eurasian ...
Why the African 'golden jackal' is really more a 'golden wolf'Sydney Morning Herald
Why It Took 150 Years For Golden Jackals To Be Reclassified As Golden Wolves ...Tech Times

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Public Release: 3-Aug-2015 4 million years at Africa's salad bar - EurekAlert (press release)

Mon, 2015-08-03 19:03

EurekAlert (press release)

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015 4 million years at Africa's salad bar
EurekAlert (press release)
3, 2015 - As grasses grew more common in Africa, most major mammal groups tried grazing on them at times during the past 4 million years, but some of the animals went extinct or switched back to browsing on trees and shrubs, according to a study led by ...
4 Million Years at Africa's Salad BarNewswise (press release)

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Jack Hanna talks Cecil on "This Week," claims Africa's lion population is in ... - PolitiFact

Mon, 2015-08-03 17:24

PolitiFact

Jack Hanna talks Cecil on "This Week," claims Africa's lion population is in ...
PolitiFact
As experts debate legal consequences for the Minnesota dentist who killed well-known Zimbabwean lion Cecil, conservationists and animal rights activists are using the opportunity to highlight threats to the long-term viability of lions in the wild ...
Delta, American won't ship exotic animal trophies anymoreWSB Atlanta
Killing of Cecil pressures United States to protect African lionYahoo News
Cecil the Lion: 'Knee-Jerk' Reaction May Hurt Wildlife, Zimbabwe Guide SaysNBCNews.com

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Lionizing Cecil Makes Us Feel Good, But a Trophy Hunting Ban Will Accelerate ... - CALIFORNIA

Mon, 2015-08-03 15:41

Express.co.uk

Lionizing Cecil Makes Us Feel Good, But a Trophy Hunting Ban Will Accelerate ...
CALIFORNIA
I interviewed Leakey a few years ago for my book, Game Changer: Animal Rights and the Fate of Africa's Wildlife (University of California Press, 2012). His words came back to me with the brouhaha over the shooting of Cecil, the most lionized lion on ...
We must protect remaining lions, says Stuart WinterExpress.co.uk
Double controversy hits Southern Africa's trophy hunting industryDaily Maverick

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Why It Took 150 Years For Golden Jackals To Be Reclassified As Golden Wolves ... - Tech Times

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:23

Pioneer News

Why It Took 150 Years For Golden Jackals To Be Reclassified As Golden Wolves ...
Tech Times
A new study conducted by researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that a species of jackal endemic to Africa and Eurasia is in fact a separate species of wolf ...
Scientists Learn to Distinguish Between African Golden Wolf and Eurasian ...Pioneer News

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Wild Beauty: Winning Ecology Photos Feature Sunbirds and Zebras - Live Science

Mon, 2015-08-03 11:07

Live Science

Wild Beauty: Winning Ecology Photos Feature Sunbirds and Zebras
Live Science
The winning photos from a recent ecology photo contest prove that Mother Nature is always ready for her close-up. In one photo, a small bird sucks nectar from an exotic flower. In another, a zebra munches vividly colored grass. And yet another photo ...

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Donald Trump defending sons' sport killing of exotic African animals may ... - New York Daily News

Mon, 2015-08-03 06:02

New York Daily News

Donald Trump defending sons' sport killing of exotic African animals may ...
New York Daily News
Bad press has so far been like fertilizer to Donald Trump's popularity. But his defense of his sons' sport of slaughtering exotic African animals could be the kill shot to his presidential aspirations now that possibly both Cecil the lion and his ...

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We must protect remaining lions, says Stuart Winter - Express.co.uk

Sun, 2015-08-02 07:27

Express.co.uk

We must protect remaining lions, says Stuart Winter
Express.co.uk
Our love and respect for Panthera leo, to use the African lion's scientific name, is patent from the mass outpouring of anger at the callous and totally nonsensical slaying of a lion called Cecil. His beheading and flaying for the ... We may have ...

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Why Obama doesn't understand the lust for power of our African leaders - The Guardian

Sat, 2015-08-01 23:05

The Guardian

Why Obama doesn't understand the lust for power of our African leaders
The Guardian
For one thing, this errant African son does not know what it is like to fight for the loot that is your country. Museveni, who took power after waging a five-year guerrilla war, has compared the demands that he leave office to a hunter killing his ...

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