Zoo Animals and Their Discontents Photo Dr. Vint Virga likes to arrive at a zoo several hours before it opens, when the sun is still in the trees and the lanes are quiet and the trash cans empty. Many of the animals haven’t yet slipped into their afternoon malaise, when they retreat, appearing to wait out the heat and the visitors and not do much of anything. Virga likes to creep to the edge of their enclosures and watch. Carole King's Gershwin Prize Awarded By President Barack Obama - The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, saluting Carole King's five decades as an award-winning singer-songwriter, said Wednesday that music often is a place where people seek comfort and inspiration during trying times. Two days after much of Moore, Okla., was flattened by a powerful tornado that killed 24 people, Obama pledged anew that the nation will assist with the town's recovery and rebuilding for as long as it takes. "Eventually, life will go on and new memories will be made.
Games, Activities for ESL Classroom Teaching Actions, Colors, Numbers Practice Vocabulary Related to Action Verbs, Colors, Numbers, with this ESL Game. Animals, Colors, Clothes, Numbers Review Animals, Colors, Numbers and more with this ESL Vocabulary Wheel Game USFWS: What Is the Difference Between Endangered and Threatened? PDF Version The Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act) describes two categories of declining species of plants and animals that need the Act's protections – endangered species and threatened species – and provides these definitions: Endangered - any species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range;
New Carnivore Discovered A fuzzy fog-dweller with a face like a teddy bear is the first carnivore found in the Western Hemisphere in more than three decades, a new study says. The 2-pound (0.9-kilogram) creature, called an olinguito, didn't make itself easy to find. The orange-brown mammal lives out a solitary existence in the dense, hard-to-study cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador, which inspired part of its Latin name Bassaricyon neblina: Neblina is Spanish for "fog." What's more, the large-eyed critter—now the smallest known member of the raccoon family—is active only at night, when it hunts for fruit in its Andean habitat. Like other carnivores such as the giant panda, olinguitos seem to eat mostly plants, but are nevertheless part of the taxonomic order Carnivora.
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Scientists accidentally kill world's oldest animal at age 507 The oldest animal ever known lived from 1499 until the day researchers cracked its shell open, killing it in the process. Ming, an ocean quahog from the species Arctica islandica, was initially thought to be a record-setting 402 years old. But the scientists who found it on a seabed near Iceland in 2006 now say further analysis has revealed that it was an incredible 507 years old, reports CBS. The researchers, who didn't realize how old Ming was when they first found it, opened the ancient clam up to judge its age by counting growth rings inside its hinge ligaments. That's because the rings are "better protected" there, scientist Paul Butler tells ScienceNordic, which notes that Ming was named for the Chinese dynasty that ruled when it was born.
Cowboy Junkies Lee Harvey Osmond and The Good Family nominated for Sirius XM Indie Awards We're excited to announce that two Latent artists have been nominated for 2014 Sirius XM Indie awards: Lee Harvey Osmond in the Roots Category and The Good Family in the Country Category. The winners are voted on by the public so we could use your help. She Was Called The World's Ugliest Woman, Now She's An Inspiration by Kase Wickman 3/17/2015 Imagine you’re 17 years old. You’re surfing the web, procrastinating. You’re just passing the time on YouTube, watching inane videos and knowingly letting yourself rappel down into the rabbit hole of the internet. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, thousands of people are doing the exact same thing you are right at this exact second. Except, in all likelihood, when you click a video plainly titled “THE WORLD’S UGLIEST WOMAN,” you won’t see your own face looking back at you.
Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Endangered Animals The world’s endangered species are in danger from the Internet. Online shoppers are buying huge numbers of exotic animals. This is another nail in the coffin for many creatures already threatened with extinction. Poachers, collectors wanting stuffed rhino heads and Chinese medicine already threaten thousands of species. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) wrote a report called “Caught In The Web - Wildlife Trade On The Internet”.
Where the wild things are Elephants at the Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth in South Africa. Picture: AP Source: AP The Kermode, or spirit bear, fishes for salmon in British Columbia, Canada. Source: Supplied Guido of Arezzo Statue of Guido in Arezzo Guido of Arezzo's house with plaque Guido was a monk of the Benedictine order from the Italian city-state of Arezzo. Recent research has dated his Micrologus to 1025 or 1026; since Guido stated in a letter that he was thirty-four when he wrote it, his birthdate is presumed to be around 991 or 992.