- The Bioecology of Meriones tristrami Thomas, 1892 in KÄ±rÄ±kkale Province (Mammalia: Rodentia). DEMİRBAŞ, Yasin; PAMUKOĞLU, Nahit // International Journal of Natural & Engineering Sciences;Sep2008, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p39
This study is based on 40 Meriones tristrami specimens caught in KÄ±rÄ±kkale province in 2002 and 2003. The habitat, ectoparasites, burrow type, fur colour, some feeding and breeding features, baculum, karyotype, and external and cranial measurements of this species are reported. Information...
- American guinea pig. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
The American breed of guinea pig is one of the most popular guinea pigs. It comes in many color varieties. It has short, silky fur. The guinea pig is also known as a cavy. Another breed very similar to the American guinea pig is the White Crested. The two guinea pigs look very much alike,...
- Pika. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
Pikas pile their dried food in heaps which are commonly called haystacks. One North American pika's haystack was found to be two feet high.
- Juan Fernandez fur seal. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
Juan Fernandez fur seals were first discovered off the coast of Juan Fernandez Island in 1866.
- Subantarctic fur seals. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
Subantarctic fur seals are the only fur seals with a color pattern in their fur.
- New Zealand fur seals. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
It has been illegal in New Zealand to kill New Zealand fur seals since about 1916. Most Australian fisherman also follow that New Zealand law.
- Brown capuchin. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
The children's book character Curious George could have been a brown capuchin monkey. Brown capuchin monkeys are very friendly and easy to train. Street musicians used to use brown capuchin monkeys as pets and partners. While the musicians played the monkeys would dance around in cute little...
- Human-caused Disturbance Stimuli as a Form of Predation Risk. Frid, Alejandro; Dill, Lawrence // Conservation Ecology (11955449);2002, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p94
This article looks at the impact of human disturbance on the behavior and reproductive success of animals. It explores the creation of trade-offs between avoiding perceived risk and other fitness-enhancing activities by predation and nonlethal disturbance stimuli. It discusses the effect of the...
- Coping in a human-dominated landscape: trade-off between foraging and keeping away from roads by moose ( Alces alces). Eldegard, Katrine; Lyngved, Jo Trygve; Hjeljord, Olav // European Journal of Wildlife Research;Dec2012, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p969
Roads fragment moose habitat and cause increased mortality through moose-vehicle collisions. Previous studies have found that moose avoid areas near roads. In late winter, when moose face depleting food resources elsewhere, moose may be more prone to use areas near roads for foraging. However,...