Citations with the tag: MONGOOSES

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  • Chasing shadows called civets.
    Rabinowitz, A. // International Wildlife; Nov/Dec91, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p38 

    Discusses the habits of the civet, one of the most important groups of mammals inhabiting Asia's tropical forests. Unlike any other animal but contain some cat and some raccoon characteristics; Their role in the forest community; Function of seed-dispersal through the fruit portion of their...

  • Mongoose edge: Immunity to venom.
    Eliot, John L. // National Geographic; Aug97, Vol. 192 Issue 2, p141 

    Reports the discovery that mongooses possess an immunity to snake venom.

  • Snake killer.
    Clark, Geri // Science World; 10/06/97, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p5 

    Gives details on the mongooses. Description of mongooses; Identification of mongoose attack method and secret defense; Anticipation of scientists to use mongoose's secret weapon.

  • Make way for the mongoose.
    McCauley, Jane R. // National Geographic World; Jun95, Issue 238, p30 

    Focuses on mongooses. Yellow mongoose in the Kalahari Desert; Food of mongooses; Range of mongoose species.

  • Mongoose on the loose.
    Luxner, Larry // Americas; Jul/Aug93, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p3 

    Discusses the mongoose population on the 17 Caribbean islands and on efforts to control the mongoose populations. Number of these animals in Puerto Rico and St. Croix; Animals killed by mongooses; Comment from Dr. G. Roy Horst, an expert in the field; Five-year study by Horst which is being...

  • Spontaneous lactation is an adaptive result of pseudopregnancy.
    Creel, S.R.; Monfort, S.L. // Nature; 6/20/1991, Vol. 351 Issue 6328, p660 

    Reports spontaneous lactation by free-living dwarf mongooses using data on urinary oestrogen conjugate concentrations and body weight from a population in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Uses demographic data from this population to demonstrate that spontaneous lactation, and thus the...

  • Don't mess with a mongoose.
    Creel, S.R.; Monfort, S.L. // Ranger Rick; Jan98, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p32 

    Focuses on the habits and behavior of mongooses. Food preferences; Physical characteristics; Speed of movements; Animal enemies; Disadvantages of the introduction of mongooses in Hawaii.

  • Dear Ranger Rick.
    Creel, S.R.; Monfort, S.L. // Ranger Rick; Nov2004, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p10 

    Presents information related to mongoose.

  • Caribbean mongoose.
    Creel, S.R.; Monfort, S.L. // Earthwatch: The Journal of Earthwatch Institute; Mar/Apr94, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p53 

    Describes the Earthwatch project of Dr. G. Roy Horst (S.U.N.Y.-Postdam), in delineating the life history of previously identified mongooses and the creation of a data set on the life history of the mongoose at Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix and Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge, Puerto Rico....

  • MONGOOSE v COBRA.
    Creel, S.R.; Monfort, S.L. // Sports Illustrated; 12/20/1954, Vol. 1 Issue 19, p21 

    The article reports on an encounter between a mongoose and a cobra in Mysore, India.

  • Comparative behaviour and ecology of two sympatric mongoose species (Cynictis penicillata and...
    Cavallini, P.; Nel, J.A.J. // South African Journal of Zoology; Apr95, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p46 

    Compares the behavior and ecology of mongoose species Cynictis penicillata and Galerella pulverulenta. Background on the study; Description of study area, material and methods.

  • Caribbean mongoose.
    Cavallini, P.; Nel, J.A.J. // Earthwatch: The Journal of Earthwatch Institute; Jan/Feb94, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p37 

    Describes the Earthwatch project led by Dr. G. Roy Horst (S.U.N.Y.-Potsdam), into the life history of the mongoose at Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix and Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge, Puerto Rico. Over seven seasons Horst has created one of the most extensive data sets on the life history...

  • Stronger than poison.
    Cavallini, P.; Nel, J.A.J. // Scholastic SuperScience; Jan1998, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p3 

    Highlights scientists' finding that mongooses have a chemical in their blood that makes them immune to snake poison. Implication of the finding for a drug to make people poison-proof.

  • Winter diet of the small winter mongoose, Herpestes auropunctatus, on an Adriatic island.
    Cavallini, P.; Serafini, P. // Journal of Mammalogy; May95, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p569 

    Compares the winter diet of the Indian mongoose with temperate and tropical areas in an Adriatic island. Preference for vertebrate and plant matter; High percentage of fruit diet during winter; Consistency of opportunistic feeding habits.

  • Caribbean mongoose.
    Cavallini, P.; Serafini, P. // Earthwatch: The Journal of Earthwatch Institute; May/Jun94, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p55 

    Describes the Earthwatch project led by Dr. G. Roy Horst (S.U.N.Y.-Potsdam), in delineating the life history of previously identified mongooses at Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix and Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge, Puerto Rico. Field conditions; Related interests; Dates; Staging area; Costs.

  • For the record.
    Cavallini, P.; Serafini, P. // New Scientist; 12/12/2009, Vol. 204 Issue 2738, p29 

    A correction to an article mentioning mongooses in the November 21, 2009 issue is presented.

  • Mongooses, civets, genets.
    Brewer, Duncan // Mammals (1-59084-467-X); 2003, p43 

    The Malaysian binturong is related to civets and has a prehensile tail. The palm civet of Asia is known as the toddy cat. Civets were once kept captive in Ethiopia, and their musk was used in the perfume industry. A dwarf mongoose marks its territory by doing a headstand to deposit a scent...

  • Team Mongoose.
    Donaldson, T. // BMX Plus; Aug89, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p18 

    Profiles the Mongoose bicycle factory team members Eric Rupe, Travis Chipres, Sam Arellano and Shelby James who race and promote the Mongoose bicycle for Service Cycle Bicycle Co.

  • The Gang's All Here.
    Schleichert, Elizabeth // Ranger Rick; Jun2010, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p13 

    The article presents information about meerkats, including their average size, natural habitat, and diet.

  • Prey use by four syntopic carnivores in a strandveld...
    Avenant, N.L.; Nel, J.A.J. // South African Journal of Wildlife Research; Sep97, Vol. 27 Issue 3/4, p86 

    Investigates the seasonal changes in the diet of caracal, water mongoose, small grey mongoose and yellow mongoose in relation to seasonal availability of shared or unique prey species. How the study was done; Changes in small mammal density and biomass in four plant communities sampled in the...

  • Communication in marsh mongooses (Atilax paludinosus): anal gland secretion and scat discrimination in adults, and individual variation in vocalisations of juveniles.
    Baker, C. M. // South African Journal of Zoology; Jan98, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p49 

    Focuses on a study about the extent of individual variation in the vocal repertoire of juvenile Atilax, as well as the capacity of adult mongooses to discriminate between scent products of conspecifics. Scat discrimination tests; Testing of response to anal gland secretions; Vocalizations;...

  • FIGHT TO THE FINISH.
    Girodat, Gillian // WILD; Sep/Oct2001, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p38 

    Provides information on cobras and mongoose. Description of a battle between a cobra and a mongoose; Average length of the animals; Average weight of the animals.

  • Don't let dangerous wildlife cook your hotel's goose.
    Marshall, Anthony // Hotel & Motel Management; 7/26/93, Vol. 208 Issue 13, p16 

    Presents Caribbean hoteliers' alternatives if rabid mongooses threaten tourists. Hotel's liability for a guest's death or injury due to a wild animal; Notifying management upon sighting of an animal; Warning and educating tourists.

  • Forecasts: Fiction.
    Steinberg, Sybil; Bing, Jonathan // Publishers Weekly; 7/6/1998, Vol. 245 Issue 27, p52 

    Reviews the book `Mongoose Man,' by Nicholas Van Pelt.

  • Group Size, Home Range Use, and Seasonal Variation in the Ecology of Eulemur mongoz.
    Curtis, Deborah J.; Zaramody, Alphonse // International Journal of Primatology; Oct98, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p811 

    We collected data during a 10-month study carried out on the mongoose lemur, Eulemur mongoz, at Anjamena in northwestern Madagascar, which provide baseline information on seasonal variation in the ecology, home range use and some aspects of the behavior of two neighboring groups. We monitored...

  • Decapitation of the tortoise Chersina angulata: is the large grey mongoose a headhunter?
    Ramsay, Scott L. // African Zoology; Apr2002, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p114 

    Reports on a previously undescribed form of predation upon the angulate tortoise, Chersina angulata, in the West Coast National Park, South Africa. Description of the form of mortality of angulate tortoise in the park during September 1998 to April 2000; Argument in support of the role of the...

  • Caribbean mongoose.
    Ramsay, Scott L. // Earthwatch: The Journal of Earthwatch Institute; Jul/Aug94, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p44 

    Describes the Earthwatch project led by Dr. Roy G. Horst on wildlife management which will take place in the Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge, Saint Croix and Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge, Puerto Rico. Biology of the Caribbean mongoose; Lifespan; Gestation period; Implantation of microchips in...

  • Genetic Variation and Differentiation Among Insular Populations of the Small Indian Mongoose...
    Hoagland, Donald B.; Kilpatrick, C. William // Journal of Mammalogy; Feb99, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p169 

    Focuses on a genetic study on introduced populations of the small Indian mongoose in the Caribbean and Hawaiian islands. Results of a protein electrophoretic survey; Objectives of the study; Impact of population size on genetic variation and differentiation examined; Materials and methods used;...

  • Accidental release of retrovirus.
    Hofer, Ursula // Nature Reviews Microbiology; Oct2013, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p660 

    The article reports that the reticuloendotheliosis viruses (REVs) and endogenous viral elements (EVEs) came from a mammalian retrovirus which infected the ancestor of mongooses.

  • THE EFFECTS OF REFUSE FEEDING ON BODY CONDITION, REPRODUCTION, AND SURVIVAL OF BANDED MONGOOSES.
    Otali, Emily; Gilchrist, Jason S.; Gettinger, Ronald D. // Journal of Mammalogy; Jun2004, Vol. 85 Issue 3, p491 

    We investigated the effect of refuse feeding on body condition, reproductive success, and survival in banded mongooses (Mungos mungo). Data were collected from 231 mongooses in 3 refuse-feeding groups and 311 mongooses in 8 non-refuse-feeding groups within Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda....

  • A PLAYFUL PREDATOR.
    Ffrench, Richard // Naturalist's Year; 2007, p124 

    A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of having seen a mongoose in his garden.

  • America's Least Wanted.
    Ffrench, Richard // Scholastic News -- Edition 4; 3/19/2012, Vol. 74 Issue 19, p4 

    The article focuses on various invasive species in the U.S. which include the Asian carp, Indian mongoose, and giant African snail.

  • Mongoose Salvo Elite.
    Robson, Tim // Mountain Biking Australia; 2011, p90 

    The article evaluates the Mongoose Salvo Elite bicycle.

  • Mongoose's secret is to copy its prey.
    Hedges, Stephen // New Scientist; 01/11/97, Vol. 153 Issue 2064, p16 

    Cites an Israeli study confirming that mongooses are unaffected by snake venom. Molecular structure of acetylchlorine receptors on the surface of mongooses' muscle cells; Potential applications of the findings to medical research.

  • Animal behaviour: Mongoose traditions.
    E. M. // Nature; 6/10/2010, Vol. 465 Issue 7299, p668 

    An abstract of the study by Corsin Müller and Michael Cant on the behaviour of mongoose (Mungos mungo) is presented.

  • Forecasts: Fiction.
    E. M. // Publishers Weekly; 7/17/1995, Vol. 242 Issue 29, p224 

    Reviews the book `Dance of the Mongoose,' by T.J. Phillips.

  • Segmental concatenation of individual signatures and context cues in banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) close calls.
    Jansen, David AWAM; Cant, Michael A.; Manser, Marta B. // BMC Biology; 2012, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p97 

    Background: All animals are anatomically constrained in the number of discrete call types they can produce. Recent studies suggest that by combining existing calls into meaningful sequences, animals can increase the information content of their vocal repertoire despite these constraints....

  • The effects of refuse-feeding on home-range use, group size, and intergroup encounters in the banded mongoose.
    Gilchrist, Jason S.; Otali, Emily // Canadian Journal of Zoology; Oct2002, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p1795 

    Investigates the effects of refuse-feeding at garbage dumps on banded mongoose groups in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. Collection of data from refuse and nonrefuse-feeding groups; Location of the refuse groups using radiotelemetry and home-range size and use; Analysis of intergroup...

  • Black mongoose (Galerella nigrata) home range and social behaviour affected by abundant food at an antelope carcass.
    Rathbun, Galen B.; Cowley, Tristan; Zapke, Otto // African Zoology; Apr2005, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p154 

    The rupicolous black mongoose (Galerella nigrata) is endemic to southwestern Africa. Because virtually nothing is known about its behavioural ecology we radio- tracked an adult male that we accidentally captured in the foothills of the Erongo Mountains of Namihia from May to July 2003. During...

  • MONGOOSE TEOCALI ELITE.
    Hinchliffe, Steven // Mountain Biking Australia; 2009, p74 

    The article evaluates the Teocali Elite bicycle from Mongoose.

  • CYSTACANTHS OF ONCICOLA VENEZUELENSIS (ACANTHOCEPHALA: OLIGACANTHORHYNCHIDAE) IN CARIBBEAN TERMITES AND VARIOUS PARATENIC HOSTS IN THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.
    Nickol, Brent B.; Fuller, Claire A.; Rock, Philip // Journal of Parasitology; Jun2006, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p539 

    The article discusses the discovery of Cystacanths of Oncicola venezuelensis or Acanthocephala in the hemocoel of Caribbean termites on St. Thomas and St. John islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Cystacanths were present in subcutaneous nodules of lizards, in the greater omentum of small Indian...

  • Mongooses who can, teach.
    Coghlan, Andy // New Scientist; 7/17/2010, Vol. 207 Issue 2769, p01 

    The article discusses research by scientists Corsin Müller and Michael Cant on animal learning by imitation, noting research on mongoose pups and how they learn to break open bird eggs.

  • GHOSTWATCH.
    MURDIE, ALAN // Fortean Times; Jun2014, Vol. 315, p18 

    The article discusses the highlights of a symposium held in London, England on April 10, 2014 devoted to one of the strangest poltergeist stories on record, the case of Gef the Talking Mongoose which occurred on the Isle of Man in the 1930s. The audience heard papers offering a variety of...

  • The Crucians are Coming!
    Miranda-Castro, Leopoldo; Lombard, Claudia // Endangered Species Update; Oct-Dec2005, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p4 

    The article provides information on one of the world's most endangered reptiles, the Ameiva polops or commonly known as the Saint Croix ground lizard in the U.S. Habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and the introduction of a mammalian predator, Herpestes auropunctatus or Indian mongoose, are the...

  • HOW THE MOLE AND MONGOOSE GOT THEIR NAMES: SANSKRIT AKH�- AND NAKUL�-.
    Katz, Joshua T. // Journal of the American Oriental Society; Apr-Jun2002, Vol. 122 Issue 2, p296 

    Examines the etymology of the Sanskrit words for mole and mongoose. Proposals for the origin of the words in the scholarly literature; Evidence of the link between badgers and moles; Principal Sanskrit name for mongoose.

  • Keeping track with a Mongoose.
    Katz, Joshua T. // New Zealand Company Vehicle & Executive Cars; Aug2010, p62 

    The article evaluates the in-vehicle VT401 global positioning system (GPS) tracking device from Mongoose.

  • More Unwelcome Guests.
    Katz, Joshua T. // Scholastic News -- Edition 4; 4/1/2013, Vol. 75 Issue 20, p5 

    The article focuses on three of the largest invasive species in the U.S. Asian carp were brought to the U.S. from China so that they could eat algae from ponds and fish farms. Mongooses which were brought to Hawaii in the 1880s, almost caused the extinction of nene, Hawaii's state bird. Burmese...

  • Isolation of Lagos Bat Virus from Water Mongoose.
    Markotter, Wanda; Kuzmin, Ivan; Rupprecht, Charles E.; Randles, Jenny; Sabeta, Claude T.; Wandeler, Alexander I.; Nel, Louis H. // Emerging Infectious Diseases; Dec2006, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p1913 

    A genotype 2 lyssavirus, Lagos bat virus (LBV), was isolated from a terrestrial wildlife species (water mongoose) in August 2004 in the Durban area of the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. The virus isolate was confirmed as LBV by antigenic and genetic characterization, and the mongoose...

  • mon·goose.
    Markotter, Wanda; Kuzmin, Ivan; Rupprecht, Charles E.; Randles, Jenny; Sabeta, Claude T.; Wandeler, Alexander I.; Nel, Louis H. // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary; 2009, p228 

    A definition of the term "mongoose" is presented. It refers to any of various mammals of Asia and Africa that resemble weasels and are noted for their ability to kill poisonous snakes such as cobras.

  • Mongooses on the move: an apparent case of interspecific cooperative vigilance between carnivores.
    Do Linh San, E.; Somers, M. J. // South African Journal of Wildlife Research; 2006, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p201 

    Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) and yellow mongooses (Cynictis penicillata) show antipredator behaviours which, at least in the former species, can take the form of cooperation between pack members. Here, we describe an apparent case of cooperative vigilance between one yellow mongoose and three...

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