Extractions: Under this Act animals that are listed (see below) can not be kept by anyone unless they hold a licence which is granted by a local authority. A charge can be made for the licence. This Act does NOT cover circuses, licensed pet shops, premises registered under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 or zoos. The local authority can only grant a licence if it satisfied that : There is no public safety, public nuisance or other reason why such a licence should not be given The applicant for the licence is over 18 years of age, and is a suitable person to hold the licence The animal will be kept in secure accommodation so that it cannot escape The accommodation provides the animal(s) with sufficient space for exercise, and provides suitable ventilation, temperature, lighting, drainage and is clean. There have to be satisfactory precautions in case of a fire. A local Fire Officer can be asked to inspect the premises by the local authority Adequate precautions must be taken to prevent and control infectious diseases The applicant must be the legal owner of the animal.
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Extractions: Santiago, Chile Preliminary lab analysis and opposing views from different veterinarians regarding the discovery of the alleged humanoid being have generated controversy and debate not only in Chile, but also throughout Latin America and in Europe. Ever since Mega News Network of Chile first reported the story of the 3-inch long creature found near Concepcion by family members during an outdoors trip, numerous speculations, rumors, and theories about the origins of that creature have begun to spread. The opinions from different veterinarians and health specialists in Chile are sharply divided, some point out that the alleged humanoid creature is nothing more than part of the local wild life, mentioning the possibility that it is a wild cat, or perhaps a so-called monito de monte or mouse opossum (Dromiciops Gliroides), which is a marsupial commonly found in Chile and Argentina. Other health specialists assure that the creature does not fit the descriptions of any local animal. Doctor Mario Dussuel conducted a preliminary analysis on the tiny carcass. According to Dussuel, the 3-inch long carcass indicates that is neither a fetus, nor the remains a feline. "I took a good look
Probert Encyclopaedia: Nature (Ma-Mh) MARSH MARIGOLD. The marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) is a European wild flowerof the family Ranunculaceae found in wet places. marsupials. See marsupial . http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/B6A.HTM
Extractions: Browse: General Information Actors People Gazetteer ... Dictionary MA HUANG See " Ephedra MAARA SHELL A Maara shell is a large, pearly , spiral, marine shell found in the Pacific , of the animal Turbo margaritaceus. They are often used as ornaments. MABA Maba is a genus of tropical evergreen trees and shrubs belonging to the family Ebenaceae . They usually bear dioecious flowers, more or less campanulate in form. MABOLO The mabolo ( Diospyros discolour) is a kind of persimmon tree originally from the Philippine Islands, and introduced into the East Indies and West Indies. It bears an edible fruit as large as a quince MACACA SYLVANUS See " Barbary Ape MACACUS Macacus is a genus of monkeys , found in Asia and the East Indies. They have short tails and prominent eyebrows. MACADAMIA Macadamia is a genus of Australian evergreen trees of the family Proteaceae . Some of the species yield edible nuts known as Macadamia nuts. MACAVAHU The Macavahu or collared teetee (Callithrix torquatus), is a small monkey found in Brazil MACAW Macaw is the popular name for any parrot of the genus Sittace, or Macrocercus. There are about eighteen species known, all of them American. They are large
Full List Of ARAZPA Publications 1998) This manual provides an account of the early development of marsupials foruse 1998) The longterm future of Leadbeater's Possum in the wild in uncertain http://www.arazpa.org.au/Publications_Full_List.htm
Extractions: Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria Full List of ARAZPA Publications Home Search Order Now The complete list of ARAZPA Publications is below. There are some 16 publications available for sale. To make a purchase just select the "Order Now" button and submit the on-line order form. The prices listed are in Australian dollars and do not include GST (payable by Australian residents only). MEMBER DISCOUNT ARAZPA Members receive a 20% Discount off all ARAZPA Publications! Regional Census and Plan Manuals Regional Census and Plan Regional Census and Plan 2002
Australia's Forest Marsupials to field surveys of Leadbeaters possum and other species of arboreal marsupials. Thesemicrochips are widely used in domestic and wild animals for http://www.earthwatch.org/expeditions/lindenmayer_02/theproject.html
Extractions: Each Earthwatch briefing gives you, as a lay person, the rare opportunity to get behind the scenes of the scientific process by letting you read the scientists original research proposal. Keep in mind that this is a document written by the scientist for other experts to review, so some of the language and concepts may seem daunting. We include it so that you can get every last detail of the research and logistics, and also so you can see the scientific rigor we require of the scientists we support. Remember that you dont have to have any special knowledge or skills to participate on an Earthwatch project, and be assured that conversation in the field is lively, friendly, and informal. This project is one of the first landscape-scale forest monitoring programs in the world (Noss and Cooperrider, 1994; Lindenmayer, 1999). The project has been carefully designed with assistance from the Statistical Consulting Unit at The Australian National University, Canberra. The data derived are proving to be critical for: (1) assessing the status of remaining populations of the species, and, (2) the appraisal of the efficacy of recovery strategies for the species. Thus, the long-term conservation of Leadbeater's Possum will be dependent on the outcomes of this project.
Extractions: Raise Risk of Disease, Injury The ultimate gift giver may have endeared himself to his true love with swans, calling birds, French hens, turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree, but experts at the Texas Department of Health (TDH) say such living presents can be a problem. "Buying or giving exotic pets such as monkeys, hedgehogs, prairie dogs, reptiles or other wildlife potentially can be dangerous to both humans and the animals themselves," said veterinarian Jane Mahlow, director of the TDH Zoonosis Control Division. These unusual animals can bring with them dangerous, sometimes deadly diseases. African pigmy hedgehogs and reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles and iguanas, for instance, carry strains of Salmonella bacteria in their intestines. Salmonella bacteria do not make the animal sick but in people can cause serious cases of severe diarrhea, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps or even death, especially in young children, the elderly and those with immune-compromised systems. A person does not have to have direct contact with the reptile but can get the bacteria from another person who handles the reptile or household surfaces the animal may have touched. "Everyone who touches the reptile or its cage should always wash their hands afterward," Mahlow said. "Also, the kitchen sink is no place to bathe reptiles or to wash their dishes, cage or aquarium." Reptiles should not be loose to roam around the house, especially if young children are in the home.
King County Library System for older students to Metatherian mammals, also known as marsupials, which are an providesfor the care and treatment of injured and orphaned wild opossums for http://www.kcls.org/hh/marsupials.cfm
Wild Scenes Newsletter information. Click here to email the wild Scenes Office. Blue region.These marsupials have not been studies much in the region. As http://wildscenes.com.au/news/news.htm
Extractions: Welcome to this edition of the Wild Scenes e-newsletter. In this e-newsletter we have some news on our upcoming expedition to Northern Territory and what we are planing over the next 12-24 months. If you know anyone that might be interested in this newsletter please send it along to them. Expedition NT 2001
Extractions: Wild Scenes Exploring Australia Koala Sightings are needed for a Koala Survey in the Lower Blue Mountains to find out more click here Home About Wild Scenes ComWiSe ... Links Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Petrogale penicilliata The Brush-Tailed Rock-Wallaby is a threatened species in Australia. The main threat to these wonderful marsupials is the cat and fox. Some have recently been seen in the Blue Mountains region near Sydney. If you have seen one in the wild please let us know. These wallabies can virtually run up the side of gorges and like rocky outcrops on top of hills to live in. Join our Electronic Newsletter Enter Your E-mail Find A Challenge and Adventure Most of out trips have a goal. This may be to find a specific threatened species or possibly to find the importance of a region to a threatened species. Whatever the goal, all Expeditioners work as a team to get the results. However fun, adventure and safety are always of greatest importance. Send mail to Miroslav Belik with questions or comments about this web site.
WILD TEXAS Fact Sheet Home Page This group includes Monotremes duckbilled platypus, echidnas, marsupials - opossums,kangaroos, and Placentals - most other mammals Plants are multicellular http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/factsheets/
Extractions: How would you spend your final hours if the world were ending tonight? Sex? Violence? Family? Happy Days reruns? If my activities over the past 12 hours are any indication, I'd probably be reading online movie reviews and looking for old Nintendo games. The Web is not my friend. Not even close. This might seem like an odd thing for me to say, being a Web designer and all, but it's really not. You think coal miners like coal mines? The way I figure it, for every hour I've spent looking up sources for an English paper, I've spent 20 hours running Google searches for my name and taking quizzes that tell me what type of Mexican food I am. How the hell am I supposed to get any work done when with just a few mouse clicks I can be reading about, as I was a few minutes ago, a never-released Jerry Lewis movie called "The Day the Clown Cried?" It's about a clown (no kidding) in Auschwitz who led children to the gas chamber. That's compelling shit. Indifferent curves and the preterite tense of "hablar" don't stand a chance. And I'm certainly not the only one suffering from a cable-modem-induced malaise of the spirit. Everyone talks about how much technology is improving our productivity, but I bet we'd be on Mars right now if half of the U.S. population weren't busy downloading Excite Bike and hunting for live versions of Cyndi Lauper songs.
CM Magazine: Champions Of The Wild Series. of their supporters raise orphaned and injured Joeys and return them to the wild. Recommendedfor the study of marsupials and conservation of threatened species http://www.umanitoba.ca/cm/vol6/no19/champions.html
Extractions: Order Number: C9198 143. These two videos are similar to others in the series which have been shown on "Discovery" and "Animal Planet." Each has a brief fast-paced attention-grabbing opening followed by a number of images from the series and then the title. All of the videos place approximately equal emphasis on the preservation efforts of the "champions" and the animal itself. Live action is narrated or accompanied by natural sounds or unobtrusive background music which encourages observation. These images are varied and of excellent technical quality. The sound track is clear and well-paced. Both videos state that a long period of evolution has resulted in an animal with unique adaptations and needs. The social lives and life cycles are explained. They claim that, in 200 years of European human habitation, the animals have become threatened as a result of greed and ignorance. Information on the naturalists reveals how they came to be involved with their particular animal. They are shown engaged in conducting field studies and analyzing data using modern technology. Kangaroos features the work of Marjorie Wilson and Lynette Campbell. These women and a network of their supporters raise orphaned and injured Joeys and return them to the wild.
Wild Animals Of Outback Australia as are horses and especially domestic cats gone wild, considered the worst pest inthe bush as they tend to kill large amounts of native marsupials and birds. http://www.ozoutback.com.au/postcards/postcards_forms/animals/
Extractions: P.h.o.t.o.s . t.h.i.s . p.a.g.e Wild animals of Outback Australia Outback Northern Territory is host to a large variety of wildlife, most of it indigenous, like the large kangaroo and the saltwater crocodile: now a tourist attraction, where from the boat "Adelaide River Queen" they are fed meat and have to jump for it. The Desert Death Adder lives up to its name as one of the most poisonous on earth and there are poisonous spiders too, although the large spider on this page is harmless. When the whites started to explore the vast interior, they introduced camels, complete with Afghan camel drivers, in the late 19th century. Later released, these camels now form large herds in the Centre and are used in tourist safaris. Donkeys are sometimes seen in remote regions too, as are horses and especially domestic cats gone wild, considered the worst pest in the bush as they tend to kill large amounts of native marsupials and birds. To see a photo full size, just click on it;
Wild Animals Of Outback Australia: Quite Lovable wild animals of Outback Australia Quite lovable. Best known of course are kangaroosand wallabies, Australia's marsupials who keep their young in a pouch. http://www.ozoutback.com.au/postcards/postcards_forms/animals_lovable/
Extractions: P.h.o.t.o.s . t.h.i.s . p.a.g.e Wild animals of Outback Australia: Quite lovable Outback Australia is a wonderland of wildlife, most of it harmless and quite lovable. Best known of course are kangaroos and wallabies, Australia's marsupials who keep their young in a pouch. There is a large flightless bird, the emu, that emits a weird rumbling sound and in the wetlands in the north pelicans and the "Jesus Bird", so called because it seems to walk on water (but really, of course, on water lily pads). The Koala, a tree dwelling marsupial (and not a bear!) lives in the temperate regions and spends all its life in eucalyptus trees, munching its leaves. It seems cuddly, but isn't really; if annoyed may give you a nasty scratch. The large kangaroo too, can be quite a fighter when cornered. To see a photo full size, just click on it;
Extractions: Koala Although it's often called a koala bear and looks a bit like one, the koala is actually not a bear at all. It's a marsupial, or pouched mammal and has no close relatives. It comes from Australia where 'Koala' is an aboriginal word meaning 'no drink'. It's a good name because the koala gets all the moisture it needs from eucalyptus leaves. Like all marsupials, the koala's young are born small, blind and hairless. The baby crawls to its mother's pouch where it suckles and continues to grow for six months. At the end of this time the young koala climbs out onto its mother's back and she teaches it how to feed. The koala spends almost all its time in eucalyptus trees where it chomps on the leaves, only coming down to move to another tree or grab a mouthful of dirt which helps to digest its leafy lunch. Eucalyptus is not very nutritious so koalas have to eat up to a kilo a day. They rest for a lot of the time, to conserve energy. In fact, a koala spends up to three quarters of its life asleep. The koala is an amazingly fussy eater and will pick 20 leaves for every one it decides is good enough to eat. The leaves the koala eats contain strong smelling oils that seem to act as a bug repellent, keeping the animal free from parasites. Unfortunately they also make the Koala smell like very strong cough sweets!
Australian Animals - Marsupials marsupials are the first animals one thinks of when It also should show you howeasy it can be to met them people's houses, sanctuaries or even the wild. http://www.touringaustralia.de/Marsupials.php
Extractions: Home Marsupials Agile Wallaby Bennet's Wallaby ... Tylacine Marsupials are the first animals one thinks of when thinking of Australia. On this page you will find pictures of the ones I could photograph. So the list is neither representative nor important for anything - just the result of private encounters. It also should show you how easy it can be to met them people's houses, sanctuaries or even the wild. One only has to go, where the wildlife lives. Tasmania and NSW Queensland Red Centre Top End ... mail by IKO
Mooney Goes Wild and emphasises the great diversity, richness and heritage value of our wild animals egglayingmammals such as the Duck-billed Platypus, marsupials (which carry http://www.rte.ie/radio/mooneygoeswild/archive/20010225.html
Extractions: You and I are mammals. We belong to one of the 4,150 or so species of mammals alive today. Mammals are warm-blooded creatures, which have hair and feed their young on milk. Mammals are also the only animals to have a diaphragm, the muscular wall that separates the stomach and guts from the rib cage. The mammal story begins about 200 million years ago. At that time reptiles dominated the animal world. Mammals evolved from them. Reptiles can't regulate their body heat. They warm up when exposed to sunlight, and cool down when it is dark. Mammals evolved ways of generating heat internally from their food. They also developed the ability to regulate their body temperatures. This enabled them to move about freely and hunt at night. They were thus able to exploit a niche, which was difficult for reptiles. This might give the impression that mammals are more advanced and 'superior' to reptiles, but this is not the case. There is a heavy price to pay for heat regulation. You need much greater quantities of food to provide body heat. A large crocodile can go without food for up to two years without any ill effects but all mammals, except when hibernating, need an abundant food supply. The reptiles, which are alive today, are just as 'advanced' as the mammals. The first mammals were tiny mouse-like creatures. They lived beside the dinosaurs, which dominated the earth. Then fate took a hand. About 65 million years ago, global disaster struck. There are several theories as to what may have caused this. One theory suggests that a giant meteorite struck the earth and there is considerable evidence for this. A giant meteorite landed just south of the present United States forming a crater, which is now the Gulf of Mexico. Possibly, the dust and debris produced by the massive explosion carpeted the entire earth, reducing sunlight and rendering the planet cold and hostile to reptiles. At any rate, the dinosaurs perished and the 'age of reptiles' was at an end. The 'age of mammals' had dawned. If that meteorite had not arrived, we might now be intelligent reptiles!
Mooney Goes Wild World wild Programme 5 The Grey Seal World wild is a new sixpart Displays includean impressive collection of the primates and marsupials, the Indian elephant http://www.rte.ie/radio/mooneygoeswild/archive/20010701.html
Extractions: Last Wednesday, the attempt to re-introduce one of Ireland's lost eagle species ended in success, when six young Golden Eagles were re-introduced into the Glenveigh National Park in Donegal. Mooney Goes Wild regular Dr. Richard Collins has been travelling with the Golden Eagle re-introduction team, which was collecting young eagles from eyries in Scotland. John Marsh and Lorcan O'Toole of the Irish Raptor Study Group are licensed to take the young birds to Ireland, and have been assisted by Scottish eagle experts. This season has been a very bad one for Golden Eagles in Scotland and the numbers breeding successfully are especially low this year. Birds can be taken only from eyries in which there are two surviving chicks. Eagles can lay either one or two eggs. The eggs are laid three or four days apart and incubation begins with the first egg. The second eggs hatches some days after the first and the second chick is always smaller and weaker then its sibling. It is unusual for the second bird to survive and it is far more likely to be killed and eaten by the older one, a phenomenon known as the 'Cain and Able Syndrome'. So, fewer than one in five eyries will have two chicks. With so few nests this year, the team has to travel the length and breadth of the highlands to obtain birds. Although based at Inverness on the east coast, there have been visits to Wester Ross and other west coast locations and up into the Central Highlands. The long daylight length helps. This is particularly pronounced in the north of Scotland. The team can stay on the mountains until after ten at night. There is even some light at midnight!