First ‘living fossil’ born on New Zealand mainland in 200 years

Wellington, March 20 (DPA The first tuatara reptile, a living fossil descendant of the dinosaurs, was born on mainland New Zealand after 200 years, it was reported on Friday.

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Beware of flea medications it could be dangerous for your pet

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fleaAvoid over the counter flea medications for your pet cat, dogs and other, besides saving money it may just kill you pets.

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laws to protect dogs from exploitation and suffering: Beware puppy mill owners

save-me-plsAnti-cruelty bill is all set to thwart the puppy mill industry. The Indiana House of Representatives has recently passed House Bill 1468, an anti-cruelty bill. State Reps. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, and Jackie Walorski, R-Lakeville, introduced the new legislation with Reps. Trent Van Haaften, D-Mount Vernon, and Gerald Torr, R-Carmel, as co-sponsors.

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Obamas settle on Portuguese water dog for First Pet

portuguese_water_dogWASHINGTON - Malia and Sasha Obama can celebrate: their highly publicised longing for a dog is set to be satisfied soon.

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Former White House cat, Socks, put to sleep

WASHINGTON - Socks, the famous first pet of the Clinton White House, has been put to sleep after several months of cancer treatment.

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Tail-ing lizards can be frustrating experience for predators

WASHINGTON - Ever tried cornering a lizard, you’ll know they can easily give you the slip by detaching their tails and scampering to safety.

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Asiatic turtle migrated to America over a tropical Arctic

TORONTO - Fossils of a tropical fresh water Asian turtle that surfaced in Arctic Canada suggest they migrated to North America not around Alaska but directly across a freshwater sea floating atop the warm, salty Arctic Ocean.

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Serotonin genetic variation makes macaque monkeys, humans play safe

WASHINGTON - A genetic variation in serotonin, a brain chemical, influences social behaviour of rhesus macaque monkeys, making them avoid risks or just play safe, a new study says.

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Vets warn of dubious websites duping pet lovers

WASHINGTON - Vets have warned potential pet owners not to be tricked into buying prized pedigrees promised by websites, or they would find themselves duped of hundreds of dollars.

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To understand dolphins, scientists turn their language into pictures

WASHINGTON - Researchers have turned into images the sounds that dolphins make in water, bringing humans closer to deciphering their language.

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