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  • Poachers Use Cyanide to Massacre Over 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe

    10/21/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Peta Thornycroft, and Aislinn Laing
    Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide • Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter Poachers in Zimbabwe have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, The Telegraph has learned. The full extent of the devastation wreaked in Hwange, the country's largest national park, has been revealed by legitimate hunters who discovered what conservationists say is the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years. Pictures taken by the hunters, which...
  • Japanese zoo fails to breed two hyenas after both turned out to be male

    10/03/2014 3:25:19 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 3, 2014
    Zookeepers in Japan have abandoned a years-long attempt to have two spotted hyenas mate and reproduce as both turned out to be male. The Maruyama zoo in Sapporo, northern Japan, said in a statement this week that it was given the animals as a “male and female couple” in October 2010 from a zoo in the South Korean city of Daejon. “We have attempted to house them together for breeding many times but they often fought against each other and never engaged themselves in breeding behaviour,” the statement said.[SNIP]
  • Sometimes I Think Feministas Just Want To Be Spotted Hyenas

    09/22/2013 8:56:41 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 4 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 9/22/13 | Robert Wenzel
    Sometimes I Think Feministas Just Want To Be Spotted Hyenas From Wikipedia: The spotted hyena is the largest member of the Hyaenidae, and is further physically distinguished from other species by its vaguely bear-like build, its rounded ears, its less prominent mane, its spotted pelt, its more dual purposed dentition, its fewer nipples and the presence of a pseudo-penis in the female. It is the only mammalian species to lack an external vaginal opening.[...]Females dominate males, with even the lowest ranking females being dominant over the highest ranking males. Link to Wikipedia:
  • When People Fled Hyenas

    11/20/2002 6:43:45 PM PST · by VadeRetro · 52 replies · 1,373+ views
    ABC News ^ | By Lee Dye
    When People Fled Hyenas By Lee Dye Special to Nov. 20 — Deep inside a cave in Siberia's Altai Mountains, Christy Turner and his Russian colleagues may have found an answer to a question that has hounded him for more than three decades. As a young anthropologist, Turner spent time in Alaska's Aleutian Islands in the 1970s, working at several archaeological sites and occasionally gazing westward toward Siberia. "I thought, 'That's the place that Native Americans came from,' " he says now from his laboratory at Arizona State University in Tempe. But why, he wondered then as he still...
  • Tanzania: Hyenas Wreak Havoc in Karatu, Injure 20

    05/15/2012 5:32:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    All Africa ^ | 7 MAY 2012 | TEDDY SOI
    NEARLY 20 people were badly injured when a pack of hyenas raided Kilimamoja village in Karatu district, Arusha region and started attacking people. The Village Chairman, Mr Israeli Lulu and the local police confirmed the incident, adding that it has not yet been established where the wild animals came from before wreaking havoc in the area. The hyena attacks, according to Mr Lulu, was first reported last Friday night and continued over the weekend despite the villagers dispatching a team of men to hunt down the beasts. The in-charge of the Karatu District Hospital, Dr Daniel Simpa said he received...
  • The Lion Raised Who Was Raised to Imitate Hyenas (A Fairy Tale For Today)

    02/08/2011 6:28:06 AM PST · by OneVike · 11 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 2/8/11 | Toby
    Once upon a time there was a young lion who had been separated from his father at a very young age. Having no role model to show him the ways of a true lion pride, he was lost. Eventually, a surrogate father stepped in to guide the young lion. This older, worldly lion taught the lion cub to imitate the hyenas that live off the fruits of other's labor and use any means necessary to obtain whatever they want. Under the tutelage of his stepfather, the young lion grew to be a successful hyena. As is always the case,...
  • In Ethiopian city, 'hyena man' maintains truce between human and beast

    08/07/2010 5:25:37 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 41 replies
    VancouverSun ^ | August 5, 2010 | Kate Linthicum
    Here in this medieval city in eastern Ethiopia, the humans and the hyenas are living in peace. The truce began two centuries ago (or so the story goes) during a time of great famine. There was drought in the hills where the wildlife roamed, and hungry hyenas had sneaked into Harar and eaten people. Distressed, the town's Muslim saints convened a meeting on a nearby mountaintop. There, they devised a solution: The people would feed the hyenas porridge if the hyenas would stop their attacks. The plan worked, and a strange, symbiotic relationship was born. City leaders went on to...
  • A Nation of Hyenas

    06/04/2009 9:53:36 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 54 replies · 2,672+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 6/3/09 | By Tom Mullen
    ...Cavuto's regular panel of guests is arguably the most libertarian one can find anywhere in the "mainstream media," regularly featuring Jonathan Hoenig, Peter Schiff, and even Yaron Brook, President of the Ayn Rand Institute. That night, the auto company bailouts were again on the docket, and familiar arguments were made by Hoenig and the other panelists about why the results would be worse if the government took control of the auto industry. Cavuto's token panelist from the left2 (a female panelist whose identity I have been unable to verify), made the now also-familiar argument that "we bailed out Wall Street...
  • Caption Biden and Pelousy

    03/25/2009 7:39:49 PM PDT · by mylife · 26 replies · 887+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 3/25/09
  • Neanderthal Extinction Pieced Together

    01/27/2004 1:31:28 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 87 replies · 8,250+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 1/27/04 | Jennifer Viegas
    Jan. 27, 2004 — In a prehistoric battle for survival, Neanderthals had to compete against modern humans and were wiped off the face of the Earth, according to a new study on life in Europe from 60,000 to 25,000 years ago. The findings, compiled by 30 scientists, were based on extensive data from sediment cores, archaeological artifacts such as fossils and tools, radiometric dating, and climate models. The collected information was part of a project known as Stage 3, which refers to the time period analyzed. The number three also seems significant in terms of why the Neanderthals became extinct....