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  1. Public Knowledge of, and Attitudes to, Frogs in Colombia

    Contributor(s):: Jimenez, Juliana Nates, Lindemann-Matthies, Petra

    People's response to the decline of biodiversity and their support for conservation measures depends on their knowledge of biodiversity and their attitudes to local species. This study is one of the first to investigate public knowledge of, and attitudes to, frogs in South America. We chose two...

  2. Impact of tank background on the welfare of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis (Daudin)

    Contributor(s):: Holmes, Andrew M., Emmans, Christopher J., Jones, Niall, Coleman, Robert, Smith, Tessa E., Hosie, Charlotte A.

    The captive environment of a laboratory animal can profoundly influence its welfare and the scientific validity of research produced. The African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) is a common model organism, however current husbandry guidelines lack supporting quantitative evidence. The visual...

  3. Leg Up Therapeutic Riding Center

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    A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Pulaski, Tennessee. It is our mission to enrich the lives of those with life challenges through equine-assisted activities. With this goal in mind we have been serving the communities of northern Alabama and middle Tennessee since 2007. We are...

  4. Moving With Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Dylan Kaarlsen

    When you go new places® every member of your family should be at ease. Cats, dogs and other animals are especially sensitive to moving. The secret to pet relocation is planning. Follow these pointers and ask your Atlas Agent if you have questions. This guide will help prepare you to move...

  5. ExNOTic: Should We Be Keeping Exotic Pets?

    | Contributor(s):: Rachel A Grant, V Tamara Montrose, Alison P Wills

    There has been a recent trend towards keeping non-traditional companion animals, also known as exotic pets. These pets include parrots, reptiles, amphibians and rabbits, as well as small species of rodent such as degus and guinea pigs. Many of these exotic pet species are not domesticated, and...

  6. Pet Behaviour Science | Open Access Journal

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    | Contributor(s):: David Menor

    Pet Behaviour Science is a new open access journal, which publishes original papers relating to all aspects of the behaviour of pets, including their relationships with humans. As a multidisciplinary journal, Pet Behaviour Science welcomes submissions from the arts and humanities, behavioural and...

  7. Public knowledge and perception of toads and frogs in three areas of subtropical Southeast China

    | Contributor(s):: Jimenez, J. N., Lindemann-Matthies, P.

    This study investigated people's perceptions and knowledge of toads and frogs in three areas of Southeast China: rural Gutian Shan, semi-rural Xin Gan Shan, and the city of Quzhou. In 2010, 672 randomly selected laypersons (between eight and 80 years old) were interviewed with the help of a...

  8. Frog Swarms: Earthquake Precursors or False Alarms?

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    | Contributor(s):: Rachel A. Grant, Hilary Conlan

    In short-term earthquake risk forecasting, the avoidance of false alarms is of utmost importance to preclude the possibility of unnecessary panic among populations in seismic hazard areas. Unusual animal behaviour prior to earthquakes has been reported for millennia but has rarely been...

  9. Pleeease mommy, can I have one?

    | Contributor(s):: Pfaff, Leslie Garisto

  10. Barriers to Live Animal Handling Training for Zoo Volunteers

    | Contributor(s):: Susanne C. Tygielski

    Zoos and museums utilize docents, or volunteer educators, to help educate and entertain visitors through live animal demonstrations. Preparing volunteers to handle live animals is complex because volunteers must learn animal handling techniques, emergency protocols, interpretive material, be able...

  11. Human-Animal Interaction Research Initiative (HAIRI)

    HAIRI uses an interdisciplinary approach to understand and promote the health and well-being of both human and non-human animals in symbiotic relationships through research, education, and outreach. We envision HAIRI as a leading authority in human-animal interactions, advancing mutualistic...

  12. Animals and Us

    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    Animals and Us focuses on the psychology and ethics of our relationships with members of other species.

  13. Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relationships (ISHAR)

    Canisius College affirms its strong commitment to the advancement of ethical thought as it pertains to mankind’s relationship with nature and the other species with which we share the planet.  The Canisius College Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relationships (ISHAR) is at the...

  14. Environmental enrichment for dendrobatid frogs

    | Contributor(s):: Hurme, K., Gonzalez, K., Halvorsen, M., Foster, B., Moore, D., Chepko-Sade, B. D.

    The Central Park Zoo, one of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Living Institutions in New York, recently renovated an exhibit for dart-poison frogs. Staff developed a new hollow coconut insect feeder in conjunction with this project. When the exhibit change, coconut feeder, and other...

  15. Methodologies for the care, maintenance, and breeding of tropical poison frogs

    | Contributor(s):: McRobert, S. P.

    The Biodiversity Laboratories at Saint Joseph's University house more than 100 exotic and endangered animal species - including insects, fish, amphibians, and reptiles. Research in the laboratories is devoted, primarily, to understanding the genetic and ecological bases of animal behavior. In...

  16. Chicken Embryos, Headless Frogs, and the Victorian Human–Animal Divide: Samuel Butler's Animal Epistemology

    | Contributor(s):: Feuerstein, Anna

  17. Our Duties to Endangered Species

    | Contributor(s):: Holmes Rolston III

    Few persons doubt that we have obligations concerning endangered species, because persons are helped or hurt by the condition of their environment, which includes a wealth of wild species, currently under alarming threat of extinction. Whether humans have duties directly to endangered species is...

  18. Human and Wildlife Conflicts

    | Contributor(s):: Larry Clark

    The National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) is the research arm of the USDA's Wildlife Services program. The NWRC is charged with developing methods to resolve conflicts between humans and wildlife, spanning the areas of agriculture and natural resource protection, invasive species, wildlife...

  19. A natural history study of Bufo a. americanus, the eastern American toad, and the phenology of spring breeders in southwest West Virginia

    | Contributor(s):: Tomi Maria Bergstrom

    Natural history traits have not been thoroughly collected and analyzed on the ―common hoptoad, Bufo a. americanus (eastern American toad) in West Virginia. Updating natural history information is important to understand the present population status (Jackson, 2001). I chose to have two study...

  20. Emergency procedures in the field: a report of wound treatment and fast healing in the giant ditch frog (Leptodactylus fallax)

    | Contributor(s):: Rosa, G. M., Fernandez-Loras, A.