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« Respuesta #60 en: Julio 09, 2007, 07:38:47 pm »
2 Billion Chinese Mice Overrun Lake Area
By Associated Press
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BEIJING - People living in communities surrounding a large shallow lake have been overrun by field mice after floodwaters drove the rodents out of islands on the lake, state media reported Monday.

The mouse invasion began on June 23 when the Yangtze River flooded, raising the water level in central China's Dongting Lake and submerging mouse holes on lake islands, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Now, an estimated 2 billion mice are ravaging crops in 22 counties around the lake, and authorities were rushing to construct walls and ditches to keep the rodents out. Residents have killed more than 2.3 million field mice _ or 90 tons of the rodents, Xinhua said.

In Hunan province's Yiyang County, a ditch along the lakeshore was filled with mice. Residents were using clubs and shovels to beat them to death, while others scooped the furry animals out using fishing nets.

Mice have already damaged dikes and ruined crops in areas where authorities were slow to build walls and ditches, Xinhua said.

The rodent problem was expected to worsen as more floods were forecast for the upper reaches of the Yangtze River and Dongting Lake.


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« Respuesta #61 en: Julio 09, 2007, 07:41:07 pm »
2 Billion Chinese Mice Overrun Lake Area
By Associated Press
4 hours ago

BEIJING - People living in communities surrounding a large shallow lake have been overrun by field mice after floodwaters drove the rodents out of islands on the lake, state media reported Monday.

The mouse invasion began on June 23 when the Yangtze River flooded, raising the water level in central China's Dongting Lake and submerging mouse holes on lake islands, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Now, an estimated 2 billion mice are ravaging crops in 22 counties around the lake, and authorities were rushing to construct walls and ditches to keep the rodents out. Residents have killed more than 2.3 million field mice _ or 90 tons of the rodents, Xinhua said.

In Hunan province's Yiyang County, a ditch along the lakeshore was filled with mice. Residents were using clubs and shovels to beat them to death, while others scooped the furry animals out using fishing nets.

Mice have already damaged dikes and ruined crops in areas where authorities were slow to build walls and ditches, Xinhua said.

The rodent problem was expected to worsen as more floods were forecast for the upper reaches of the Yangtze River and Dongting Lake.



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« Respuesta #62 en: Julio 16, 2007, 12:05:02 am »

http://news.uk.msn.com/lion_eating_apes.aspx

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Giant lion-eating chimps of the magic forest
Scientists have discovered a population of super-sized chimps deep in the Congolese jungle that, according to local legend, kill and devour lions.

Cleve Hicks, from the University of Amsterdam, has spent 18 months in the field watching the Bili apes. His team's most striking find came after one of his trackers heard chimps calling for several days from the same area.

When he investigated he came across a chimp feasting on a leopard. Mr Hicks cannot be certain the big cat was killed by the chimp, but the find lends credence to the apes' lion-eating reputation.

"What we have found is this completely new chimpanzee culture," said Mr Hicks.

Previously, researchers had only been able to snatch glimpses of the animals or take photos of them using camera traps. But Mr Hicks has used local knowledge to get closer to them.

"We were told of this sort of fabled land out west by one of our trackers who goes out there to fish," said Mr Hicks whose project is supported by the Wasmoeth Wildlife Foundation. "I call it the magic forest. It is a very special place."

Mr Hicks reports that he has found a very unique chimp culture. For example, unlike their cousins in other parts of the continent, the chimps often bed down for the night in nests on the ground, rather than in the trees.





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Chimps Use Caves to Beat the Heat, Scientists Find
Scott Norris
for National Geographic News

April 9, 2007
Chimpanzees in the West African nation of Senegal take shelter from the scorching heat in caves, researchers have found.

The discovery has raised chatter among primate researchers, who say it's the first known case of regular cave use by an ape species.

 


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The unusual behavior is shown by the same chimpanzees recently found to hunt small mammals using sharpened sticks.

Jill Pruetz, an anthropologist at Iowa State University, led the research team behind the new discoveries. Hers is the first long-term observational study of a savanna-dwelling chimpanzee population.

Pruetz said that when she began fieldwork in 2001, at a site known as Fongoli, local Malinke people showed her the caves and told her they were often occupied by chimpanzees during the hottest part of the year.

She was intrigued by the claim, but observing the chimpanzee behavior proved difficult.

"It took years and years for the chimpanzees to get habituated [to the researchers' presence]," Pruetz said. "As soon as we would walk anywhere close, it would scare them out of the caves."

Even with few direct observations, Pruetz's team was able to assess the extent of cave use using clues left behind on sandy cave floors: tracks, droppings, and food remains.

The research showed that cave use was concentrated at the end of the dry season in May and June.

"The behavior appears to be an adjustment to heat stress," Pruetz said.

"No one has ever before published reports of apes in caves," noted William McGrew of Cambridge University in England.

"This is one of those cases in which the apes genuinely surprise us, exceeding our expectations and imaginations."


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Pruetz's paper on cave use by the Fongoli chimpanzees will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal Primates.

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Much of what is known about wild chimpanzee behavior comes from studies conducted in forests.

But in Senegal chimpanzees occupy arid savanna habitat dominated by open grassland and sparse woodland. Chimpanzees in these areas exhibit a range of behaviors not found elsewhere.

Pruetz noted that cave use is just one of several strategies the chimpanzees use to cope with their difficult environment, where both shade and water are critical resources.

In April and May maximum temperatures in open grassland near the caves can reach 107.6 degrees Fahrenheit (42 degrees Celsius). Temperatures in the largest of the three small caves used by the chimpanzees never exceeded 84.2 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius).

Lack of a nearby water source earlier in the dry season may have prevented the caves from being used more extensively throughout the year.

Pruetz said that while her new paper is based solely on data collected at the Fongoli study site, her team has also observed cave use in other nearby chimpanzee populations.

At a place called Baniomba, she said, "[chimpanzees] seem to use caves even more than at Fongoli. But we don't yet have any systematic data."

Pruetz's graduate student Peter Stirling reported that the deeper Baniomba caves appeared to be occupied on a daily basis over a two-week period in the summer.

"It's almost like they're using the caves there as a home base," Pruetz said.

Give Me Shelter

The adaptations of savanna chimpanzees are particularly interesting to researchers because early humans are thought to have occupied similar environments.

"The finding would be notable in itself, but the implications for reconstructing the evolutionary origins of shelter in our ancestors make it even more so," said Cambridge's McGrew.

Some monkeys use caves to stay warm at night, he noted. What is intriguing about the new study is that it shows "not the nocturnal use of caves for overnight sleeping but rather [daytime use] for siestas, socializing, and picnicking. No one expected this."

University of California San Diego anthropologist Jim Moore said that while cave use may seem to be an obvious strategy for avoiding the midday sun, the behavior documented by Pruetz's team is unusual.

"Primates very often don't use available shelter, even to get out of the rain," Moore said.

"The finding opens up a whole set of questions, given that this behavior isn't seen in other regions of Africa," he continued.

"Are they right at the edge of what chimpanzees can handle in terms of temperature … or is it a cultural thing?"

Long-term studies of forest chimpanzee populations have shown that "historical and fine-scale ecological differences can result in very different cultures," Moore noted.

"There have been a number of attempts to study savanna chimpanzees," he said, "but [Pruetz's study] is the first to get enough close-up observations to start seeing things like this.

"By building up our understanding of how such environments shape [modern human relatives], we can better model our early ancestors," Moore added.



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« Respuesta #63 en: Julio 18, 2007, 10:59:19 pm »
Esto es en brisbane, que creo que queda en australia. Un espectáculo llamado "walking with dinosaurs". La verdad es que los robots están bastante logrados. Lástima que todaví­a falte mucho para conseguir un movimiento natural, y tengan que apoyarse en esas "peanas" camufladas como troncos (o que algunos sean directamente, personas).

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Re: hilo de maravillas animales del mundo
« Respuesta #64 en: Agosto 15, 2007, 02:25:45 pm »
Una batalla con una coreografí­a sorprendente, que lleva ya unos cuantos millones de vistas en youtube:

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Spoiler: mostrar
1 - Mola la aparición estelar del cocodrilo a media batalla
2 - Impresiona ver que los búfalos que huí­an... ¡Iban a buscar refuerzos para salvar a la crí­a!
3 - La crí­a de búfalo sobrevive: toma ya resiliencia.
4 - Los viajes que les meten los búfalos a las leonas son de antologí­a.


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« Respuesta #65 en: Agosto 15, 2007, 06:49:40 pm »
Exijo la dimisión del administrador por repetir contenidos.

Por cierto, en un documental de la 2, esta tarde, aparecí­an un tipo de monos que se habí­an visto desplazados poco a poco hacia la costa, no me he enterado de por qué, y allí­ habí­an aprendido no sólo a comer cangrejos, que es una fuente de alimentación casi infinita, para su potra... sino, además, a limpiarlos antes en agua dulce.

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« Respuesta #66 en: Agosto 15, 2007, 07:04:07 pm »
Exijo la dimisión del administrador por repetir contenidos.

¿Cómo iba a saberlo? Estaba hundido en las profundidades de... Bueno, vale, estaba en la página anterior. Pero sigue siendo un ví­deo impresionante...

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« Respuesta #67 en: Agosto 17, 2007, 11:35:42 pm »
Spoiler: mostrar
1 - Mola la aparición estelar del cocodrilo a media batalla
2 - Impresiona ver que los búfalos que huí­an... ¡Iban a buscar refuerzos para salvar a la crí­a!
3 - La crí­a de búfalo sobrevive: toma ya resiliencia.
4 - Los viajes que les meten los búfalos a las leonas son de antologí­a.

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2 - Los búfalos que huí­an no iban a buscar refuerzos; probablemente fue la manada entera la que salió en estampida al divisar a los leones. Fue la tardanza de los leones en finalizar a la crí­a la que les dio el tiempo suficiente para reorganizarse (sin ni siquiera tener ese propósito) y acudir ante los lamentos de la crí­a.

3 - Ya, ¿has visto este otro ví­deo?:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/r8ZHJZFIAAg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/r8ZHJZFIAAg</a>4 - El talento asesino de los leones es bastante sospechoso. Un tigre macho adulto ensaya en solitario con razonable éxito la caza de búfalo indio, mientras que los leones necesitan la unión de varios miembros para derribar al búfalo cafre, de menor tamaño que su pariente indio. Algo similar ocurre con la forma de relacionarse con los elefantes. Los tigres no toleran al elefante indio y se han documentado numerosos casos de ataques de tigres a elefantes indios adultos; por el contrario los leones no osarán acercarse siquiera a un ejemplar adulto africano. Bien es cierto que el tamaño del elefante africano es algo mayor que el del indio.

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« Respuesta #68 en: Agosto 18, 2007, 10:58:32 am »
Hombre, bastante más grande, alguna tonelada de más hay ahí­, que no es baladí­ cuando te arrean un golpe con la extensión muscular y napial de semejante mole.

Y el búfalo africano no sé si será más pequeño que el indio, eso no lo pongo en duda, pero recuerda que es el animal salvaje más peligroso para el hombre de ese continente, muy por encima de todos estos carní­voros enormes. Quicir, que gasta una mala baba más que a tener en cuenta. Pero claro, es más jodido hacer pelí­culas y documentales del búfalo matahombres. Hasta las abejas matan más.

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« Respuesta #69 en: Agosto 31, 2007, 03:52:44 pm »


A web crawling with millions of spiders is growing across several acres of a state park 50 miles east of Dallas, inspiring both wonder and revulsion.

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By GRETEL C. KOVACH
Published: August 31, 2007
WILLS POINT, Tex., Aug. 29 — Most spiders are solitary creatures. So the discovery of a vast web crawling with millions of spiders that is spreading across several acres of a North Texas park is causing a stir among scientists, and park visitors.

Sheets of web have encased several mature oak trees and are thick enough in places to block out the sun along a nature trail at Lake Tawakoni State Park, near this town about 50 miles east of Dallas.

The gossamer strands, slowly overtaking a lakefront peninsula, emit a fetid odor, perhaps from the dead insects entwined in the silk. The web whines with the sound of countless mosquitoes and flies trapped in its folds.

Allen Dean, a spider expert at Texas A&M University, has seen a lot of webs, but even he described this one as “rather spooky, kind of like Halloween.”

Mr. Dean and several other scientists said they had never seen a web of this size outside of the tropics, where the relatively few species of “social” spiders that build communal webs are most active.

Norman Horner, emeritus professor of biology at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Tex., was one of a number of spider experts to whom a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologist sent online photos of the web. “It is amazing, absolutely amazing,” said Dr. Horner, who at first thought it an e-mail hoax.

The web may be a combined effort of social cobweb spiders. But their large communal webs generally take years to build, experts say, and this web was formed in just a few months.

Or it could be a striking example of what is known as ballooning, in which lightweight spiders throw out silk filaments to ride the air currents. Five years ago, in just that way, a mass dispersal of millions of tiny spiders covered 60 acres of clover field in British Columbia with thick webbing.

Mike Quinn, the state biologist who distributed the online photos, and who runs a Web site about Texas invertebrates, plans to drive to the park from Central Texas on Friday in an effort to get some answers by collecting samples.

Record-breaking rains that flooded Texas earlier this summer inspired outbreaks of crickets and “webworms,” the caterpillar larvae of the white moth. Mr. Quinn said the rains might have something to do with the web, too.

“You’d have to get a lot of spiders together and feed them a whole lot of food to make a web that big,” he said.

Whatever caused the vast web, the sight of it has inspired both awe and revulsion.

“It’s beautiful,” said the park’s superintendent, Donna Garde.

Freddie Gowin disagrees. It was Mr. Gowin, a maintenance worker at the park, who discovered the web this month when, taking advantage of some of the first dry weather, he mowed the area around the nature trail.

“I don’t think there’s anything pretty about it,” he said, though “it’s certainly unusual.”

When Mr. Gowin drives the power mower through the area, webbing wraps across his bare face, causing him to slap at spiders, real or imagined, crawling on his skin.

The park’s staff says that while the web has killed some leaves, it should not hurt the trees.

The spiders are “spreading out for sure,” Mr. Gowin said, pointing out cedars that appeared to have a dusting of snow. “They’re going to take over this whole point.”

The staff expects the web to last until colder weather this fall, when the spiders begin dying off.

For now the concern is to defend this marvel from teenagers who might take a stick and knock it all down, or little boys wanting to push their little sisters into it.
“We’ll try to protect it, with what little staff we have,” said Ms. Garde, the superintendent. “I’ll use the web-of-life analogy. If you break one part of the web, it affects us all.”

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« Respuesta #70 en: Septiembre 21, 2007, 08:28:56 pm »
En escocia, una gaviota se dedica a robar bolsas de doritos de una tienda. La gaviota espera a que no haya compradores y la dependienta esté detrás de la cortina, entra, coge la bolsa (Siempre la misma marca) y se marcha con ella. Luego la abre en la calle y se zampa los doritos.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/north_east/6907994.stm





en la noticia original hay un video de la puta gaviota robando

Seagull becomes crisp shoplifter 
 
The seagull has been nicknamed Sam by locals


Shoplifting seagull 
A seagull has turned shoplifter by wandering into a shop and helping itself to crisps.
The bird walks into the RS McColl newsagents in Aberdeen when the door is open and makes off with cheese Doritos.

The seagull, nicknamed Sam, has now become so popular that locals have started paying for his crisps.

Shop assistant Sriaram Nagarajan said: "Everyone is amazed by the seagull. For some reason he only takes that one particular kind of crisps."

The bird first swooped in Aberdeen's Castlegate earlier this month and made off with the 55p crisps, and is now a regular.

Once outside, the crisps are ripped open and the seagull is joined by other birds.

'Fine art'

Mr Nagarajan said: "He's got it down to a fine art. He waits until there are no customers around and I'm standing behind the till, then he raids the place.

"At first I didn't believe a seagull was capable of stealing crisps. But I saw it with my own eyes and I was surprised. He's very good at it.

 
The seagull takes the crisps outside and eats them

"He's becoming a bit of a celebrity. Seagulls are usually not that popular but Sam is a star because he's so funny."

A spokesman for RSPB Scotland said: "I've never heard of anything like this before.

"Perhaps it tried some crisps in a shiny packet in the street, and was just opportunistic one day at the shop when it saw what was inside.

"As everyone knows, gulls can be very quick and fearless, and clearly this one is no exception."

He added: "We'd discourage people from feeding gulls though, as gulls in towns generate lots of complaints every year, and the availability of food is the only reason they live in urban settings."
 

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« Respuesta #71 en: Septiembre 28, 2007, 03:39:51 pm »
De anfrix.com, un pájaro que imita el obturador de una cámara, la alarma de un coche y el sonido de una motosierra, está hecho un artista:

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« Respuesta #72 en: Octubre 19, 2007, 08:10:47 am »
De fogonazos.blogspot.com, el mono buceador:

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"Algunas comunidades de macacos de Indonesia han desarrollado una extraña habilidad para nadar y bucear bajo el agua. Cada dí­a, los monos se arrojan sobre una charca y rastrean el fondo en busca de la fruta caí­da de los árboles. Como veréis en este ví­deo, algunos de los macacos más jóvenes han perfeccionado tanto la técnica que son capaces de permanecer bajo el agua durante más de 30 segundos y bucear con cierta elegancia. Y lo mejor es que parecen hacerlo por pura diversión."
Pelazo nivel príncipe Harry.

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« Respuesta #73 en: Noviembre 15, 2007, 09:57:25 pm »
Los monos en el agua, y los peces en los árboles.
Aquí­ falla algo, señores:

Descubren un pez tropical que puede vivir varios meses fuera del agua

Un pez tropical que vive en manglares, en distintos lugares de América, puede sobrevivir varios meses fuera del agua, de manera similar a como los animales se adaptaron a la tierra hace millones de años.

Según un reciente estudio, que publicará The American Naturalist a comienzos del 2008, el almirante de manglar, un tipo pequeño de pez tropical, busca refugio en el agua estancada dentro de caparazones de cangrejos, de cáscaras de coco o de latas de cerveza, en pantanos tropicales de Belice, Estados Unidos y Brasil.
Se esconde dentro de cáscaras de coco

Pero cuando su hábitat se seca, pueden vivir dentro de los troncos de los árboles, dijo Scott Taylor, investigador del Programa Brevar County de Especies en Peligro de Extinción, de Florida.

El pez, cuyo nombre cientí­fico es Rivulus marmoratus, puede crecer hasta 17.6 centí­metros y vive en los árboles alimentándose de insectos y respirando aire a través de su piel, en lugar de sus branquias, hasta que puedan encontrar agua otra vez.

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Re: hilo de maravillas animales del mundo
« Respuesta #74 en: Noviembre 29, 2007, 12:37:24 pm »
No sé si estará colgado en este hilo el siguiente video. Es una maravilla.

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