domesticated animals

Ancient Mayans first domesticated turkey


August 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Turkey, one of the most widely consumed birds worldwide, was domesticated by the ancient Mayans, more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed.The discovery of ... Read more...

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A sheep farm vs Kashmir’s dwindling Hanguls (With Images)


February 28th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Dachigam National Park (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 28 (IANS) It is Kashmir's pride, but its numbers have been dwindling rapidly over the years and stands at just over 200. Besides ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Barking dogs attract leopards from wild


October 10th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 10 (IANS) The elusive, shy leopard avoids humans but has a special affinity for dogs. The reason? The dog is an easy prey and the feline relishes its ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Probe ordered in Chhattisgarh tigress lynching


September 28th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 28 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Wednesday ordered a probe into the lynching of a tigress by a mob in Rajnandgaon district, a statement said."Singh held a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mob kills tigress as officials watch


September 25th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 25 (IANS) As officials watched in horror, a 10,000-mob lynched a tigress trapped in a net in Chhattisgarh with sticks and stones and then took out a 'victory ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cow herd tramples elderly woman to death


September 2nd, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) A herd of cows trampled to death an elderly woman who was passing through a field with her dog, just yards from her home.Police believe the ... Read more...

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Scientists say that saving bats could prevent farming losses


April 1st, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have put the value of the benefits of bats to the US farming industry at $22.9 billion every year.Unfortunately the bats are now dying in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Enhanced penalties mooted for cruelty against animals


February 17th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In order to check animal abuse in the country, the environment ministry has called for higher penalties for cruelty against animals in its proposed draft Animal Welfare ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Livestock boom worsening epidemics risks globally


February 14th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 14 (IANS) The increasing numbers of domestic livestock are encouraging animal epidemics worldwide. The problem is particularly acute in developing countries, where livestock diseases present a growing threat ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

200,000 animals dead in Pakistan floods: FAO


August 20th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Over 200,000 domesticated animals have died in the floods in Pakistan, and poultry in many areas have been completely wiped out, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Caring for pets shaped human evolution: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 10:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Dogs, cats, cows and other domesticated animals may have been vital to human evolution, a new theory suggests.The uniquely human habit of taking in and employing animals ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Proposed Cat Leash Law Draws Angry Response From Barre Citizens


June 18th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Barre, Vermont, June 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A city law that requires cats to be kept on leashes has sparked angry reactions from the citizens. Barre residents are up in arms ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Massachusetts And Illinois Pet Tax Levied As April Fool Prank


April 2nd, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Massachusetts, Apr 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As expected this April Fool's Day turned out to be one of those days when pranks were being played in every part of the world ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Small dogs originated in the Middle East: Study


March 15th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Small domestic dogs probably originated in the Middle East more than 12,000 years ago, a genetic study has found. Researchers traced the evolutionary history of the IGF1 gene, finding ... Read more...

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Small dogs may have originated in the Middle East 12,000 yrs ago


February 24th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A genetic study has found that small domestic dogs probably originated in the Middle East more than 12,000 years ago.Researchers, writing in the open access journal BMC Biology, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India begins work on inventory of marine life


January 1st, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) To study the impact of global warming on marine life in the seas around India, the government has embarked on a major project to give ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Genes that can tame wild beasts identified


June 9th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A team of German, Russian, and Swedish scientists have found genetic regions that are responsible for animal tameness.Reporting their work in the June 2009 issue of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Where do parasites go when their hosts become extinct?


June 2nd, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS) The loss of endangered species sends alarm bells ringing among conservationists, but what happens to the parasites they host? Although most people would side with the panda over the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cyclone Aila claims 18 lives in Bangladesh


May 26th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, May26 (ANI): 'Cyclone Aila' has claimed 18 lives in south-western Bangladesh. Over 500 others are reported to be missing.Four people in Bhola, three each in Khulna, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Laxmipur, one ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ancient grave proves Istanbul is 6,000 years older than previously thought


January 11th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): Archaeologists in Istanbul have discovered a grave that proves the city is 6,000 years older than they previously thought. According to a report by BBC News, the grave, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

TB found in 9,000yr-old skeletons may be the earliest disease cases


October 15th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): Detailed analyses of the bones excavated from a 9000 year-old Pre-Pottery Neolithic village, submerged off the coast of Haifa in Israel, have provided confirmatory evidence of human ... Read more...

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Seabird ammonia emissions contribute to atmospheric acidity


September 24th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): A new study has shown ammonia emissions from seabirds to be a significant source of nitrogen in remote coastal ecosystems, contributing to nutrient enrichment (eutrophication) and acidification ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Animals feast on free ‘omelettes’


May 2nd, 2008 - 6:59 pm ICT by admin
Batlagundu (Tamil Nadu), May 2 (IANS) Wild and domesticated animals alike enjoyed a day-long feast of "omelettes" Friday in this spice town of Tamil Nadu, all thanks to a truck accident! "A ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Archaeologists find earliest evidence of ancient Egyptian agricultural settlement


February 13th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Archaeologists have found the earliest evidence ever discovered of an ancient Egyptian agricultural settlement.Discovered by Archaeologists from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and the University of Groningen ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pet carnival in Coimbatore has 2000 animals on show


January 17th, 2008 - 6:59 pm ICT by admin
Coimbatore , Jan 17 (ANI): A pet carnival with some rare species of animals attracted a large number of people on Tuesday in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.One-day event provided the people of ... Read more...

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