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Kinkajou

The kinkajou is a mammal of the family Procyonidae and it is related to the raccoon, coati, olingo, raingtail and cacomistle. It lives in the rainforests of South America and Central America, and spends most of its time on trees. It can eat both ...

                                               

Raccoon

The raccoon is a mammal. Raccoons are curious, clever, and solitary. They are originally from North America. They have spread through Central America, and live in various habitats. They have escaped in some parts of Eurasia, and now live there as ...

                                               

Rat

The rat is a medium-sized rodent. Rats are omnivores, they eat lots of different types of food. Most rats are in the genus Rattus. There are about 56 different species of rats. The best known rats are the black rat Rattus rattus, and the brown ra ...

                                               

Skunk

A skunk is a mammal, usually black with a white stripe on its back and a fluffy tail, but some skunks can be brown or gray. Its most special part is that it can shoot out a bad-smelling spray from under its tail; it does this to scare away things ...

                                               

Pest (biology)

A pest is an animal which harms humans or human concerns. It is a loosely defined term; it overlaps with the terms vermin, weeds, parasites and pathogens. In its broadest sense, a pest is a competitor of humanity.

                                               

Emerald ash borer

The emerald ash borer is a shiny green beetle native to Asia. It made its way into the United States by accident and has since been spread to eleven states and to the border with Canada. The beetle is an invasive species, and a serious pest which ...

                                               

Emu War

The Emu War, also called the Great Emu War, was a military operation in Australia. The army tried to kill many emus because they were pests. The war was fought in late 1932. Farmers were having trouble with the many emus invading the Campion dist ...

                                               

Four pests campaign

The Four Pests Campaign was one of the campaigns of China, agains four pests: namely rats, flies, mosquitoes and sparrows. It was part of a campaign called the Great Leap Forward, which wanted to boost Chinese economy, in the mid-20th century. Th ...

                                               

Invasive species

An invasive species is a species which is not native to the place where it is found. It has moved from its native area, where it grew naturally, into a new area. Often it becomes a nuisance species, because in its new habitat it lacks its old ene ...

                                               

Guide dog

Guide dogs are dogs trained to help blind people live on their own. They are sometimes called "Seeing Eye" dogs. Guide dogs are one type of assistance animals, which are animals trained to help people with a disability to lead more complete lives ...

                                               

Hearing dog

A hearing dog is a special type of working dog that has been trained to help deaf people and people who have hearing problems. The dogs are trained to tell their owner when they hear important sounds.

                                               

Seizure response dog

A seizure response dog is a dog who is specially trained to help its owner during a seizure. These dogs jobs may include: Protecting their owner from getting hurt, either by pulling unsafe things away, or by blocking people who try to walk into o ...

                                               

Dog fighting

Dog fighting is a blood sport that involves several dogs fighting at one time; sometimes many dogs are involved. The practice of dog fighting goes back to the ancient times. Dog fighting is forbidden in Australia, the United States and Canada. Al ...

                                               

Game bird

A game bird is any of a number of species of wild birds which are hunted, killed and eaten by humans. Hunting game birds is a sport, and a way of getting food. Usually there are laws which govern the hunting. Usually, guns are used, and so there ...

                                               

Iditarod

The Iditarod is the world’s most famous dog sled race. It is an annual race that starts on the first Saturday of March in Anchorage, Alaska and ends in Nome, Alaska. The annual race crosses the Alaska Range and Kuskokwim Mountains range. The cont ...

                                               

Elephant

Elephants are the largest living land mammals. The largest elephant recorded was one shot in Angola, 1974. It weighed 27.060 pounds and stood 13 feet 8 inches tall. Their skin color is grey. At birth, an elephant calf may weigh as much as 100 kg ...

                                               

Pony

There are many different breeds of ponies. A baby horse or pony is called a foal. These horses are raised around farms like other horses. Ponies are usually more chubby than horses and ponies have shorter legs. Miniature horses are not ponies the ...

                                               

British state carriages

The British royal family has many state carriages. They are horse-drawn coaches. The carriages are used in royal events. The carriages are housed at the Royal Mews in London. Some are on public display. Most are in regular use. A few are only use ...

                                               

Coach (carriage)

A coach is a carriage pulled by two or more horses as a team. It is driven by a coachman and/or one or more postilions. The carriage is usually closed and has four wheels.

                                               

Dog sled

A dog sled is a sled that is pulled by sled dogs and can go over ice and snow. Dog sleds were first made by First Nations people in Canada before the English and French got there, because they had no horses so they used dogs to travel. They were ...

                                               

Japan state carriages

Japan state carriages are horse-drawn coaches. The carriages are used in Imperial events. The carriages are in regular use. For example, during the presentation of credentials of a newly appointed ambassador, it sometimes happens that the ambassa ...

                                               

Stagecoach

A stagecoach is a type of horse drawn coach for passengers and goods. They were one of the first forms of organized public transport and originated in the 1600s in Great Britain. Before railways were invented in the first part of the nineteenth c ...

                                               

Blue-ringed octopus

The blue-ringed octopus is the most venomous octopus. This small cephalopod mollusc lives in warm, shallow reefs off the coast of Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, and the Philippines. It has a life span of about two years. As of 2020, four diffe ...

                                               

Boomslang

A boomslang is a large, venomous snake found in Africa. Its name means "tree snake" in Dutch and Afrikaans. Boomslangs eat small animals like chameleons, frogs, and birds, but they also eat eggs. Like all snakes, boomslangs do not chew – they swa ...

                                               

Brown huntsman spider

The brown huntsman spider, also known as the giant crab spider or the cane spider, is a species of spider. found in many tropical and subtropical parts of the world, including Asia, Reunion Island, the Caribbean islands, the Southeastern US, and ...

                                               

Water viper

Agkistrodon piscivorus, also known as the cottonmouth snake, water moccasin, or water viper, is a species of highly venomous pit viper found throughout southeastern United States. Commonly called cottonmouths because of their all-white mouth, the ...

                                               

Redback spider

The redback spider is a venomous spider that lives in Australia. The female is larger than the male. The females body is about 1 centimetre long and the males body is about 3 millimetres long. The adult female spider is usually black and usually ...

                                               

Venomous snake

Venomous Snakes Pictures, videos and description of the most venomous snakes in the world. For goodness snakes Treating and Preventing Venomous Bites. Venomous snakes and outdoor workers Bite-prevention and treatment information for outdoor workers.

                                               

Neutering

Neutering is castration, the act of removing the sexual organs from an animal. Females get spayed, males get fixed. It is regarded by some as important to neuter your pet. It is said to allow them to live longer and healthier lives. Neutering is ...

                                               

Aquificae

The phylum Aquificae is a diverse collection of bacteria that live in harsh environmental settings. They have been found in hot springs, sulfur pools, and thermal ocean vents. Members of the genus Aquifex, for example, are productive in water bet ...

                                               

Gram-negative

Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in staining. In a Gram stain test, a counterstain, safranin, is added after the crystal violet. This colours all gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink colour. This happ ...

                                               

Carsonella ruddii

Candidatus Carsonella ruddii is an endosymbiotic gamma proteobacterium. It has the smallest known genome of any bacterium. The species is an endosymbiont that is present in all species of phloem sap-feeding insects known as psyllids. The endosymb ...

                                               

Acinetobacter baumannii

Acinetobacter baumannii is a species of pathogenic bacteria, referred to as an aerobic gram-negative bacterium, which is resistant to most antibiotics. As a result of its resistance to drug treatment, some estimates state the disease is killing t ...

                                               

Bartonella

Bartonella is a genus of bacteria. It is the only one in the family Bartonellaceae. The species can be parasitic and cause diseases in animals and humans. They live mostly in the cells of the host, as intracellular parasites. Bartonella species a ...

                                               

Bartonella rochalimae

Bartonella rochalimae is a recently discovered strain of gram-negative bacteria. It is a member of the Bartonella genus. The bacteria was found by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. Scientists at the Centers for Disease C ...

                                               

Borrelia

Borrelia is a spirochaete bacterium which causes Lyme disease. Today, 36 species of Borrelia are known. 12 of these cause borreliosis, a zoonotic, vector-borne disease transmitted primarily by ticks or lice. The vector of transmission is dependen ...

                                               

Campylobacter

Campylobacter is a genus of bacteria. It is found in the intestines of many types of animal. Campylobacter is the most common bacterial cause of diarrhea and food poisoning. It is spiral shaped, and moves by using its flagella. Campylobacteriosis ...

                                               

Clostridium

Clostridium is a genus of bacteria. Clostridium bacteria are obligate anaerobes, which means they do not need oxygen to grow. Clostridium bacteria are shaped like rods. The name Clostridium comes from the Greek word kloster κλωστήρ, which means " ...

                                               

Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria are a taxon of bacteria which conduct photosynthesis. They are not algae, though they were once called blue-green algae. It is a phylum of bacteria, with about 1500 species. In endosymbiont theory, chloroplasts are descended from cy ...

                                               

Enterobacteriaceae

Enterobacteriaceae is a large family of bacteria commonly affecting the stomach. The name is derived from the prefix "entero-", meaning intestine; "bacteria", meaning bacteria; and "ceae", meaning family or group. It includes many of the more fam ...

                                               

Fire blight

Fire blight is a contagious disease of rosaceous plants The pathogen is Erwinia amylovora, a Gram-negative bacterium in the family Enterobacteriaceae. If the conditions are right, it can destroy an entire orchard in a single growing season. Infec ...

                                               

Halomonadaceae

The Halomonadaceae are a family of halophilic proteobacteria. The family was originally created in 1988 to contain the genera Halomonas and Deleya. Many of its members were only recently discovered, and research is discovering new facts about them.

                                               

Helicobacter pylori

Helicobacter pylori is a spiral shaped bacterium that lives in or on the lining of the stomach. It causes more than 90 percent of ulcers, which are sores in the lining of the stomach or the duodenum. Before 1982, when this bacterium was discovere ...

                                               

Legionella

The genus Legionella is a pathogenic group of Gram-negative bacteria. It includes the species causing a pneumonia-type illness called Legionnaires disease, and a mild flu-like illness called Pontiac fever. It may be seen with a silver stain. Legi ...

                                               

Leptospira

Leptospiras are long, thin motile spirochaetes. They may be free-living or parasitic. They survive well in fresh water, soil, and mud in tropical areas. They have been studied at the CDC. Molecular taxonomic studies at CDC and elsewhere have iden ...

                                               

Moraxellaceae

Moraxellaceae are a family of bacteria. They are gram-negative. Some are pathogens. Moraxella catarrhalis can cause Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Moraxella bovis cause in cattle the so-called pink eye.

                                               

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a bacterium that causes tuberculosis. M. tuberculosis was first described on 24 March 1882 by Robert Koch. The bacterium was first called the "tubercle bacillus", and is now also known as Kochs bacillus. This disease ...

                                               

Mycoplasma

Mycoplasma is a genus of bacteria. They do not have a cell wall around their cell membrane. They are gram-negative, and need sterols such as cholesterol for growth. Many common antibiotics such as penicillin that target cell walls do not affect m ...

                                               

Myxobacteria

The myxobacteria are a group of bacteria that usuallly live in the soil. They feed on insoluble organic substances. They have very large genomes compared to other bacteria. Myxobacteria are included in the delta group of proteobacteria, a large g ...

                                               

Pectobacterium carotovorum

Pectobacterium carotovorum is a rod-shaped bacterium originally isolated from carrots. It is a plant pathogen and opportunistic human pathogen, causative agent of soft rot and blackleg potato diseases.

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