Madagascan dogs hail from Africa, unlike their human counterparts

Barbara van Asch, Stellenbosch University The dog was the first animal to be domesticated. This animal shared our lives and environments even before the invention of agriculture and any other animal husbandry. In ancient times, the dog was the only domestic animal to accompany humans to every continent. The island of Madagascar is only a …

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Africa News Headlines for 15 May 2015 – Endangered Species Day Edition

Which is most valuable: Gold, cocaine or rhino horn? Source: Phys.org African Penguins to “Vanish” at Denver Zoo for Endangered Species Day Source: Benzinga 10 endangered species getting new help Source: USA Today Unprecedented Rhino Poaching in 2015 Source: Africa in Transition Kenyan Student Learns Reforestation in WV Spruce Trees Source: Public News Service Mozambique …

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How poo-sniffing detective dogs can save elusive, rare gorillas

By Robert John Young, University of Salford [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] In a few densely forested patches of Nigeria and Cameroon there lives a gorilla so rare and so elusive that the best way to study it is through training sniffer dogs to track down its faeces. This is the …

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Africa News Headlines – Special Ebola Edition – 13 October 2014

Male Ebola survivors: No sex or wear a condom for 3 monthsSource: Detroit Free Press 9 questions you were too afraid to ask about EbolaSource: Vox Frequently asked questions about EbolaSource: Chicago Tribune Sex in a time of EbolaSource: The Washington Post Ebola: Statistics about the deadly virus Source: Coventry Telegraph Ebola may pose risk …

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