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The weaver and the widow

Almost all of weaverbirds and 68 species live in Africa. Only few of them live in South Asia, Madagascar and southern Arabia. Many of them are similar to sparrows, but painted bright and colorful. Perhaps, none of the birds had not mastered this art of weaving nests, as weaverbirds. It is “weaving”, even knitting a specific pattern. Fiber, picked at random from plants, bird several times passes via the fingers into a loop and then takes the bill to the end of the “rope” and firmly tighten the loop.

These weaverbirds weave nests of males. Females only finish the interior of the house finished lining spherical “floor” soft materials and under the roof weave “ceiling” —apparently, additional protection (insulation) from the tropical sun. Each male weaves the nest for several females, and then leaves them, giving themselves to sit and feed in a cozy house offspring. Living in the savannas of the weaverbirds nests in trees in large colonies — up to a hundred nests on a single acacia or baobab tree.’ Each hanging on the end of the branch, and from a distance they all look like large fruits. Continue reading

In Kazakhstan, wild animals were endangered

As reported in regional Prosecutor’s office, the population of wild animals in the area is decreasing at an alarming rate. While most animals die as a result of hunting. The exception are the animals located on the territory of specially protected natural territories and nature reserves. Outside these areas the animals became much less than, for example, 20-30 years ago.

So, according to prosecutors,over the years the marmot population has decreased by 30 thousand individuals, protein – 6.5 thousand, Salonga – on 2 thousand, quail – 9.7 thousand, partridge – three thousand individuals. And in recent years the destruction is more active. So, compared to last year decreased the number of the Siberian ROE deer on 2 thousands of hares – 7 thousand, foxes – on 2 thousand, ferrets – on 2 thousand, ermines – 1,600 individuals, kurupetos – 12 thousand individuals, grouse – 6600 individuals, doves – 20 thousand individuals.

According to prosecutors,outfitters allow numerous violations, including in the light of the animal world.In the area there is an acute shortage of Rangers. By law, there should be more than 700, in fact the Association is registered only 191 huntsman, 143 of which are freelancers, working for free. Continue reading

Prevention of quarantine diseases of animals

FMD is an acute viral disease of animals (mainly cattle, goats, sheep and pigs), which also hurts people . characterized by intoxication and vesicular-erosive (bubble-ulcerative) lesions of the mucous membranes of the oral and nasal cavities, and skin of the interdigital folds.

Dogs, cats, horses, chickens, ducks, geese do not get sick but can carry the virus.

The causative agent of FMD is stored in the blood and meat of infected animals, is transmitted from one animal to another by contact, through contaminated feed and manure. The pathogen persists for a long time on the health products and litter. An important source of spread of the virus is animal manure, which in such cases should be burned or subjected to biothermal disinfection.

Prevention of foot and mouth disease based on preventing the flow of FMD virus in Schmallenberg disease management and the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The main reasons for the spread of FMD virus are: the virus introduction from dysfunctional disease entities, primarily in connection with illegal importation of animals, animal products Continue reading

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10 very rare dog breeds
Decided to make a list of 10 very rare dog breeds in the World. Some breeds of dogs it is impossible to meet on the street or at a dog…

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Animals from the cities go to the country
The holiday season is a wonderful time not only for us but for our Pets - cats and dogs. They get unlimited freedom, the joy together with us stay in…

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Care and maintenance of decorative birds
Feeding . In almost every feed the birds to the normal diet would be good to add grated vegetables mixed with crushed wheat biscuits, fresh greens (young leaves of lettuce,…

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