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Anthropologists study Mayan text found in urn with jaguar skin

Antropólogos mexicanos estudian relato maya de sacrificios sacerdotales28 de Diciembre de 2009, 07:40pm ETMÉXICO, 28 Dic 2009 (AFP) -Antropólogos mexicanos estudian el texto maya más largo encontrado en el estado de Tabasco (sureste), donde se encuentran las ruinas de algunos de los principales templos de esa civilización mesoamericana, y que refiere sacrificios y penitencias a que se sometían sus sacerdotes.Se trata del primer texto maya sobre la vida de un sacerdote y no sobre un gobernante y sus esposas, indicó el Instituto Nacional de Read More

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Mexican zoo fears that feral cats will spread disease to zoo’s big cats

Pululan los gatos en el zoo de NezaReforma 27 de diciembre del 2009Jonás LópezNEZAHUALCÓYOTL.- Una colonia de gastos se ha convertido en el dolor de cabeza de las autoridades del Parque Zoológico del Pueblo de Nezahualcóyotl.Desde hace varios años, unos 300 felinos sin dueño han invadido áreas verdes, tejados y jaulas del zoológico municipal y sus colindancias, en donde duermen, cazan, comen, defecan, orinan y se reproducen.Adicionalmente, los gatos pueden transmitir a otros felinos del parque, como jaguares, leones, tigres y linces, hasta Read More

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Big cat areas at Edinburgh Zoo need upgrading for safety, inspectors say

Zoo upgrade ordered or sea lions will be left high and dryPublished Date: 08 December 2009 By MICHAEL BLACKLEYTHE future of one of Edinburgh Zoo's oldest attractions could be put at risk unless urgent repairs are carried out.Bosses at the tourist attraction have been told that they have to either revamp the sea lion facilities or get rid of the animals altogether.They have also been told to upgrade some facilities used by big cats when they are not on show to the public amid health and safety fears. The repairs are among a series of upgrades that Read More

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Pennsylvania town passes exotic pet ordinance

Freeland's exotic pets expelled by ordinanceBy AMANDA CHRISTMAN (Staff Writer)Published: December 4, 2009If you live in Freeland and have a pet puma - or any other animal considered exotic - you'll have to pay a fee or find it a new home.Freeland Council approved its version of an exotic pet ordinance at Thursday night's meeting.The ordinance was drafted and advertised to the public in November after two pet pythons went missing from an Adams Street home, to the fright of several people in the neighborhood. The snakes were eventually found, according Read More

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Ontario town passes exotic pet law following discovery of jaguars, lions, monkeys in town

December 08, 2009Exotic pet laws passedExotic pets are under fire these days, and several Ontario municipalities have put in place special bylaws restricting ownership of some exotics. The most recent case involves Thorold, where the discovery of several pet jaguars, lions and monkeys prompted local officials to take action.The new bylaw bans ownership of primates (including apes), tigers, leopards, panthers, cougars, most reptiles, dangerous snakes, elephants, marine mammals, venomous snakes and some other wildlife not native to Canada.Provincial Read More