Tag: "bison" at biology news
Prey not hard-wired to fear predators
...cted, in the absence of predators, the elk, moose, bison
and caribou did not show the kind of vigilance, clustering behavior and flight observed in the same species living with wolves, bears or tigers. For example, elk in the mountains of Siberia—who subsist alongside tigers, wolves and bears-- responded...
NASA snow data helps maintain nation's largest, oldest bison herd
...phs of America's Old West recall a time when large bison
herds migrated across wide prairie lands, 30 milli...igrate with the melting snowpack. The Yellowstone bison
are the only herd in lower North America to survive since prehistoric times. Hunting and later poach...
Save the whales? Sure, but how many?
...tandard conservationists should seek, whether it's bison
on the Great Plains or Asia's forests with tigers and their prey,' said Sanderson. ...
Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds
...llected from potential prey, including Pleistocene bison
and horses, as well as dozens of 20th-century mule deer, feral pigs, whales, seals, sea lions and domesticated cattle. "The California Department of Transportation even agreed to go around and snip off hair from dead deer killed on the highway," Cham...
Dinosaur DNA? New Patent Covers Degraded DNA recovery
...s old, and DNA from the extinct mammoth and steppe bison
have been recovered from Siberian sediments. In 1997, Patent #5,593,883 was granted to Ambergene Corporation for the recovery of live ancient bacteria and fungi fossilized in amber. By reconstituting nucleic acid molecules that have been degraded bu...