Documenting the selection of quadrupedal walking gaits in a spread of marsupials (arboreal vs. terrestrial, with and with out greedy hind toes), to help in creating and refining a normal concept of gait evolution in primates.Video information of koalas, ringtail possums, tree kangaroos, sugar gliders, squirrel gliders, wombats, numbats, quolls, a thylacine, and an opossum walking on a… Continue reading
The origin of exotic pet sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) kept in the United States of America.
The demand for exotic non-domesticated animals kept as pets in the United States of America (USA) is growing the exportation charges of these species from their native ranges. Often, unlawful harvesting of these species is used to spice up captive-bred numbers and meet this demand. One such species, the sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps), endemic to Australia and New… Continue reading
THE USE OF THE LIGASURE™ DEVICE FOR SCROTAL ABLATION IN MARSUPIALS.
Five sugar gliders ( Petaurus breviceps ), ranging in age from Three mo to three.5 yr of age, and one opossum ( Didelphis virginianus ), age 4.5 mo, offered for elective orchiectomy and scrotal ablation. The LigaSure™ machine was safely used for orchiectomy and scrotal ablation in each species. Surgical time with the LigaSure was roughly Four sec.… Continue reading
Tolerance to high temperature by arboreal mammals using nest boxes in southern Australia
Nest boxes are used to handle populations of tree-cavity dependent birds and mammals. Concerns have been raised that due to their poor insulative properties nest boxes might trigger warmth stress and infrequently demise throughout summers of maximum most temperatures. Our research investigated whether or not this nest field warmth stress speculation applies to two small… Continue reading