Scientists Find Cheetahs And Jaguars Attracted To Calvin Klein Fragrance

Big game cats like lions or tigers are attracted to Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men more than any other fragrance, scientists have found.Researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronz Zoo in New York experimented with a range of different fragrances and how two cheetahs reacted to them.To their surprise, the cats spent more than 11 minutes sniffing and nuzzling up to a tree sprayed with Obsession for Men.The perfume’s effect on big cats is so potent that it is even used in the field by conservationists.

One program director in Guatemala has been using the perfume since 2007 to to try and determine the jaguar’s population in the jungle.Roan Balas McNab who works in a a protected tropical forest uses the perfume’s unique properties to keep jaguars still enough so that he can take images of them using motion-sensitive cameras.’But this technique is only effective if animals pass through the cameras’ detection range and we get adequate photos,’ Mr. McNab told the Wall Street Journal.
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Baghdad To Kill A Million Stray Dogs

More than a million stray dogs roaming Baghdad are facing destruction.The initiative has so far led to 42,000 strays being killed in only two months.Teams of riflemen and vets are trying to thin out a rogue canine population that has reached at least 1,250,000. Numbers grew hugely after the fall of Saddam because of the lawless state of the Iraqi capital.But with the streets now much safer, the authorities are trying to clear out the stray dogs.

‘We could consider this the biggest campaign of dog execution ever,’ said Baghdad chief veterinarian, Mohammed al-Hilly.Mr al-Hilly claimed the huge amounts of litter that began heaping up in the capital as violence paralysed public services had helped to trigger the problem.The cull involves 20 specialist teams each consisting of two shooters and two vets, often backed up by police patrols.The dogs are either shot or poisoned and their bodies are then taken to refuse dumps.
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