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2009-03-05 09:52:18

A Swiss conservation group says one-quarter of the Earth's antelope species are threatened with extinction and nine species are considered endangered. Unsustainable harvesting, whether for food or traditional medicine and human encroachment on their habitat are the main threats facing antelopes, said Philippe Chardonnet, co-chairman of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's antelope specialist group. Most antelopes are found in developing countries, which is why it's...


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Common Duiker, Sylvicapra grimmia
2012-05-23 13:38:03

The common duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia) is also known as the bush duiker or grey duiker. This antelope can be found throughout north, east, south, and West Africa. However, it cannot be found in the rainforests of the central and western areas, or in the horn of Africa. It prefers habitats with plenty of vegetation in which it can hide, and these habitats include the edges of human communities. With nineteen subspecies listed under the common duiker, coloration varies from region to region....

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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