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Mountain Gazelle Gazella gazelle
2012-06-25 17:06:01

The mountain gazelle (Gazella gazelle) occurs on the Arabian Peninsula, although its distribution is fragmented. It prefers a habitat within foothills, mountains, and coastal plains. These habitats depend on acacia trees, although this gazelle has difficulty residing in arid, hot areas. Typically, the mountain gazelle is a grazing species, but its diet can change depending food abundance....

Arabian Wolf
2007-12-21 13:32:44

The Arabian Wolf (Canis lupus arabs), is a mammal of the order Carnivora. It is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which was once found throughout the Arabian Peninsula, but now only lives in small pockets in Southern Israel, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Their ears are proportionately larger in relation to body size when compared to other species, an adaptation needed to disperse body...

Lesser Kudu
2007-07-16 16:39:36

The Lesser Kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis), is a forest antelops found in East Africa and possibly the southern Arabian Peninsula. Lesser Kudu live in dry thorn bush and forest and eat mainly leaves. Lesser Kudu are nocturnal. They live in groups of two to five ranging up to twenty-four on rare occasions these have about equal numbers of males and females. Lesser Kudu stand about a 40 at the...

Black-crowned Tchagra
2006-03-25 11:28:10

Black-crowned Tchagra (Tchagra senegala) is a bushshrike in the family Malaconotidae. This family of passerine birds is closely related to the true shrikes in the family Laniidae, and were once included in that group. This species can be found in the Arabian Peninsula as well as most of Africa where it prefers scrub, open woodland, semi-desert and cultivated areas. It lays two or three eggs...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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