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2009-06-18 23:47:48

A new exhibit at the International Crane Foundation in Wisconsin gives the public a chance to see four African species in something like their native habitat. The 5-acre Spirit of Africa opens Saturday, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Thursday.


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2009-03-28 14:02:08

The Gray-crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is a species of bird found in Africa south of the Sahara. Although it occurs in dry savannah, it nests in somewhat wetter habitats. Two subspecies are recognized: The East African Crested Crane (B. r. gibbericep) occurs from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo through Uganda, of which it is the national bird, and Kenya to eastern South Africa. The South African Crowned Crane (B. r. regulorum) occurs from Angola south to South Africa. The...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.