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2006-02-02 10:13:54

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A new study of Africa's most endangered carnivores has called for urgent action to save beasts such as the lion, cheetah and Ethiopian wolf from major threats to survival such as hunting and conflict with humans. Scientists say predators play key ecological roles at the top of the food chain and their presence or absence can say a lot about a habitat's health. But they are in frequent conflict with humans, preying on livestock and sometimes...


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2007-01-21 20:07:57

Appearance The black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) is an African canine with a fox-like appearance. It has tan fur, and a thick stripe of black and silver running down its back. They weigh anywhere from 15 to 30 pounds and are 5.91 to 11.81 in (15 to 30 cm) at the shoulder. Males are usually larger than females. Behavior Black-backed Jackals usually live together in pairs that last for life, but often hunt in packs to catch larger prey such as impala and antelope. They are very...

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2007-01-21 19:59:49

The side-striped jackal (Canis adustus) is a member of the family Canidae, native to central and Southern Africa. Description Side-striped jackal is a grayish brown to tan with a white stripe from the front legs to the hips. It has a dark tail that has a white tip. Side-striped jackal can weigh from 14 to 30 lb. Males tend to be larger than the females. Habitat and diet Side-striped jackals live in the woodland areas along with grassland, bush and marshes. Side-striped jackals...

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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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