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2011-03-01 09:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a coalition of wildlife groups--International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Humane Society International (HSI), Born Free USA, Born Free Foundation and Defenders of Wildlife--filed a petition with the Department of Interior to list African lions as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). The population and range of the African lion are in alarming decline. Over the...

2008-08-05 15:00:39

A LEADING animal charity has accused the Government of being "stuck in the colonial era" after Edinburgh Zoo agreed to import two giant pandas from China. The Born Free Foundation said it was "alarmed" that the move appeared to have the support of the Scottish and UK Governments. The charity said Gordon Brown would have being involved in the negotiations, which would have involved paying the Chinese government a "substantial" amount of money for the animals. Will Travers, chief...

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2006-11-22 19:20:00

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Rare Abyssinian lion cubs are being poisoned at a zoo in Ethiopia and sold to taxidermists because there isn't enough money to care for the animals, the facility's administrator said Wednesday. Famous for their black manes, the lions are revered in Ethiopia, adorning statues and the national currency. Wildlife experts estimate only 1,000 of the animals, which are smaller than other lions, remain in the wild. "These animals are the pride of our country, but our only...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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