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Kwel Tragelaphus scriptus
2012-10-12 12:36:15

The kéwel (Tragelaphus scriptus), previously known as the bushbuck, is a species of antelope that can be found in central and western areas of Africa. Its range extends from southern Mauritania and Senegal, through the Sahel to Ethiopia and Eritrea in the east, to Angola and the southern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the south. It prefers a habitat within wooded and forested...

Wild Water Buffalo Bubalus arnee
2012-08-16 09:49:56

The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) is a member of the Bovidae family that is native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Asiatic buffalo and the Asian buffalo. Its range includes Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand and once included other areas like Laos and Pakistan, but populations there have gone extinct. In India, populations are mainly restricted to protected areas including...

Carabao Bubalus bubalis carabanesis
2012-08-16 09:41:25

The carabao (Bubalus bubalis carabanesis) is a subspecies of the domesticated water buffalo. It is also known as kalabaw in the Filipino language and the kerbau in the Malay language. It is native to Guam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and some areas of Southeast Asia. It is often associated with farmers because it is skilled in pulling plows and carts, allowing farmers to grow and...

Bos
2012-08-16 09:35:04

The bos is a genus that holds both domestic and wild cattle, which are split into the four subgenera, Bibos, Bos, Poephagus, and Novibos. However, these separations are debated. Currently, there are five living species recognized in this genus, but this number could rise to seven or nine if domestic cattle and bison, which are closely related, are re-classified into the Bos genus. The members...

Saola
2007-12-21 13:04:13

The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), also known as the Vu Quang Ox, is one of the world's rarest animals. It is only found in Vietnam and in Laos, near the Vietnam-Laotian border. It is not known how many species exist as it was only first discovered by zoologists in 1992 and only 11 specimens have been recorded alive. The saola occurs in the Annamite Range's moist forests and the Eastern...

Nilgai
2007-12-21 10:53:55

The Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus), is one of the most commonly seen wild animals of northern India and eastern Pakistan. In India they are found from the base of the Himalayans in the north, down to the state of Karnataka in the south. They are found all along the entire eastern length of Pakistan and across the border of Rajasthan in the West to the states of Assam and West Bengal in the...

Zebu
2007-12-21 10:51:40

The Zebu (Bos primigenius indicus), also known as "˜humped cattle' or "˜indicus cattle', is native to Asia. They have been imported elsewhere such as Africa and Brazil for breeding purposes. There are around 75 known breeds of zebu spread throughout Asia and Africa. Zebus are thought to be derived from the Asian subspecies of aurochs. Zebus have humps on their shoulders, large dewlaps...

Sitatunga Marshbuck
2007-10-23 13:55:53

The Sitatunga or Marshbuck (Tragelaphus spekeii), is a swamp-dwelling antelope found throughout Central Africa centering on the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Botswana and in Zambia. Sitatunga live in papyrus swamps and are very good swimmers. They may take to the water to evade predators such as leopards or wild dogs, lying submerged in pools with only their nostrils above the surface....

Western Bongo
2007-08-13 03:00:08

The Western Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus eurycerus), also known as the Lowland Bongo, is a herbivorous antelope among the largest of the African forest antelope species. Bongos are found in dense tropical jungles with dense undergrowth up to an altitude of 12,800 feet in Central Africa. There are isolated populations in Kenya and other West African countries. Their numbers are declining due to...

Giant Eland
2007-07-16 16:42:55

The Giant Eland (Taurotragus derbianus), also known as the Derby Eland, is an open forest savannah antelope. It is commonly found in Central African Republic, Sudan, Cameroon and Senegal. There are two subspecies of this Eland. T. d. derbianus, is found in Senegal's Niokolo-Koba National Park, and is endangered. T. d. gigas, can be found in Central Africa and is considered low risk. Giant...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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