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African Golden Cat Profelis aurata
2012-05-22 08:32:53

The African Golden cat (Profelis aurata) is a wild cat that can be found in West and Central Africa. Its range extends east from Senegal into Kenya, and from the north, it extends from the Central African Republic south into Angola. It prefers a habitat in tropical rainforests but can also be found in bamboo forests, cloud forests, or high moorland habitats. It can be found living in areas at...

Caracal
2007-01-19 12:11:22

The caracal, also called Persian lynx or African lynx (Caracal caracal, sometimes Felis caracal), is a fiercely territorial medium-sized cat. Caracals are labeled as small cats. They are amongst the heaviest of all small cats, as well as the fastest. Males typically weigh about 28 to 40 lbs (13-18 kg), while females are smaller. The caracal resembles a lynx and for a long time it was...

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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