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Sawfish Anoxypristis
2012-08-17 06:50:56

The sawfish is the common name for a family of rays, called Pristidae, containing seven species within two genera. Also known as the carpenter shark, it is not related to the similar looking sawshark. Sawfish prefer to live in the tropical or subtropical regions of the Indo-Pacific and Atlantic. Its largest populations are found in Australia and in Florida. This species can be found living near...

Perriers Sifaka Propithecus perrieri
2012-06-05 12:59:41

Perrier's sifaka (Propithecus perrieri) is native only to the island of Madagascar, like all of its lemur relatives. Its northeastern range is small, extending from the Irodo Riverin in the north to the Lokia River in the south. It prefers habitats within arid, deciduous forests. Perrier’s sifaka is typically all black in color and can have a total body length of three feet, with the tail...

Gilberts Potoroo
2008-05-05 23:48:15

Gilbert's Potoroo (Potorous gilbertii), is an Australian marsupial that is critically endangered. It lives in a restricted area on the southwest coast of Western Australia.The potoroo was presumed extinct for 120 years before it was re-discovered in 1994 in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve. In efforts to protect the remaining population three potoroos (one male and two females) were relocated...

Miss Waldrons Red Colobus
2007-01-02 10:25:11

Miss Waldron's red colobus (Piliocolobus badius waldronae) is a species of red colobus monkey native to West Africa. It has not been officially sighted since 1978 and was declared extinct in 2000. However, new evidence suggests that a very small number of these monkeys may be living in the southeast corner of Ivory Coast. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists Miss Waldron's Red Colobus...

Yellow-crested Cockatoo
2006-10-19 13:09:29

The Yellow-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua sulphurea, is a medium-sized cockatoo inhabitant to wooded and cultivated areas of Timor-Leste and Indonesia's islands of Bali, Timor, Sulawesi and Lesser Sunda Islands. There is also a feral population of these birds in Hong Kong. The large group has apparently developed from a number of caged birds that have been released into the wild over many years....

Puaiohi
2006-07-15 11:22:10

The Puaiohi or Small Kauai Thrush, (Myadestes palmeri), is a small, dark solitaire endemic to Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands. It is also known as the Palmer's thrush. The Puaiohi grows up to 7 inches in length. The male and female of the species look similar. The Puaiohi is dark brown above and gray below with pinkish legs. At close range, one can observe a pale eye ring and a dark molar...

Sociable Lapwing
2009-03-06 14:56:00

The Sociable Lapwing or Sociable Plover (Vanellus gregarius) is a species of wading bird found in Russia and Kazakhstan. It is migratory and winters further south throughout Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey. It also winters in Israel, Syria, Eritrea, Sudan and north-west India. Birds winter occasionally in...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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