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2006-05-19 17:48:34

By Zelie Pollon SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) Mustang activists and New Mexico's governor want to stop a wild horse roundup this summer, saying the animals should be allowed to run free as a symbol of the Wild West. "These wild horses constitute a valuable connection to New Mexico's rich history. As such they also attract tourism and national attention," Gov. Bill Richardson wrote in a letter to the U.S. Forest Service, which conducts the roundup. "I urge you to keep this herd...

2006-05-12 07:15:17

By Fernanda Schimidt SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Two young Brazilian bands will hit the United States this summer with a tour that should blow away stereotyped ideas of the country's music. Instead of lilting bossa nova rhythms or thumping samba drums, audiences can expect screaming vocals, electronic samples, heavy bass and jokey lyrics. The avowed mission of electro-popsters CSS and carioca funksters Bonde do Role: To make people dance and have fun. Both bands emerged from...

2006-04-10 09:57:41

By Tim Gaynor TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Posing in a Mexican sombrero for a souvenir photograph, a tourist pauses to rub the snout of a zebra. Throwing back its ears it starts to shift, snort and heave until a rasping bray erupts. Actually painted donkeys, Tijuana's fake zebras have been part of life along a main strip of tequila bars and trinket stands in this fast-changing city south of San Diego, California, for more than seven decades. Daubed with black hair-dye stripes, the...

2006-04-10 09:55:00

By Tim Gaynor TIJUANA, Mexico - Posing in a Mexican sombrero for a souvenir photograph, a tourist pauses to rub the snout of a zebra. Throwing back its ears it starts to shift, snort and heave until a rasping bray erupts. Actually painted donkeys, Tijuana's fake zebras have been part of life along a main strip of tequila bars and trinket stands in this fast-changing city south of San Diego, California, for more than seven decades. Daubed with black hair-dye stripes, the white animals are...


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Plains Zebra, Equus quagga
2012-06-27 13:47:30

The plains zebra (Equus quagga) is native to Africa, and is the most common zebra found. Its range extends from southern Ethiopia to East Africa, with a southern range including Angola and eastern South Africa. Its other common names include Burchell’s zebra and the common zebra. The plains zebra holds six recognized subspecies including Grant’s zebra and the maneless zebra. The plains zebra and the mountain zebra are classified in the subgenus Hippotigris and appear to be more...

Grevy’s Zebra, Equus grevyi
2012-05-28 16:09:29

Grevy’s Zebra (Equus grevyi) is the largest wild equid in existence today. It is also known as the imperial zebra. It is the most endangered of all species of zebra. Named after Jules Grevy, this zebra can be found in Ethiopia, but mainly in Kenya. At one time, Grevy’s zebra roamed Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia, but its populations have dwindled and now reside in small areas in northern Kenya, and a few small areas in Ethiopia. In 1882, a French naturalist named Émile Oustalet...

Grant’s Zebra, Equus quagga boehmi
2012-05-08 14:17:34

Grant’s zebra (Equus quagga boehmi) are among the six subspecies of the plains zebra, and the smallest of them. This zebra is from the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Its range extends from Zambia, west of the Luangwa River, west to Kariba, Shaba Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its northern range extends to Kibanzao Plateau. In Tanzania, its range extends from Nyangaui and Kibwezi in the north and south into southwestern Kenya and can go as far south as Sotik. Grant’s zebra...

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2007-12-21 13:23:50

The Somali Wild Ass (Equus asinus somalicus), is a subspecies of the African Wild Ass. It is found in the Southern Red Sea region of Eritrea, the Afar Region of Ethiopia, and Somalia. The legs of the Somali Wild Ass are horizontally striped with black, resembling those of a zebra. Photo Credit: Robert Lawton

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2007-10-23 14:19:29

The Mongolian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus hemionus), is a subspecies of the Onager. It is found in Mongolia and northern China, and was previously found in Kazakhstan before it became extinct due to hunting. The numbers in China and Mongolia are also vulnerable due to poaching and competition grazing. Numbers have dropped severely in the 1990s and by 2003 the total Mongolian population was estimated at only 20,000 specimens. Poaching for meat seems to be the biggest threat for guanacos in...

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