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Australian Bradford Cattle
2014-07-06 14:56:54

The Australian Bradford is a breed of cattle that originated in Queensland, Australia between 1946 and 1952. It was developed from crossing Brahman bulls with the Hereford cattle in attempt to produce cattle to resist ticks and be resilient to drought. It is also resistant to pink eye, eye cancer and disease. The Bradford is raised mainly in NSW and Queensland, Australia. Semen from the...

Asturian Valley Cattle
2014-07-06 14:22:13

The Asturian Valley is a breed of cattle native to the valleys of Asturias, Spain and raised in the northern coastal region of the Bay of Biscay and the river valleys of the Cordillera Cantabrica mountain range. During the 1800s, the Asturian Valley were the most abundant cattle breed of northern Spain. However, in the early 1900s, foreign breeds began to overrun the area and by the mid...

Afrikaner Cattle
2014-07-04 09:22:53

The Afrikaner is a hardy breed of cattle native to South Africa. It is also known as Afrikander and in Afrikaans it is known as the Afrikanerbees. It is part of the Sanga type cattle. In 1652, large herds of Sanga cattle were rounded up by the Khoikhoi of the Dutch Cape Colony. The Afrikaner were used by the colonists for meat and milk and Boers used them as draft animals to pull wagons on...

Yonaguni Horse
2014-07-04 08:50:57

The Yonaguni is a rare breed of horse native to the southwest islands of Japan, mainly on the island of Yonaguni. It is one of eight horses native to Japan with fewer than 200 horses alive on the island. Although the horse’s exact origin is unknown, it has retained its native characteristics due to no crossbreeding and are a purebred breed. The horse was used for farming, transportation...

Blue Mountains Tree Frog Litoria citropa
2014-06-30 14:42:19

The Blue Mountains Tree Frog (Litoria citropa) is a species of tree frog that is endemic to the coastal and highland areas of eastern Australia, from just south of Newcastle NSW, to eastern VIC. The Jenolan Caves Tree Frog, a population previously separated as L. jenolanensis, is nowadays included in this species. This tree frog is of moderate size, up to about 60 millimeters long. Its...

Dahls Aquatic Frog Litoria dahlii
2014-06-30 14:37:21

Dahl’s Aquatic Frog (Litoria dahlii) is a species of frog belonging to the family Hylidae. It is native to Australia. Its natural habitats include dry savanna, tropical or subtropical dry lowland grassland, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes. Among the more distinct traits of Dahl’s Aquatic Frog is its ability to...

Bleating Tree Frog Litoria dentata
2014-06-30 14:33:50

The Bleating Tree Frog (Litoria dentata) is a tree frog belonging to the family Hylidae. This frog is native to coastal eastern Australia, from southeastern Queensland, to around Eden, New South Wales. As it is a small frog, it measures up to 45 millimeters long. The dorsal surface of this frog is a dark or pale, rich brown, with broad and irregular bands on each side of the frog starting...

Posavac Horse
2014-06-25 13:16:43

The Posavac is a breed of horse originating in Posavina along the Sava river in Croatia. It is also known as the Posavian, Croatian Posavina or the Croatian Posavian. Mares were crossbred with stallions from Arabian, Nonius, Noriker and Percheron stock. Most of the population are in Croatia, but some are found in Bosnia, Herzegovina and Slovenia. It is considered to be endangered by the UN's...

 Nivernais Horse
2014-06-23 16:12:58

The Nivernais is a rare and endangered species of horse. It originated in the Nievre area of central France in 1872 by crossbreeding black Percheron stallions with local Cheval du Morvan mares. The stud-book was formed in 1880. By 1950 the population of the breed declined due to the onset of mechanical equipment in agriculture. In 1966, the stud-book merged with the Percheron stud-book and...

Wolf Spiders Lycosidae
2014-06-23 08:30:31

Lycosidae is a family that holds about 2,300 species of wolf spiders that can be found in a variety of habitats including woodlands, gardens, and moist coastal areas. Many species do require specific microhabitats, like montane herb-fields, but most species are nomads and do not reside in one area for long periods of time. Some species within this family build burrows that can have trap doors...

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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