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2015-05-07 23:05:27

Oakland Zoo is hosting a naming contest to name the first baby boy baboon born at the Zoo. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2015 Naming Contest for Baby Boy

okapi
2015-05-01 12:16:29

Some of you may have seen an okapi in the zoo, however you may not know the unusual history of the animal, that for a while science wasn't sure existed. And when it's existence was confirmed, we weren't sure if it was giraffe, zebra, or living fossil.

2015-04-21 20:26:02

BEIJING, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Mobile Inc.

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2015-04-18 12:58:38

The last surviving male of his species, Sudan the northern white rhino now has around the clock armed guards protecting him from poachers.

2015-04-06 08:24:24

BEIJING, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Mobile Inc.

2015-03-27 16:23:13

The Mischievous Chester Cheetah Laces Up His Cleats in Preparation for the 2015 Season Debut; Nationwide Exhibition Tour Kicks Off in Los Angeles with Global Futbol Icon Pavel Pardo PLANO,

2015-03-26 20:22:22

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S.

2015-03-25 08:26:41

BEIJING, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Mobile Inc.

2015-03-16 23:06:20

To commemorate its 25th anniversary in 2015, Cheetah Conservation Fund today announced plans to bring together experts from all over the world to work on the cheetah conservation crisis in two


Latest Fauna of Africa Reference Libraries

African Wild Ass, Equus africanus
2014-04-30 11:15:27

The African wild ass (Equus africanus) is a species within the Equidae family that is thought to be that ancestor of the domestic donkey. This species resides in arid habitats in a range that includes the Horn of Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. This species hold four subspecies, including the Somali wild ass and the Nubian wild ass. The African wild ass reaches an average body length of 6.6 feet, a height between 12.1 and 14.1 hands at the shoulders, and a weight between 510 and...

Agile Mangabey, Cercocebus agilis
2014-04-17 14:22:44

The Agile Mangabey (Cercocebus agilis) is an Old World monkey of the White-Eyelid Mangabey group located in swampy forests of Central Africa in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, and DR Congo. Until the year 1978, it was considered a subspecies of the Tana River Mangabey (C. galeritus). More recently, the Golden-Bellied Mangabey (C. chrysogaster) has been thought of as a separate species rather than a subspecies of the Agile Mangabey. This...

Sooty Mangabey, Cercocebus atys
2014-04-17 14:17:40

The Sooty Mangabey (Cercocebus atys) is an Old World monkey located in forests from Senegal east to Ghana. While overall rated as Vulnerable, the eastern race, lunulatus, known also as the White-Crowned, White-Naped, or White-Collared Mangabey, is considered to be Endangered by the IUCN Red List. They Sooty Mangabey reside in both old growth and secondary forests in addition to flooded, dry, swamp, mangrove, and gallery forests. The primate is arboreal and diurnal. They are omnivores whose...

Western Woolly Lemur, Avahi occidentalis
2014-04-17 10:05:39

The Western Woolly Lemur or Western Avahi (Avahi occidentalis) is a species of woolly lemur that is native to western Madagascar, where they live in dry deciduous forests. These nocturnal animals weigh about .7 to .9 kilograms. This species is folivorous. This species resides in monogamous pairs together with their offspring. The Western Woolly Lemur mostly consumes leaves and buds that derive from around 20 different plants which haven’t matured and have high levels of sugars and...

Eastern Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii
2014-04-16 12:09:35

The eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), a subspecies of the common chimpanzee, is a primate that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It prefers to reside in trees, but it can also be seen on the ground. Adult eastern chimpanzees can reach an average weight between 88 and 143 pounds, with males reaching an average height of 63 inches and females reaching a height...

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  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
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The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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