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One of Last Northern White Rhinos Dies at San Diego Zoo

One of Last Northern White Rhinos Dies at San Diego Zoo

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A northern white rhino died of old age on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. According to Amy Hubbard and Tony Perry of the Los Angeles Times, the deceased 44-year-old rhino was a male...

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Basuto-Pony
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The Basuto Pony  is a breed from South Africa improved from the bloodline of Arabian and Persian horses. In 1653, four horses were imported to South Africa from the Dutch East India Trading Company. The exact breed of them is unknown, but may have been either Arabian or Persian. The original horse became the Cape Horse which could possibly also be the Basuto, but with the cross breeding of Arabian and other breeds the Basuto Pony remained small and the Cape grew larger. Because of the...

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The suni (Neotragus moschatus) is an antelope that can be found in southeastern areas of Africa. It prefers to inhabit areas with abundant underbrush, but does not seem to require a significant amount of water. When frightened, the suni will wait until a predator is about to attack it, and then spring into nearby underbrush for protection. Common predators include snakes, lions and birds of prey. The suni is small, reaching an average height between twelve and twenty-seven inches at the...

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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.