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2009-03-05 07:00:00

The authoritative index of endangered animal life - the IUCN Red List - has listed more than 25 percent of the world's 91 known antelope species as at risk of becoming extinct. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature said several antelope species are now at greater risk since the last comprehensive assessment in 1996. "Unsustainable harvesting -- whether for food or traditional medicine -- and human encroachment on their habitat are the main threats facing antelopes," said...

2008-03-31 09:00:00

By RACHELLE ADAM A little-known process is underway, the outcome of which could have an irrevocable impact on Israeli society in general and Jerusalem in particular. The issue is the fate of the Jerusalem population of the Israeli gazelles, gazella gazella, that inhabit the Jerusalem hill known as Mitzpeh Neftoach, planned for intense development. Mitzpeh Neftoach is the only remaining undeveloped hill in north Jerusalem, as poignantly depicted in the panoramic view from the top of Mount...

2005-12-09 07:12:12

BEIJING (AP) - China has cloned four Mongolian gazelles, a threatened species, by maturing the clones in goat wombs, the official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday. The clones were created by scientists in Linyi city in eastern Shandong province, Xinhua said. Twenty-six goats were implanted with the clones, resulting in six baby gazelle births, it said. Two of them were stillborn. The surviving four clones were "doing well, running and hopping a lot," Xinhua quoted the scientists involved...


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Goa, Procapra picticaudata
2012-10-08 09:21:01

The Tibetan gazelle (Procapra picticaudata), also known as the goa, is native to the Tibetan plateau. Its range is nearly restricted to the provinces of Xinjiang, Gansu, Sichuan, Qinghai, and Tibet. Small populations do occur outside of this range in India, in the Sikkim and Ladakh regions. It prefers a habitat within high steppes and alpine meadows, at elevations between 9,800 and 18,860 feet. Within its range, it can be found in small herds that are spread apart. The Tibetan gazelle can...

Mongolian Gazelle, Procapra gutturosa
2012-10-08 09:16:21

The Mongolian gazelle (Procapra gutturosa), also known as the zeren, is native to Central Asia. Its range also includes some areas of China and Siberia. It prefers a habitat within the arid step lands of its range, which is one of the worlds’ only remaining great wilds. Herds gather in groups between twenty and thirty individuals in the summer, but in the winter, the herds rise to one hundred individuals, although herds of up to five thousand do occur. One herd was spotted in 2007 that...

Goitered Gazelle, Gazella subgutturosa
2012-07-31 09:42:59

The goitered gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa), also known as the Persian gazelle or the black-tailed gazelle, is native to a large area of central Asia known as Azerbaijan. Its range includes areas of Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, and the Gobi Desert. Its common name means “full below the throat, which refers to the gazelle’s throat when it expands during mating season. It hold four subspecies, although some experts consider these to be separate species. The goitered gazelle can be found in...

Mountain Gazelle, Gazella gazelle
2012-06-25 17:06:01

The mountain gazelle (Gazella gazelle) occurs on the Arabian Peninsula, although its distribution is fragmented. It prefers a habitat within foothills, mountains, and coastal plains. These habitats depend on acacia trees, although this gazelle has difficulty residing in arid, hot areas. Typically, the mountain gazelle is a grazing species, but its diet can change depending food abundance. The IUCN has listed the mountain gazelle on its Red List as “Vulnerable”. The current population...

Cuvier's Gazelle, Gazella cuvieri
2012-06-20 15:24:04

Cuvier's gazelle (Gazella cuvieri) is also known as the edmi and is native to Africa. Its range includes Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria, through the Atlas Mountains in northwestern Africa. It prefers a habitat within stony or sandy hills and plateaus, but it will reside pine forests or recovering forests. Some experts do not classify it within the typical gazelle genus, but in the Trachelocele genus. Cuvier's gazelle is small in stature, reaching an average height of 4.2 feet and a weight...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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