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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.

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.

2005-12-09 07:12:12

China has cloned four Mongolian gazelles, a threatened species, by maturing the clones in goat wombs, the official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday.


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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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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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