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2009-09-23 06:30:00

Scientists have reported that the giant sable antelope, which is Angola's national symbol, has dropped in population to less than 100 creatures. The five foot tall antelope is put on bank notes and company logos, but only a handful of people have actually seen the animal. The giant sable antelope's numbers began to drop during the 27-year civil war, which ended in 2002.  Many of the surviving antelope stopped breeding or began cross breeding with roan antelopes, creating a new hybrid...


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2007-06-25 08:55:42

The Giant Sable Antelope, Hippotragus niger variani, is a rare subspecies of Sable Antelope native and endemic to the region between Cuango and Luando Rivers in Angola. They live in forests near the water, where leaves and tree sprouts are always juicy and abundant. It is an endangered species, so it is protected in natural parks, and hunting it is, therefore, forbidden. Both sexes have horns, which can reach 59 inches. Males and females are strikingly similar in appearance until they...

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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 'karpos', fruit.
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