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2007-12-21 10:46:14

What was thought to be one species of giraffe might actually be several, scientists said today, raising concern that one or more of the species could be on the brink of extinction. A genetic study suggests there are six or more species in a region of Africa thought to have one. “Some of these giraffe populations number only a few hundred individuals and need immediate protection,” said study leader David Brown, a geneticist at UCLA and an associate with the Wildlife...


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2006-11-11 18:03:26

The Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. There are more than 10,000 giraffes residing on national reservations in South Africa. Males can be 16 to 18 feet (4.8 to 5.5 meters) tall and weigh up to 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms). The record-sized bull was 19.2 feet (5.87 m) tall and weighed approximately 4,400 lbs (2,000 kg.). Females are generally slightly shorter and weigh less. The giraffe is related to...

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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).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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