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Skyros Pony
2014-05-24 11:18:18

The Skyros is a breed of pony found only on the island of Skyros and thought to be a descendent of horses brought to the island by Athenian settlers between 400 and 700 BC. Possibly, the pony was used by Alexander the Great and portrayed in the friezes of the Greek Parthenon. They mainly inhabit the southern mountain areas and some were caught by farmers for agricultural work. However, in...

Pindos Pony
2014-05-19 10:46:10

The Pindos pony, also known as the Thessalonian, is a breed of pony native to Thessaly and Epirus, Greece in the Pindus mountain range. Its ancestors are believed to be oriental breeds brought to Greece by Scythian settlers, possibly a direct descendant from an old Thessalonian breed that was developed by the Greeks. The Pindo’s head is somewhat coarse looking with small eyes. The length...

Aegean Cat
2013-06-11 15:27:32

The Aegean cat is a landrace breed of domestic cat, occurring naturally on the Cycladic Islands in Greece. Its development as an official breed began in the 1990’s, when breeders associated with the new Greek cat fancy began breeding it. Despite this, large organizations do not accept it as a legitimate breed. It is said to be quite popular in Greece and is a common choice for pest control in...

Caucasian Squirrel Persian Squirrel
2007-10-23 17:27:13

The Caucasian Squirrel or Persian Squirrel (Sciurus anomalus), is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found throughout Armenia,Azerbaijan, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. It is naturally found to thrive in temperate forests.

Whiskered Bats
2007-08-14 04:15:26

Whiskered Bats (Myotis mystacinus), and related species, are small European bats with long fur. M. alcathoe is the smallest among the European whiskered bats and uses the highest-frequency echolocation calls of all the European Myotis species. It prefers to hunt in small valleys with deciduous trees and flowing water. Initial records from Greece and Hungary indicate a distribution range in...

Erhards wall lizard
2005-06-22 14:34:26

The Erhard's wall lizard (Podarcis erhardii) lives in the Balkan Peninsula as well as the Aegean islands. In the mainland it ranges from Albania, the Republic of Macedonia and southern Bulgaria to the northeastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. In the Aegean archipelago it doesn't occur in Milos and the surrounding islands, where it is replaced by Milos wall lizard. The length...

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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