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2008-06-26 18:02:36

Officials at a Boston zoo have brought two African wattled cranes together, hoping they will reproduce. Kotze and Pepe were put in a joint exhibit at the Franklin Park Zoo on Memorial Day. So far, the two have shown little interest in each other, the Boston Globe reports. The female, Kotze, did a mating dance Wednesday as a reporter watched. But she aimed her ardor at the zoo's curator, Fred Beall. That's not what I want, Beall said. That's what they should be doing to each other....


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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