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2007-12-21 11:03:40

The Grey Rhebok or Grey Rhebuck (Pelea capreolus), is a species of antelope endemic to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland. They prefer grassy, mountainous habitat They are also known as the Vaal Rhebok or Vaalribbok. Rheboks carry a woolly grey coat to insulate them from the cold of their habitat. Only the males carry the straight horns. Males become extremely aggressive during the breeding season.

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2007-10-22 08:19:01

The Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus), is a species of antelope found in South Africa and Lesotho. It is found along coastal lands within shrubland and heathland vegetation. They are diurnal, though they rest during the heat of the day. Herds contain only males, only females or are mixed and do not exceed forty animals. They were once killed as pests and were almost extinct, but have since recovered. The Bontebok stands 31.5 to 39.5 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 110 and 200...

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2006-03-01 10:04:48

The Cape Griffon or Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae. It is common to southern Africa, and is found mainly in South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana. They nest on cliffs and typically lay one egg per year. The species is listed as "Vulnerable", and the IUCN Conservation Status is (VU A1ade+2de, C1+2b). The major problems it faces are poisoning, disturbance at breeding colonies and electrocution. The current population is estimated at 8,000.

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.