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okapi
2015-05-01 12:16:29

Some of you may have seen an okapi in the zoo, however you may not know the unusual history of the animal, that for a while science wasn't sure existed. And when it's existence was confirmed, we weren't sure if it was giraffe, zebra, or living fossil.

Oldest Lizard Fossil Found
2013-09-25 12:21:00

An international team of researchers has discovered the oldest known lizard-like fossil near Vellberg, Germany.

1274df30cd10b8f7c44237e6d62f552f
2010-10-04 11:11:33

Having survived for more than 400 million years, the horseshoe crab is now under threat – primarily due to overharvest and habitat destruction.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]