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Hawaiian Pilot Pleads Guilty To Transporting Deer, Sheep Between Islands
2012-08-22 09:04:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An alleged scheme to transport wildlife between the Hawaiian Islands has been broken up and a pilot accused of loading deer onto helicopters and flying them from one island to another has pled guilty in the case, reports Huffington Post. Thomas Leroy Hauptman, a helicopter pilot from Maui had been accused of transporting axis deer and mouflon sheep, animals that cannot swim, from their native habitats to the Big Island where sport...

2007-11-16 15:00:25

By PETROS KARADJIAS and DEREK GATOPOULOS VARISEIA, Cyprus - No one has lived in this hillside village for 33 years. Nestled in the no man's land dividing Cyprus between its Greek Cypriot south and Turkish Cypriot north, it has been abandoned to the elements and its stone walls are crumbling. But the village and the surrounding areas are teeming with life: Once-endangered animals have moved into the U.N.-patrolled buffer zone, turning it into an unexpected wildlife sanctuary. The...

Latest Mouflon Reference Libraries

Mouflon, Ovis aries orientalis
2012-07-31 15:05:48

The mouflon (Ovis aries orientalis) is classified as a subspecies group within the Ovis aries group. The other members of this group are known as urials, or the vignei group. It is thought that the mouflon is the ancestor to all domestic sheep. There are currently five recognized subspecies of the mouflon. This species can be found in the Caucasus, northwestern Iran, and northern areas of Iraq. The only native subspecies of the mouflon is the Cyprus mouflon, with the other four subspecies...

2007-07-16 15:08:36

The Mouflon, Ovis musimon, is a species of wild sheep and is part of the family Caprinae (goat antelopes). They originated in Southwest Asia, home to the species known as the "Asiatic mouflon" (Ovis orientalis). Mouflon were introduced to the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, Rhodes, and Cyprus during the neolithic period, perhaps as feral domesticated animals, where they naturalized to the mountainous interiors of these islands over the past few thousand years, giving rise to the species known...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.