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Angola Colobus
2007-01-02 10:21:05

The Angola colobus (Colobus angolensis) is a tree living Old World monkey belonging to the Colobus genus. Physical characteristic It has black fur and a black face, which is surrounded by long, white locks of hair. It also has a mantle of white hair on the shoulders. The long, thin tail can be either black or white. The tip is always white. There is a significant regional variation in...

De Brazzas Monkey
2007-01-01 13:18:11

De Brazza's monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus) is an Old World monkey. It gets its name from French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza. Locally known as swamp monkeys, they are often found in wetlands in central Africa. It is very hard to find due to its good hiding abilities, and so there is not an accurate species count. This guenon has grey agouti fur. It has a reddish brown back. It...

Falkland Flightless Steamer Duck
2006-03-09 10:16:46

The Falkland Steamerduck (Tachyeres brachypterus) is a duck endemic to the Falkland Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is one of only two bird species native to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas in Spanish), the other being Cobb's Wren. The Falkland Steamerduck's wings are very short (hence the scientific name: brachy = "short", and pteron = "wing"), making it unable to fly. The...

Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and...