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One of Last Northern White Rhinos Dies at San Diego Zoo

One of Last Northern White Rhinos Dies at San Diego Zoo

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A northern white rhino died of old age on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. According to Amy Hubbard and Tony Perry of the Los Angeles Times, the deceased 44-year-old rhino was a male...

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Suni, Neotragus moschatus
2012-09-19 15:35:12

The suni (Neotragus moschatus) is an antelope that can be found in southeastern areas of Africa. It prefers to inhabit areas with abundant underbrush, but does not seem to require a significant amount of water. When frightened, the suni will wait until a predator is about to attack it, and then spring into nearby underbrush for protection. Common predators include snakes, lions and birds of prey. The suni is small, reaching an average height between twelve and twenty-seven inches at the...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.