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Alpine Ibex Capra ibex
2012-08-24 16:23:24

The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) can be found in the European Alps. It is locally known as the Steinbock in German, the bouquetin in French, the kozorog in Slovenian, and the stambecco in Italian. Its range was once restricted to Northern Italy in the Gran Paradiso National Park, but now comprises nearly all of the European Alps including France, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, and Switzerland....

Nine-spined Stickleback
2008-05-06 14:47:35

The Nine-spined Stickleback (Pungitius pungitius), is a species of fish in the Gasterosteidae family. It is found in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Republic of, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Appenzeller Sennenhund
2007-12-18 11:46:03

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a breed from Switzerland bred for the purpose of guarding flocks and being a general farm dog. It is a medium-sized breed that is friendly and excels in obedience competitions. Because the Appenzeller Sennenhund is a herding dog, it needs plenty of exercise and room to run. If this dog gets bored, he could become restless and destructive. The Appenzeller...

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pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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