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2013-04-13 23:04:10

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is offering an overland tour from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. The 8-day trip includes a trip to Mount Everest Base Camp. (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is offering an overland tour from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. The 8-day trip includes a trip to Mount Everest Base Camp. “This trip is one of the most popular adventure tours in the world, but it was closed to foreign tourists in 2012, but now it is...

2013-03-03 23:03:51

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is currently offering biking tours to the region. Starting in Lhasa, and lasting for 20 days, the tour finishes in Nepal. (PRWEB) March 03, 2013 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is currently offering biking tours to the region. Starting in Lhasa, and lasting for 20 days, the tour finishes in Nepal. The everest base camp trek passes through some of Tibet´s most famous and scenic attractions, including lakes, glaciers and the base...

2013-02-24 23:02:09

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is offering train journeys from Beijing to Lhasa. The 11-day trip will also visit Xian, the ancient capital of China. (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based Tibet tour company, is offering train journeys from Beijing to Lhasa. The 11-day trip will also visit Xian, the ancient capital of China. “The scenery of the train ride is wonderful,” Explore Tibet have said. “Travellers will see spectacular views of stunning...

Tibet’s Wild Yaks On The Rebound After Near Extinction
2013-01-17 08:57:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multinational team of conservationists from the University of Montana and the Wildlife Conservation Society recently counted nearly 1,000 wild yaks in a remote area of the Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau. The species was nearly decimated in the mid-twentieth century by overhunting, and this find may indicate a significant comeback. The team of Americans and Chinese counted 990 yaks in a rugged nature reserve called Hoh Xil. The reserve is...

Convergent Evolution Linked To Adaptation To High Altitudes
2012-12-08 08:00:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A shared biological adaptation enables highlanders in both Tibet and Ethiopia to thrive in the low oxygen of high altitudes. A new study from Case Western Reserve University reveals that the ability to pass on this trait, however, appears to be linked to different genes in the two groups. The shared adaptation is the ability to maintain relatively low levels of hemoglobin for high altitudes. Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying protein...

Nazi Buddha Statue Shows Inconsistencies, Most Likely Fake
2012-10-25 09:24:04

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Buddha statuette that has been steeped in mystery since first coming to light late last month, has finally had its truths uncovered. The artifact, supposedly purchased during a Nazi expedition to Tibet in the 1930s, was said to be carved from a meteorite and was likely more than a thousand years old. While reports of the discovery seem eerily similar to that of an Indian Jones thrill ride, as redOrbit´s April Flowers...


Latest Tibet Reference Libraries

Tibetan Pony
2014-05-27 11:13:01

The Tibetan Pony is a breed of pony native to Tibet, once believed to be bred from ancient Mongolian stock and other Chinese breeds. Horses have been kept by wealthy locals and farmers in Tibet, as well as by the Dalai Lama and other religious figures. Some Tibetan ponies were gifts to Chinese Emperors during the Ming and Tang dynasties. They were also traded for tea from the southern Sichuan province into the late 1950s. The route traveled for this trade activity was a route between Lhasa...

Tibetan Antelope, Pantholops hodgsonii
2012-10-04 16:07:51

The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), also known as the chiru, is native to the Tibetan Plateau. Its range is nearly completely restricted to China, including Xinjiang, Tibet, and Qinghai, with a few populations occurring in Ladakh, India. This species prefers a habitat on flatlands with open areas and little vegetation. The Tibetan antelope is the sole member of its genus and holds no subspecies. Its genus name, Pantholops, means “all antelope” in Latin. There is one extinct...

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2008-05-27 16:58:34

The Lhasa Apso is a hunting breed from Tibet originally bred to guard monasteries. The breed often barked a warning to its master until the master came to check on the intruder. The breed generally stands 10 to 11 inches tall and weighs 12 to 14 pounds. The breed should have muscular legs and a tail which is carried in a tight screw over the back. The Lhasa Apso has medium sized dark brown eyes and a black nose. Its coat is double layered. The coat can be nearly any color and is generally...

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2007-08-23 03:17:19

The Onager (Equus hemionus), is a large mammal belonging to the horse family. It is native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, Pakistan, India, Israel, and Tibet. It is sometimes referred to as the half ass or Asian Wild Ass. There are six subspecies recognized, of which one is extinct and two endangered. Their range has contracted greatly under pressures of hunting and habitat loss. Onagers are a little larger than donkeys at about 640 pounds and 6.8 feet lengthwise. They are short-legged...

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2007-01-01 15:43:55

The Tibetan Macaque (Macaca thibetana), also known as Milne-Edwards' Macaque, is found in China, Tibet and Vietnam. This species lives in subtropical forests (mixed deciduous to evergreen) at altitude that range from 2,625 to 6,562 feet (800 to 2000 m). The Tibetan Macaque has a long dense brown fur with whiskers but a hairless face. The infants have silver and black fur that changes to its adult color at the age of two. Its diet consists mostly of fruit. It will also consume seeds, leaves,...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.