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2013-08-28 23:04:45

Nick Marx, Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Programs Director – along with thirty-eight other conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth’s endangered species – has been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Nick Marx, Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Programs Director – along with thirty-eight other conservationists who have dedicated their lives to...

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2010-12-27 14:50:00

Wildlife rescue authorities have taken into custody an enraged bull elephant that killed its owner and went on a 10-day rampage in the Cambodian countryside. The bull elephant terrorized villagers in the southwestern province of Kampong Speu and destroyed their crops before he was subdued by wildlife workers on December 15. The animal was confined to a rice field for over a week while a special cage was built to transport him to the Phnom Tamao rescue center on the outskirts of the...


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Hairy-nosed Otter, Lutra sumatrana
2012-12-31 13:07:52

The hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana) is a rare species that was thought to be extinct until 1998. It is native to Southeast Asia with a range that includes Cambodia, Myanmar, South Thailand, South Vietnam, and Sumatra and Borneo in Peninsular Malaysia. It prefers a habitat within coastal areas or near large inland bodies of water. The hairy-nosed otter can reach an average body length between twenty and twenty-three inches, with a tail length of up to twenty inches and a weight between...

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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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