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Gorillas by Dimitris Katakalaios

Gorilla

There are three recognized subspecies of gorilla, the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla), eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla graueri) and the mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei). The western lowland gorilla lives in six countries across west equatorial Africa; southeast Nigeria, Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo and Equatorial Guinea.

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Greek Sheepdog by Gus Leous

Greek Sheepdog

The Greek Sheepdog is a medium to large size dog, with solid body and great physical strength that is capable of escorting the flock and fight with the enemy maintaining the physical superiority. Its head is massive with muzzle-skull.

The skull is normally curved, with obvious hyper eyebrow arches and wide nearly as far as its length.
The muzzle and cheeks are wide and deep. It has a scissors or plane bite and are covered by fat and slightly loose lips. Their skin is thick and is covered by dense fur. Cropping the ears…

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Hirola, Hunter’s hartebeest by Liz Heart

The hirola, or Hunter's hartebeest, is a critically endangered species - (?Brent Huffman [at the Gladys Porter Zoo])

Hunter's hartebeest was named and described by P.L. Sclater in 1889. This antelope has recently become very rare, with current censuses reporting fewer than 400 individuals. Only one hirola exists in captivity: an aging female at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

Hunter's hartebeest occupies a unique taxonomical position, with some authors classifying it as a mere subspecies of topi, while others place it in a separate genus Beatragus. More often, however, the hirola is placed in the subgenus Beatragus, which both allies it with the topi and accentuates its uniqueness. This species is thought…

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Kangaroo by Jim Down

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When European explorers first saw these strange hopping animals they asked a native Australian, aborigine, what they were called.
He replied "kangaroo" meaning "I don't understand" your question.
The explorers thought this was the animal's name. And that's how the kangaroo got its name.

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