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Biodiversity challenge - Nepenthes rajah

Pitcher postcards

Fly-on-the-wall documentary

In one fell.
Soup.

The Fly and the Pitcher

One blue bottle
Crawling on the lip.
One blue bottle
Crawling on the lip.

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Biodiversity challenge - Gelada

High society

Ethiopia,
High plateau.
Gelato cold,
Gelada utopia.
Supermonkey,
In his flowing cape,
Crimson badge ablaze.
Surveys the landscape,
Window shopping,
As the carpet cropping…

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27 New Animal Species Discovered in Tanzania

You can add this to one of the reasons why Tanzania is such a special place.

This article from Tanzania’s Daily News online paper outlines the discovery of 27 new species, most of which are reptiles and amphibians. 288 more words

Environmental Systems

Biodiversity challenge - Volcano rabbit

Feeling the heat

We should all blow our top
If they don’t stop hunting
The diminutive zacaton-munching
Zacatuche or teporingo
Endemic to the transverse neovolcanic belt of…

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Biodiversity challenge - Echo parakeet

Say again, not over

A rare parrot found only
On the island of Mauritius
Has made a remarkable recovery
And is off the critical list.

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Biodiversity challenge - Hispaniolan hutia

Hutia love?

No, the fat tree rat
They call the zagouti
Won’t win a prize for
Conventional beauty,
Probably wouldn’t
Look good in Cerruti,
But whether or not…

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Biodiversity challenge - Bear cuscus

Non possum

Love potatoes,
Fond of rice,
But can’t bear cuscus.

© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2014.

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