||[Oct. 11th, 2006|10:16 pm]
So like hi! It's time for some fascinating biology facts from your friendly neighborhood kinkajou!
DID YOU KNOW:
The Mhorr gazelle is actually a subspecies of Gazella dama ruficollis-- commonly known as the 'addra' or 'dama' gazelle? No wonder there's so little mhorr info on the net!
I found this out when Mom and I went to the Museum of Natural History and looked at all the taxidermy. It was totally awesome to see a gazelle with the word 'mhorr' in the description, so I took notes. (I also took a cellphone picture, but my phone camera doesn't seem to let me share those.)
Try plugging addra or dama into Google image search. I think mhorrs are the prettiest of the bunch, personally, but they're all full of gazelley goodness. Oh, and here's a quote I found specifically mentioning them: "The face has relatively few markings, being completely white in eastern subspecies, but with red cheek patches and thin black stripes running from the eyes to the corners of the mouth in the western subspecies - the Mhorr gazelle."
Miss you girls! Love ya forever!
~Mira, who will feel dumb if both of you already knew all this.