lizbrownlee – poet

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I is for Ibex

Today I’m talking about a type of goat, the alpine ibex, pictured in the photo below, taken by Rick McCharles on Flikr. This amazing creature, that likes to stand on the brink of the world, was brought back from the brink of extinction by a ban on hunting them, re-introduction, and the formation of protected areas for them …

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Q is for Quito Rocket Frog

Yes – Q is another frog! They are my favourite animal, that’s my excuse. The tiny (snout to vent about 1.25cm) Quito rocket frog is from the valleys and slopes of the Andes, in mid to high elevation, humid, montane forests. Not much is know about it – it is a mossy green colour with …

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