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  Pygmy Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
In an anthropological context, a Pygmy is specifically a member of one of the hunter-gatherer peoples living in equatorial rainforests characterised by their short height (below one and a half metres on average).
Pygmies are found throughout central Africa, with smaller numbers in south-east Asia.
The African Pygmies are particularly known for their usually vocal music, usually characterised by dense contrapuntal communal improvisation.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/p/py/pygmy.html   (362 words)

 Pygmy Hippopotamus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pygmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) is a large mammal native to the forests and swamps of western Africa (the species name, meaning "of Liberia", reflects this).
The Pygmy Hippo is half as tall as the Hippopotamus and weighs 1/10 as much as a small member of the larger hippo species.
The fossil record suggests that the Pygmy Hippo is closer in form and possibly behavior to the common ancestor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pygmy_Hippopotamus   (310 words)

 PYGMY - LoveToKnow Article on PYGMY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
The pygmies depicted in bas-relief on these tombs faithfully reproduce the racial characteristics of the present race of pygmies inhabiting the Ituri and Semliki forests.
The pureblooded African Akkas are of a peculiar dirty reddish-yellow color, the Mambute pygmies of the Ituri forest have a skin of a deep chocolate-brown hue, while that of the Oceanic Negritoes is of a dark brown or flish color, differing but little from that of the surrounding Papuans and Melanesians.
Marriage is simply a question of the purchase of the girl from her father; the purchase-price being from ten to fifteen arrows, occasionally supplemented, in the case of a desirable wife,, by one or two spears or some tobacco.
46.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PY/PYGMY.htm   (4401 words)

 San Francisco Zoo | Animals | Pygmy Hippopotamus
Pygmy hippos are somewhat more than half the size of Nile hippopotamuses, weighing in around 400 to 500 pounds, and the limbs are proportionately longer than the Nile hippo.
Pygmy hippos are found on swamp edges and bordering dense thickets, and by the water in rain forest regions of West Africa, Sierra Leone to Nigeria.
The pygmy hippo’s survival is jeopardized by being hunted for food and by habitat destruction, due to logging.
www.sfzoo.org /cgi-bin/animals.py?ID=53   (356 words)

 Peatlands | Wildlife | Mammals | Pygmy Shrew
Pygmy shrews occur in a variety of habitats but they are more abundant in moist habitats like peatlands where there is a good supply of invertebrates.
Pygmy shrews are carnivorous with small insects and spiders making up the majority of their diet.
Pygmy shrews are common in areas with suitable habitat and are not given any special protection in Northern Ireland.
www.peatlandsni.gov.uk /wildlife/mammals/pygmy_shrew.htm   (268 words)

 Pygmy Hippo Fact Sheet - National Zoo| FONZ
Pygmy hippopotamuses are more terrestrial than Nile hippopotamuses but are good swimmers and have strong muscular valves that close their ears and nostrils when submerged.
The pygmy hippopotamus is found in West Africa, mainly confined to Liberia, with small numbers in the neighboring countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and the Ivory Coast.
Pygmy hippopotamuses are herbivores and feed on various vegetation, including succulents, tender shoots, leaves, roots, grasses, and fallen fruit.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/AsianElephants/factpygmyhippo.cfm   (1208 words)

Pygmy marmosets are from the Upper Amazon River, in the countries of Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
Pygmy marmosets’ arms are shorter than their legs, and they have claws on all of their fingers and toes except their great toe, which has a flat nail.
Pygmy marmosets become mature at 1 year to 1 1/2 years old when they are slowly pushed out of the group, mostly by the mother.
courses.dsu.edu /lt726/classmates/Primates/contents/page4.htm   (765 words)

 Pygmy Killer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
The pygmy killer whale is found through-out tropical waters, including the Gulf of Mexico and the West Indies, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Pygmy killer whales usually form groups of 50 or fewer animals, although groups of several hundred have been sighted.
The pygmy killer whale is found in the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean, but is not abundant in any of these areas.
www.tmmsn.org /mmgulf/feresa.html   (360 words)

 Pygmy marmoset
Pygmies feed principally on arthropods (especially grasshoppers) and the exudates (sap and gum) of certain trees and vines.
The pygmy marmoset’s range is limited to the tropical lowland forest of the upper Amazon basin, from southern Columbia to eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, western Brazil, and northern Bolivia.
Pygmies are still common in the wild and, in fact, often colonize the edges of pastures, fields, and orchards, frequently in close proximity to human dwellings.
www.aqua.org /animals_pygmymarmoset.html   (443 words)

 Pygmy hippopotamus
Pygmy hippos have numerous resting places throughout their territory, which they use exclusively when sleeping.
Pygmy hippos seek food on higher, drier ground, and are most active between 6 pm and midnight.
More pig-like than its larger relative, the pygmy hippo's scientific status has been quite varied - when it was first described, many dismissed it as a stunted freak, a dwarf subspecies or a juvenile specimen of the common hippopotamus.
www.ultimateungulate.com /Artiodactyla/Hexaprotodon_liberiensis.html   (519 words)

 Goatweb.com - Pygmy Goats
The AGS Pygmy is a milk goat about the size of the Nigerian, but with the dwarf-like proportions of short legs (especially in the cannon bones), short but large head, and lots of width, especially in the barrel - to the point where does look perpetually pregnant.
The Pygmy head is wide between bright, prominent eyes and in the chest between the legs.
Light colored Pygmies often have darker legs, dorsal stripe, and martingale; and dark colored Pygmies often have light etching on the ears, crown, muzzle and eye rims.
www.goatweb.com /discover/miniature/pygmy/index.shtml   (1056 words)

 Primates: Pygmy Marmoset - National Zoo| FONZ
Pygmy marmosets are arboreal and diurnal—they live in trees and are active during the day.
Pygmy marmosets live into their early 20s in zoos; their life span in the wild is about 11 to 12 years.
Pygmy marmosets are gumophores, which means that they gouge holes in trees and feed primarily on tree sap or gum.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/Primates/Facts/FactSheets/PygmyMarmosets/default.cfm   (917 words)

 Pygmy Sperm Whale - kogia breviceps The Firecracker Whale by Max Newman April 1996. A current study of available ...
Kogia breviceps (or pygmy sperm whale) is one of the three known odontocete whales or toothed whales.
Our knowledge of pygmy sperm whales behavior in the wild is limited due to the fact that it is not a coastal animal and prefers to inhabit the deeper sections of the oceans.
The pygmy sperm whale and its relative dwarf sperm whale are the second most commonly stranded cetacean in the south eastern U.S., next to the bottlenosed dolphin.
www.mosquitonet.com /~gcn/kogia5.htm   (2021 words)

Pygmy rabbits are usually found in areas of dense sagebrush cover with relatively deep, loose soils.
The population segment of pygmy rabbits in central Washington is believed to have been physically separated from the remainder of the species' range for the past 7,000 to 10,000 years.
Sixteen pygmy rabbits were captured from this population as an initial source for captive breeding efforts, and these animals adjusted well to the rearing facilities.
pacific.fws.gov /news/2003/25/faq.htm   (1335 words)

 Pygmy Hippopotamus Stamps
The pygmy hippo inhabits the dense undergrowth of the forests of the Ivory Coast, Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
The pygmy hippo is less aquatic than the Nile hippo and lives a solitary life.
Billy is the ancestor of almost all pygmy hippos currently living in zoos in the United States.
www.pibburns.com /cryptost/pygmyhip.htm   (541 words)

 Pygmy Rabbit - Discover The Outdoors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Pygmy cottontail feeds largely on sagebrush, which constitutes over 95% of its diet in winter and is not known to store its food.
Pygmy cottontails are hunted with shotguns, rifles and handguns.
The pygmy cottontail is the smallest of the cottontails.
www.dto.com /hunting/species/generalprofile.jsp?speciesid=201   (454 words)

 Chapter Pygmy <i>to</i> Python of P by Brewer's Readers Handbook
The pygmies were a nation of dwarfs, always at war with the cranes of Scythia.
The pygmy women were mothers at the age of three, and old women at eight.
The pygmies are said to be thickly scattered north of the Sturi, from the Ngaiyu eastward.—Stanley: Darkest Africa, pp.
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/174/1126/14937/1.html   (496 words)

 Caperea marginata, Pygmy Right Whale at MarineBio.org
The Pygmy right whale is classified in its own Family (Neobalaenidae) though it shares many characteristics (such as mouth shape) with other right whales: the Northern and Southern right whales and the Bowhead whale.
Pygmy right whales are found singly or in pairs, although groups of up to 80 whales have been observed.
Pygmy right whales, Caperea marginata, primarily feed on copepods, but examination of the stomach contents of stranded whales shown that krill is also part of their diet.
www.marinebio.com /species.asp?id=326   (736 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Pygmy is a tiny webserver ment for embedding into applications.
Pygmy tries to err on the side of simplicity, but allow for enough flexiblity so that it can be tightly integrated with applications.
When pygmy is run this way it uses the classpath within the pygmy-core.jar file, which includes jar files: pygmy-handlers.jar and pygmy-docs.jar.
pygmy-httpd.sourceforge.net   (4286 words)

 WhaleTimes Fishin' for Facts~pygmy right whale
Distribution Pygmy right whales are only found in the temperate waters of the southern hemisphere.
The pygmy right whale is the smallest baleen whale and, considered by many, the rarest baleen whale.
Because of its shared characteristics with two different whale groups the pygmy right whale is an interesting example of the challenges scientists have when trying to trace an animal’s family tree.
www.whaletimes.org /pygrtwha.htm   (978 words)

 Pygmy on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
PYGMY [Pygmy] or Pigmy, a racial designation of dark-skinned people who live in equatorial rain forests and average less than 59 in.
The theory that all Pygmies are survivors of the ancestral human type, or are migrants of common stock from S Asia in prehistoric times, remains unproven.
The pygmy loris is a small, reddish-brown primate that lives in the trees of Vietnam, Laos and southern China.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/Pygmy.asp   (1052 words)

 Pygmy Rabbit
The smallest rabbit species in North America, the pygmy rabbit measures 9.2-11.6 inches (23.5-29.5 cm) in length, weighs a slight 0.88-1.02 lbs (398-462 g), and is able to fit in the palm of a hand.
Though the historical population and range of the pygmy rabbit is unclear, evidence suggests it was significantly larger than at present.
Separated for thousands of years, the pygmy rabbit’s Washington range is disjunct from the core range and is thought to be a sub-species.
www.pacificbio.org /ESIN/Mammals/PygmyRabbit/pygmyrabbit.html   (555 words)

Pygmy rabbits (Brachylagus idahoensis) are the smallest member of the fFamily Leporidae (hares and rabbits) and make their home in the West.
Pygmy rabbit populations may fluctuate locally and perhaps regionally in response to environmental conditions and are subject to long-term changes.
Purcell and her co-workers spent the 2005 field season mapping the boundaries of the distribution of pygmy rabbits within Wyoming and habitat characteristic measurements, including sagebrush such as height and cover, as well as cover of grasses and forbs, bare ground and litter.
gf.state.wy.us /services/news/pressreleases/05/12/16/051216_2.asp   (1154 words)

 Wild News 1 Pygmy Rabbit
The pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) is the smallest rabbit in North America, a foraging specialist that eats sagebrush, and one of only two North American rabbits that digs its own burrow.
Unlike Idaho pygmy rabbits, which were used by the Oregon Zoo to develop the initial techniques for captive breeding, Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits brought into captivity did not reproduce well and seem to be particularly susceptible to diseases naturally harbored by the animal.
We use Idaho pygmy rabbits as a surrogate for the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit because these rabbits are not endangered in Idaho, which allows us to develop and test reintroduction techniques before they get applied on Washington rabbits.
www.campusecology.wsu.edu /page_044.htm   (1214 words)

 Pygmy Hippo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pygmy_Hippo   (146 words)

 Pygmy Possum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
The Pygmy possum is usually found in an area where there's a great number of different species of plants.
In winter the Pygmy Possum is usually found with its head tucked into its body, its ears over its eyes and coils it tail in bird's nests.
The Pygmy Possum shelters itself with a leaf lined nest in a tree hollow or in leaves of a fl boy.
teachit.acreekps.vic.edu.au /animals/pygmypossum.htm   (464 words)

Pygmy are dwarf, short legged goats generally thought to be from Africa.
Pygmy kids from the RD Ranch are bottle fed from the day they are born with pasteurized goats milk.
Although most of their growing is accomplished by 12 months, you can expect that they can gain up to two inches at the withers by 30 months.
www.rdranch.net /pygmy.html   (1598 words)

 Freak Software
Pygmy can be used to inspect pixel color values (RGB, CMY, and HSV) by magnifying an area of the screen surrounding the cursor.
Among Pygmy's options are an optional grid which is customizeable in in size and color, a "Hot Pixel" outline which makes it very easy to identify which pixel the cursor is over, selection and measurement of the image, remember colors, and much more.
Pygmy has an option to continuously magnify around the cursor, even when the window is docked.
freaksw.com /applications/pygmy   (154 words)

 Pygmy Mammoth Update , Channel Islands National Park
A nearly complete pygmy mammoth (Mammuthus exilis) fossil skeleton, found in 1994, is providing new insight into this poorly known animal, which lived during the Pleistocene.
Pygmy populations derived from elephants or mammoths are known from several locations throughout the world, including the islands of Malta and Sicily in the Mediterranean, several islands in southeast Asia, and Wrangel Island in the Arctic.
The return of the pygmy mammoth specimen to Southern California was celebrated at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History in May of 1997.
www.nps.gov /chis/pygmy.htm   (411 words)

 Pygmy Goat pictures
Pygmy Goats are not very fussy about their accommodation.
Pygmy Goats are relatively easy to house and maintain, however, they need to be treated properly.
Pygmy goat information and baby photos canbe found on the Internet.
www.pygmy-goats.org /pygmy-goats-pictures.htm   (278 words)

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