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Year of the Tiger 2010, Chinese New Year
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Image by Beverly & Pack
2010 Chinese New Year, Year of the Tiger, beginning on February 14, 2010

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From Wikipedia:

The Tiger ( 虎 ), is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Tiger is associated with the earthly branch symbol 寅.


People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year Of The Tiger," while also bearing the following elemental sign:

8 February 1902 - 28 January 1903: Water Tiger
26 January 1914 - 13 February 1915: Wood Tiger
13 February 1926 - 1 February 1927: Fire Tiger
31 January 1938 - 18 February 1939: Earth Tiger
17 February 1950 - 5 February 1951: Metal Tiger
5 February 1962 - 24 January 1963: Water Tiger
23 January 1974 - 10 February 1975: Wood Tiger
9 February 1986 - 28 January 1987: Fire Tiger
28 January 1998 - 15 February 1999: Earth Tiger
15 February 2010 - 3 February 2011: Metal Tiger

For fun, here's how to say "tiger" in many different foreign langagues:

Afrikaans: tier
Amuzgo: kítziaⁿ
Arabic: نَمِرٌ (námir) m., بَبرٌ (babr) m.
Aramaic:
Syriac: ܛܝܓܪܝܣ (Ṭīgrīs) m.
Hebrew: טיגריס (Ṭīgrīs) m.
Belarusian: тыгра (tigra) f.
Binisayâ: tigre
Bosnian: tigar (bs) m.
Bulgarian: тигър (bg) (tígər) m.
Burmese: ကား (kà)
Catalan: tigre m.
Chinese: 老虎 (lǎohǔ)
Croatian: tigar (hr) m.
Czech: tygr (cs) m.
Danish: tiger
Dutch: tijger (nl) m.
Esperanto: tigro
Finnish: tiikeri (fi)
French: tigre; tigresse
Frisian: tiger
German: Tiger (de) m.
Middle High German: tiger, tigertier
Old High German: tigir, tigirtior
Greek: τίγρις (el) (tígris) m. and f.
Guaraní: jaguarete
Hebrew: טיגריס (he) (tigris) m.
Hindi: बाघ (bāgh) m., व्याघ्र (vyāghra) m.
Hungarian: tigris (hu)
Indonesian: harimau (id), macan (id)
Interlingua: tigre
Irish: tíogar (ga) m.
Italian: tigre (it) m.
Japanese: 虎, トラ(とら, torá)
Khmer: ខាធំ (khlā-thum)
Kannada: ಹುಲಿ (huli)
Korean: 호랑이 (horang-i)
Kurdish: پڵنگ
Lao: ເສືອ (lo) (syya)
Latin: tigris (la) m. and f.
Latvian: tīģeris m.
Lithuanian: tigras m.
Macedonian: тигар (tigar) m.
Malayalam: പുലി (puli), വ്യാഘ്രം (vyaaghram)
Manchu: (tasha)
Norwegian: tiger (no) m.
Persian: ببر (babr)
Polish: tygrys (pl) m.
Portuguese: tigre (pt) m.
Romanian: tigru (ro) m.
Russian: тигр (ru) (tigr) m.
Sanskrit: व्याघ्रः (vyāghraḥ) m.
Serbian:
Cyrillic: тигар m.
Roman: tigar m.
Sinhala: කොටියා (koṭiya)
Slovak: tiger (sk) m.
Slovene: tiger (sl) m.
Spanish: tigre (es) m.
Swedish: tiger (sv) c.
Tamil: புலி (puli)
Telugu: పులి (puli)
Thai: เสือ (seua)
Tibetan: (tag)
Tupinambá: îagûara, îagûareté
Turkish: kaplan (tr)
Ukrainian: тигр (tyhr) m.
Vietnamese: con hổ, con cọp
Volapük: tiaf
Welsh: teigr m.
Xhosa: ingwe
Zulu: ingwe


Speke's Gazelle (5)
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Image by 5of7
Speke's Gazelle (Gazella spekei) is the smallest of the gazelle species. It is confined to the horn of Africa where it inhabits stony brush, grass steppes, and semi deserts. Severe habitat fragmentation means it is now impossible to assess the natural migratory or nomadic patterns of G. spekei. Its numbers are under threat, and despite an increase in population it was announced by the IUCN in 2007 that its status had risen from vulnerable to endangered. Captive population is maintained, and the wild population exists in the lower ten thousands. This photo was taken at the Phoenix Zoo on March 12, 2011.

 
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