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Markhor

Markhor Sientific name The Capra falconeri Description The Markhor is an Asian mountain goat species found in the western part of the Himalayas. The Markhor has corkscrew shaped horns and it has a reddish, brownish coat in the summer and a long, grayish coat in the winter. It is 65 to 115 cm tall at the shoulder and can weigh up to 110kg. Area it is found in The Markhor is mainly found in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. It is adapted to mountain terrain and can be found in mountains at height of up to 3600 metres, in little forests. Why is it endangered? The Markhor is mainly endangered because of over-hunting, for its meat, horns and as hunting trophies. It is also endangered because of habitat loss and competition from live … Read entire article »

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Shirley Temple History and Career

Shirley Temple History Shirley Jane Temple was born on the 23rd of April 1928 in Santa Monica, California, USA. She was a child star. She married a businessman named Charles Black. Before that she was married to John Argor. She had three children whos names were Lindon Susan Argor, Charles Alden Black Jr. and Lori Alden Black. She went to school at Meglin’s, which is a popular talent school. She also went to Alma mater Westlake School for Girls. Shirley Temple started doing movies when she was only three years old. By the age of five she could sing act and dance. Everybody liked her because she was happy and cheerful in her movies. Times were depressing and she put some sunshine in their day. She was the box office champion … Read entire article »

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Mark Shuttleworth Early Years and Interesting Facts

Mark Shuttleworth’s Early Years In his childhood Mark Shuttleworth always dreamed of going to space. He used to build rockets in the backyard of his home. He wanted to go to space even in primary school. Mark Richard Shuttleworth was born on 18 September 1973. He grew up in Welkom, which is in the Free State in South Africa. He now lives in the Isle of Man which is in the Irish Sea, in the British Isles, between Ireland and England and he owns citizenship in South Africa as well as in the United Kingdom. His father was a surgeon and his mother was a nursery school teacher. Mark Shuttleworth went to school at Rondelbosch Boys High School and then he went to Western Province Preparatory School. After that he went … Read entire article »

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Terry Pratchett Background and Writing History

Terry Pratchett Background Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett was born on 28 April 1948 in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, England. He is now 63 years old. His parents were David and Eileen Pratchett and they were originally from Hay-on-Wye,which is a tiny market town which can be found in the Black Mountains of the Welsh Marshes Terry Pratchett went to school at High Wycombe Technical High School. He went to that high school because he thought woodwork would be more fun than Latin He had an interest in radio, computers and astronomy and he owned a telescope. He wanted to be an astronomer, but he did not have the mathematical skills to be one. His first job was a journalist and he started working for the Bucks Free Press at the … Read entire article »

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