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The Bela Krajina Pramenka are native Slovenian sheep. The breed is named after the region in the south-east part of Slovenia from which it originates. The breed has existed in the area for at least 100 years. Breed characteristics include longevity, strength, resilience in difficult and poor conditions, and...
The Krškopolje (black-belted) pig is the only Slovenian indigenous pig breed that is endangered. This breed originates from the Dolenjska region in southeast Slovenia.  Meat of the Krškopolje pig is used to prepare traditional Slovenian sausage called Kranjska. The characteristics of this breed include a white belt over the shoulders, white forelegs, and...
Baudet du Poitou
08 May 2015
History Donkeys from the Poitou region in west of France have been famous since the XVIIth century for the production of mules. Because of its large size, the Baudet du Poitou was used for intraspecies crossbreeding too, in order to improve other donkey breeds. Nowadays, it is used not only to...
The Gobi Desert of Southern Mongolia and Northern China is one of the harshest environments in the world. Temperatures there can drop below -40ºC at night and rise as high as 50ºC during the day. Despite these extremes, Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianus) thrive here because of their coats, which...
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