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Settling the Backcountry
Settling the Backcountry

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South Carolina began as a proprietary colony, but in order to attract more settlers, the proprietors gave some of their political control to the landowners. This, however, did not mean that they...

Persistent Trillium | The Cove Forest
Persistent Trillium | The Cove Forest

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A number of rare species occur in cove forests, including the endangered persistent trillium, Trillium persistens. The species is found in deeply incised coves and gorges (acidic coves) in South...
Venus Flytrap | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)
Venus Flytrap | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

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Dionaea muscipula Unique to the two Carolinas Endangered Carnivorous plant 10 - 30 cm (4 - 12 inches) tall with white flowers cluster atop leafless stalk Stalk rises above rosette of bristly, folded...
Catawba River | The Big Picture
Catawba River | The Big Picture

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In 2008, the Catawba River was named the most endangered river in the United States by the advocacy group American Rivers. In this program, The Big Picture looks at the preservation of this river and...
Uroplates Project | Riverbanks Roundup Bits
Uroplates Project | Riverbanks Roundup Bits

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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden works with four major animal conservation groups in an effort to help endangered animals. Let’s check out the Uroplates Project and see how conservation works.
Tomistomas Crocodile | Riverbanks Roundup Bits
Tomistomas Crocodile | Riverbanks Roundup Bits

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The Tomistomas Crocodile is often referred to as the most beautiful of all the crocodiles but, don’t let their good looks fool you. This endangered species can grow up to twenty feet long and weight...
Tomistoma Crocodile | Zoo Minutes
Tomistoma Crocodile | Zoo Minutes

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One of the most unusual and little known of the crocodilians is the false gharial, more accurately known as the tomistoma. This species is known for its narrow snout that is used for catching fish...
Reticulated Python | Zoo Minutes
Reticulated Python | Zoo Minutes

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One of the largest snakes in the world is the reticulated python. Lengths of up to 32 feet have been documented for this large snake. These large snakes also eat large animals such as deer, wild boar...
Black Rhinoceros Conservation | 27:Fifty
Black Rhinoceros Conservation | 27:Fifty

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Calvin Benson of Harlingen, Texas devotes his life to the conservation of the Black Rhinoceros. The Black Rhinoceros is an endangered species, and at the time this segment was made, there were only 50...
Amur Tiger | Zoo Minutes
Amur Tiger | Zoo Minutes

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The largest living cat is the Amur, or Siberian, tiger. These cats are known for their orange and white fur with its black stripes. This pattern camouflages them in the tall grasses or forest...
Bluet | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)
Bluet | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)

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• Hedyotis procumbens • Member of coffee family • Also called Trailing Bluet or Innocence • Perennial herb with shallow roots • Low-growing loose tufts 10 - 15 cm tall • White flowers bloom from July...