Still Struggling

February 2004
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;2/9/2004, Vol. 66 Issue 15, p5
Reports on the animals that are near extinction. Mountain gorillas in Africa; Short-beaked dolphins found in the Mediterranean Sea; Riverene rabbits in Africa.


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