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bobcat

(Encyclopedia) bobcat: see lynx .

Joshua Tree National Park

(Encyclopedia) Joshua Tree National Park, 1,022,703 acres (414,050 hectares), S California. Lying between the high Mojave Desert and the low Colorado Desert, this park has a unique…

Castle Mountains National Monument

(Encyclopedia) Castle Mountains National Monument, 20,920 acres (8,466 hectares), SE California. Surrounded on three sides by the Mojave National Preserve (see Mojave Desert ),…

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

(Encyclopedia) Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, 30,300 acres (12,272 hectares), W central Colorado, in the Rocky Mts. The park embraces the most spectacular stretch of the 53…

wildcat

(Encyclopedia) wildcat, common name of Old World cats ( Felis silvestris ) of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The wildcat resembles a large domestic tabby cat with a heavy tail;…

Congaree National Park

(Encyclopedia) Congaree National Park, 21,888 acres (8,862 hectares), central S.C., est. as Congaree Swamp National Monument 1976, designated a national park and renamed 2003. Located…

Valles Caldera National Preserve

(Encyclopedia) Valles Caldera National Preserve vä´yās [key], 88,900 acres (36,000 hectares), N N.Mex.; est. 2000. Formerly part of the vast, privately owned Baca Ranch, the preserve…

Jordan, Michael Jeffrey

(Encyclopedia) Jordan, Michael Jeffrey, 1963–, American basketball player, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. As a freshman at the Univ. of North Carolina, he made the shot that won the 1982 National…

NBA Basketball

NBA Basketball Charlotte Bobcats: Construction on Charlotte Bobcats Arena for the NBA expansion Charlotte Bobcats and the WNBA Charlotte Sting began with a ceremonial “groundblasting“ on July…

lynx

(Encyclopedia) lynx, name given to several related small, ferocious members of the cat family. All have small heads, tufted ears, and heavy bodies with long legs and short tails…