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Clarifications-Not a Water Buffalo-Not A beast either

Banana republic is a pejorative term for a small, often Latin American or Caribbean country, politically unstable, dependent on limited agriculture, and ruled by a small, wealthy and corrupt clique. Coined by O. Henry, American humorist and short story writer in reference to Honduras. "Republic" in his time was often a euphemism for a dictatorship (as it sometimes still is), while "banana" implied an easy reliance on basic agriculture and backwardness in the development of modern industrial technology. Frequently the subject of mockery and humour, and usually presided over by a dictatorial military junta that exaggerates its own power and importance. "The epaulettes of a banana republic generalisimo" are proverbially of considerable size, usually portrayed in satire with a pair of mops.

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In law, a quorum is the minimum number of members of a deliberative body necessary to conduct the business of that group. Ordinarily, this is a majority of the people expected to be there, although many bodies may have a lower or higher quorum.

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The wildebeest (pl.: wildebeest or wildebeests), also called the gnu (pronounced /nu/ or /nju/), is a large hooved (ungulate) mammal of the genus Connochaetes, which includes two species, both native to Africa: the Black Wildebeest or White-tailed Gnu (C. gnou), and the Blue Wildebeest or Brindled Gnu (C. taurinus). Gnus belong to the family Bovidae, which includes antelopes, cattle, goats, and other even-toed horned ungulates.

Wildebeest grow to 1.15–1.4 metres (3'9"–4'7") at the shoulder and weigh between 150 and 250 kilograms. (330 and 550 pounds) They inhabit the plains and open woodlands of southern Africa, especially the Serengeti. Wildebeest can live for more than 20 years.

The principal foodstuff of wildebeest are grasses. The seasonal nature of the African grasslands forces wildebeest to make annual migrations. The main migration is in May, when around 1.5 million animals move from the plains to the woods; they return in November as summer rains water the plains. The cows will calve in summer, on the plains. The calves can walk within minutes, and after a few days can keep up with the rest of the herd. After calving the breeding season begins. Dominant bulls defend territories marked with feces and pheromones produced by scent glands on the hooves. Subordinate males form bachelor herds.

Wildebeest are an important part of the plains ecosystem. Their dung fertilizes the ground and their eating and trampling encourage new growth. They are also an important food source for predators such as lions and hyenas. 

Water Buffalo

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River buffalo redirects here: For the fish sometimes known as river buffalo, see gasper goo.
For information on the controversy at the University of Pennsylvania, see Water buffalo incident.
Water Buffalo
A family of Water Buffalo bathing in a sinkhole, Taiwan
A family of Water Buffalo bathing
in a sinkhole,
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Bubalus
Species: B. arnee
Bubalus arnee
(Kerr, 1792)

The Water Buffalo is a very large ungulate. It survives in the wild in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Vietnam and Thailand and is very widespread as a domestic animal in Asia, South America, North Africa and Europe. It is feral in northern Australia. Wild-living populations also exist in much of South-east Asia but their origin is uncertain: they may be the descendants of wild Water Buffalo, formerly domesticated ferals or a mixture of both. In Asia the population of wild Water Buffalo has become very sparse. Adults range in size from 300 kg to 1200 kg, although females typically weigh around 750 kg and males upwards of 1000 kg. Due to genetic isolation weights can vary greatly even in populations in close proximity. Buffalo seem to have originated from South Asia, from Pakistan and India to Indochina.

The classification of the Water Buffalo is uncertain. Some authorities list a single species, Bubalus arnee with two subspecies, the River (B. arnee bubalis) and Swamp (B. arnee carabanesis) Water Buffaloes; others regard them as closely related but separate species. The Swamp Buffalo is primarily found in the eastern half of Asia and has 48 chromosomes. The River Buffalo is mostly found in western half of Asia, and has 50 chromosomes. Fertile offspring occurs between the two. It does not readily hybridise with cattle which have 60 chromosomes.

Milk from both of these animals may be used by many peoples, and is the traditional raw material for mozzarella cheese and curd due to its higher fat content. Buffalo meat, sometimes called "Carabeef", is often passed off as beef in certain regions and is also a major source of export revenue for India which has the largest population of buffaloes in the world. Water buffalo hide provides a tough and useful leather often used for shoes and motorcycle helmets.

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Ford Taurus pulls up everybody run
White boys jump out pointing wit they guns
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Hope dem boyz didn't find my sack
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A lot of niggaz crossing over dog no not me
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Ford Taurus pull up everybody run
White boys jump out pointing wit they guns
Ford Taurus leave everybody came back (hey)
Hope dem boyz didn't find my sack


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