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Dugong
The Hebrew term tachash of Exodus 25:5 is considered by some scholars to be a reference to blue processed skins. Other scholars dispute this and suggest instead that the term refers to either an ermine or an okape antelope or an okape or a giraffe or lastly a narwhal or dugong. The above term appears in a text which notes the various types of offerings that the congregation are to bring to the Tabernacle.

The dugong is a kosher, large and protected marine mammal.

Diet: Herbivorous

Habitat: Indian Oceans, and the shores of Sinai.





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