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The rat with a deadly secret

Deadly secret: the crested rat transfers poison from the bark & leaves of a highly toxic tree to its fur as a predator-evasion strategy

Understanding Malaria

Malaria is a parasitic disease that is usually spread by the female Anopheles mosquito. Prevention is better than cure, and we provide tips

Saving the Northern White Rhino: Third Embryo Successfully Created

International scientists and Kenyan conservation authorities have successfully created the third viable embryo of the near-extinct northern white rhino. The global initiative has taken yet another step in the long journey to pull this subspecies back from the brink.

Why conservation is failing

There is a war going on in African conservation, and the other side is winning hands down – why is that? Op-ed by Simon Espley

Parrots and people

The lives of parrots and people have been intimately entwined for centuries, if not millennia. Given the familiarity of many of us with some of Africa’s parrots it may come as a surprise that we still know so little about their lives in the wild.

The naked baboon

This rather demonic-looking naked baboon was spotted in Zimbabwe. The lack of fur could be due to 1 of several causes, according to a vet

The boy with sapphire eyes

This photo of the boy with sapphire eyes has caused much doubts about it’s authenticity (it’s real) and debate about ethnicity

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