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Rhinos, their impacts on savannah and the ghosts of ancient poos

Photos of mutilated rhino corpses have become all too familiar to conservationists lately. Sadly Rhino horn has been making a comeback on the east-Asian black market, mainly fuelled by the myth that it is effective at curing various minor ailments, such as hangovers and fevers, as well as major diseases such as cancer.

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‘Cannibal rats’ would actually nosh on mice

News outlets went berserk a fortnight ago (hey, this still counts as ‘topical’, right?) when a story went viral on the possibility of a ghost ship of cannibal rats crashing into the UK’s coast. The sodding prime minister was even asked about it at PMQs.

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