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The Hissing Cockroaches of Madagascar

Cockroaches gross people out. They live in sewers, dumpsters, and other filthy environs. We associated them with all things unclean. However, not all cockroaches are pests. Indeed, most are benign and some have evolved some unique adaptations in their race to survive. One of those species is the Madagascar hissing cockroach. How big are Madagascar…

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Painted Dogs of Africa

Africa is one of the last great wildnesses on Earth. It is the last continent still dominated by megafauna and the great carnivores that hunt them. At the top of the food chain sit the bigs cats—lion, leopard, cheetah—followed by the spotted hyena with its bone-crushing jaws, while the smaller predator guild is occupied by…

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