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Animals

It's a slug's life

Schnecke Schleimspur (Imago/blickwinkel)

Tiny and slimy, slugs have the power to disgust, repel - and strip gardeners of their lettuce and their nerves. But for all their unappealing attributes, they are unique survivors that provide a legitimate eco-service. 

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Giant Under Pressure

Giraffe numbers plummeted by 40 percent in the last three decades, and the species is now "vulnerable" to extinction.  

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