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How to help animals caught in the fire

With the Cape Fires showing no signs of slowing, the thoughts of many have turned to the animals and other wildlife caught in the flames. What are they going through and how can you help?

Snake bites: what to do

South Africa has several venomous snakes. Here's how to prevent snake bites and what to do if someone gets bitten.

Road kill: don't look away

Next time you see an animal carcass on the road, don't avert your eyes; stop and take a photo for conservation science.

Should sky lanterns be banned?

They’re gorgeous to watch as they float glowing into the night, but emergency service managers are urging us not to use sky lanterns this Guy Fawkes.

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