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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.

Rhino Ambulances to the rescue

A Rhino Ambulance sounds like a whimsical notion from a children's storybook, but in fact it's the latest innovation from the front lines of the poaching crisis.

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Rabies worse scourge than Ebola

Now claiming around 74 000 lives a year globally, rabies is the top infection transmitted to humans from animals and has been called "the deadliest disease on earth".

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