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Author: Linda Seward

Hippo bippo!

Today we’re going to talk about hippos, mainly because they’re my favourite animal. Hippos live in Africa, and are the third largest land mammal in the world (behind elephants and rhinos). Hippo poaching (illegal hunting) is not as widely known about as rhino or elephant poaching, but sadly hippos are victims too.

Why do hurricanes happen?

We’ve all seen the terrible pictures that have come out of New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, but did you know that the hurricane also bought devastation in Cuba and Haiti?

Are you a vector?

We all travel more than at any other time in human history – planes and, trains, cars etc, along with people travelling abroad for work means that all adults are always on the go.

Reef View & You

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef at 2600km long, and is just off the coast of Australia. It’s also stunningly beautiful, and is home to numerous species of fish and other aquatic animals.

Olympic Legacy

When it comes to this summer, there is one subject that has been on everyone’s lips for months.

Nice weather for ducks?

This summer has been awful for us, but even worse for our feathered and furry friends. This means that our wildlife needs a helping hand from us!

Insects we love to hate

What part do mosquitoes and other insects that we love to hate (I’m looking at you wasps…) play in our ecosystems?

Alien Invaders

What effect do large tsunamis have on aquatic ecosystems? Well, it’s a bit like putting lions in the New Forest…