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Southern pig-tail macaques

PROTEIN SNACK  Southern pig-tail macaques have been observed devouring rats — possibly helping rodent control on Malaysian oil palm plantations.

booby chick

WILD WASTE  Nitrogen from the guano of seabirds, such as this red-footed booby chick, leaches into coral ecosystems and helps them stay robust.

monarch butterfly on tropical milkweed

MONARCH BEWARE  As the climate changes, lovely tropical milkweed popular in gardens may become even more of a danger to monarch butterflies than it is now.

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