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Study from 1915 of sexual habits of Adelie penguins described necrophilia and ‘paedophilia’
Scientists link imports of commodities such as tea, coffee and palm oil to habitat destruction and find UK alone threatens 285 species
Two elephants, a pig, ferret, llama and others are predicting football results this summer
Plans to destroy buzzard nests to protect pheasants for shooting parties are dropped
Traces of nuclear radiation have been found in bluefin tuna that fed off Japan's coast after the Fukushima meltdown
Charity says it is 'stunned' by government's plans to destroy buzzard nests to help shooting estates
A giant flower helter-skelter is the big crowd-pleaser at this most tasteful of flower shows
Families sit on the beaches at Weymouth to watch a traditional Punch and Judy puppet show.
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