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African Crested Rat (2 of 2)

Caption: Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Oxford, and the National Museums of Kenya have discovered where the African crested rat (or maned rat) gets its poison: the Acokanthera tree, the same source used by East African hunters for poison arrows.

Credit: Susan Rouse

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