From the vault: Born to be wild

Take a walk on the wildside this week as Cosmos explores some random, peculiar and fascinating features found in nature.

New hope for world’s weirdest flower

Deep in the Southeast Asian jungle blooms the world’s biggest single flower; a massive fleshy orb which has evolved to attract insects by mimicking rotting meat. Read more

Threat to wildlife haven in ‘scariest place on Earth’

An unlikely and unique cradle of biodiversity that runs the length of the world’s most heavily militarised border is being threatened by encroaching development, conservation experts say. Read more

Lemur’s long buried secrets revealed

The mystery of the Madagascar dwarf lemur’s winter disappearance has been revealed: it burrows deep into the soil, curled up for a months-long sleep, scientists were astonished to find. Read more

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