Did ancient Mayan civilisation collapse because of a sudden drought?

Did ancient Mayan civilisation collapse because of a sudden drought?

The Mayans built spectacular monuments for centuries – and then suddenly stopped. Why?Getty By Michael Le Page Up to around 750 AD, the Mayan civilisation was thriving. Dozens of new monuments were being built every year in what is now Mexico and central America. But by 900 monument building ceased altogether and some cities in […]

Zambia to kill 2,000 hippos because they might spread anthrax

Zambia to kill 2,000 hippos because they might spread anthrax

Hippos are to be culled in Zambia over the next five yearsBorn Free Zambia has announced that it will resume the trophy hunting of hippos in order to prevent the spread of anthrax. However, wildlife activists say the cull will help fuel the hippo ivory trade. The country aims to cull 2,000 hippos living around […]