I was genuinely enchanted the first time I saw impala in the wild.
They typify what’s most captivating about antelope; they’re elegant, beautifully coloured, and they move with speed and grace. I think I said something overly earnest like “they’re so beautiful!”
My remember my companions looked at me with a mixture of surprise, and pity.
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Blue Planet II, the BBC’s latest flagship nature documentary is almost open us, and the press is currently awash with teaser stories and clips.
This week, the Daily Mail, the bastion of British conservative reactionary values, ran a story revealing that Blue Planet II will include footage of a fish changing sex.
The fish in question is the delightful Asian sheepshead wrasse.
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