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Hippo teeth reveal environmental change

Loss of megaherbivores such as elephants and Hippos can allow woody plants and non-grassy herbs and flowering plants to encroach on grasslands in African national parks, according to a new University of Utah study, published in Scientific Reports. The study used isotopes in hippopotamus Teeth to find a shift in the diet of hippos over the course of a decade in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park following widespread elephant...

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