Instead of causing problems for farmers, carnivores could actually be beneficial by controlling rodent pests.
Venus flytrap plants have 'traps' that snap shut on insect prey. But they also rely on insects for pollination. New research suggests how the plant avoids eating its allies.
Until this discovery, theropod dinosaurs were thought to be considerably smaller, at three to five metres in body length, during the Early Jurassic.
The land reform programme in Zimbabwe has come at the cost of wildlife and opens up the debate on people versus nature. But there is a way forward.
Carnivorous predators play an important, and until now unknown, role in preserving plant populations in the territories they inhabit.
Some say that keeping wild animals in captivity is cruel. Others believe they promote conservation and give people a link to nature.