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A Stealthy Praying Mantis Ambushes a Worker Bee

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A Stealthy Praying Mantis Ambushes a Worker Bee

Short | 02:26

Praying mantises are ambush predators, lurking unseen among the branches like a leopard. A praying mantis will eat most insects; but today, it has one in particular target in mind: a bee.

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The African wilderness is famous for fierce predators like lions, hyenas, and leopards, and real-life giants like hippos, elephants, and giraffes. But behind these iconic animals is an overlooked, but equally fascinating, cast of characters. From dung beetles and bees to vultures and termites, these creatures pollinate plants, fertilize the earth, and clean-up messes. No creature survives in isolation, and these unsung heroes play a pivotal role in keeping Zambia's remarkable ecosystem afloat.

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