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08 Wild Times

Catch up with all the latest developments and discoveries making headlines

34 Foraging wild boar

Mike Dilger sets the challenge of seeing a wild boar this winter, or at least their tell-tale signs

38 Hidden Britain

Nick Baker on the pond olive – a mayfly larva that thrives during frozen winters using a handy metabolic trick

42 60 favourite wildlife hotspots We are celebrating our 60th anniversary with a special round-up of UK locations. Find out how to vote for your favourite!

72 Stunning Siberian jay photos Magical images of this intelligent, forest-dwelling bird, from German photographer Florian Smit

82 Saving seagrass in Ibiza

Read about the super-plant of the Mediterranean Sea and one man’s mission to protect it

90 Elephant-friendly farming How growing crops that are less appetising to elephants could prevent conflict with farmers

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...the little-known penguins that lay one and a half eggs – and then brood just one Page 14

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Keeping Kenya’s hungry elephants from harm

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Fennec foxes star in a new BBC Two series p106

100 Q&A

Can bumblebees play?

106 Go Wild

Chris Packham presents a new BBC documentary on wild canids

109 ID Guide

How to find a few treasures for the nature table

115 Crossword

Plus Spot the Difference

116 Photo Club

This month’s competition

120 Your Letters

Join the debate

122 Tales from the Bush

One young man’s close encounter on a night dive discoverwildlife.com BBC WILDLIFE 7

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