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An African elephant and reticulated giraffe

A serendipitous snapshot of the two megaherbivores in this study: an African elephant and reticulated giraffe. While almost all elephants had a nematode infection, they had an extremely low probability of sharing a parasite with another species. Meanwhile, less than half of all giraffes had a nematode infection, but they were highly likely to share those parasites with other species.

Photo Credit: 

Titcomb, Hulke & Mantas