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Locusts are one of the most damaging agricultural pests in the world, causing problems since ancient times all the way up until today. This episode, we talk with Ellen Weatherford of the Just the Zoo of Us podcast to learn more about these frightening insects for a special Halloween special.
Tune in to learn:
- How Ellen would rate locusts on effectiveness, ingenuity, aesthetics, and spookiness on a 1-10 scale.
- What makes locusts such problematic animals.
- How humans have learned to fight back against these agricultural nemeses.
- What locusts would look like if they were an actual supervillain.
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National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/group/locusts/#close
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: http://www.fao.org/locusts/faqs/en/
BBC article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52394888
Thomas Reuters Foundation: https://news.trust.org/item/20200702061455-6thv0/
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