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How itchy vicuñas remade a vast wilderness

Vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) male in defensive posture, in Laguna de los Pozuelos Natural Monument, Andes, northwestern Argentina.

A male vicuña strikes a defensive pose. The density of vicuña in a national park in Argentina dropped by 90% after mange broke out among the animals. Credit: Sebastian Kennerknecht/Nature Picture Library

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Nature 603, 205 (2022)



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