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Visitors look at a blooming Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum), one of the world's largest and rare tropical flowering plants, at Basel's Botanical Garden September 29, 2014. The flower, which emits strong odour likened to rotting meat, which gives it it's common name 'corpse flower', wilts and dies after two days. Both the 'fragance' and the flower's meat-colouration attract pollinators - carrion flies and beetles.

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Visitors look at a blooming Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum), one of the world’s largest and rare tropical flowering plants, at Basel’s Botanical Garden

Flamingo offspring at Basel zoo...epa03798094 A Greater Flamingo (phoenicopterus roseus) turns his eggs at the zoo in Basel, Switzerland, 23 July 2013. About 20 chicks hatched at the zoo since May. The zoo in Basel is rearing flamingos since 55 years.  EPA/GEORGIOS KEFALAS

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A Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) turns his egg at the zoo in Basel, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Since May, about 20 chicks have hatched at the zoo, which has been rearing the birds for the past 55 years.