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Nepenthes Attenboroughii: Unvegan Hero

Although Nepenthes Attenboroughii would be a pretty badass name, it is actually the name of a recently-discovered plant in the Philippines.

Apparently not all heroes come in human form.

This plant lives by the tenets of unvegans everywhere, because it is no ordinary plant. In fact, it is a giant pitcher plant. When people think of plants that eat animals, Venus Flytraps or Little Shop of Horrors are typically the first things that come to mind. Well, Venus Flytraps are child’s play compared to Nepenthes Attenboroughii, which is capable of consuming entire rodents.

Steward McPherson, one of scientists who discovered the plant, said, “I found a [different] species in Borneo with pitchers half the size with dead mice in it.” With this knowledge, there is no doubt that Nepenthes Attenboroughii has eaten its fair share of meat.

For bridging the gap of heroes and eating animals even though most plants don’t know how to, Nepenthes Attenboroughii, you are a true Unvegan Hero!

(via Times Online)