Thanks to People, Many Animals Become Nocturnal
|06/15/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Lions and tigers and bears are increasingly becoming night owls because of us, a new study says.
Scientists have long known that human activity disrupts nature. Besides becoming more vigilant and reducing time spent looking for food, many mammals may travel to remote areas or move around less to avoid contact with people.
The latest research found even activities like hiking and camping can scare animals and drive them to become more active at night.
Presence has consequences
“It suggests that animals might be playing it safe around people,” said Kaitlyn Gaynor, an ecologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who led the study. read more >>>