Painting eyes on the backsides of cattle in Botswana appears to prevent attacks from lions in landscapes where they coexist.
Scientists studying African wild dogs in Botswana have found members of this endangered species use sneezes to vote on when the pack will move off and start hunting.
How do African farmers stop lions attacking their cattle? Paint the cows’ backsides, of course. Some lateral thinking by conservation biologist Neil Jordan.
UNSW conservationists are painting eyes on the rumps of cattle in Botswana as part of a study in "psychological trickery" to prevent lion attacks and the lethal retaliation that results.
A unique study tracking African wild dogs wearing high-tech collars has overturned conventional wisdom about how the endangered species hunts prey.