Why animals fear defenseless humans - WHAT we do
  • They are outnumbered - In heavily populated areas, we have been clearing the landscape which large predators use. The animals that escaped, became wary of humans. A study even showed the sound of humans talking was enough to scare away pumas & smaller predators like bobcats. The human sounds were of people reciting poetry & passages from books.
  • On a brighter note, According to Justin Suraci, lead scientist with an NGO, wild predators' "healthy fear" of humans may help us coexist, "as long as we're conscious about their presence."

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Humans are practically defenseless. Why don't wild animals attack us more?

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Why animals fear defenseless humans - WHO we are
  • We walk upright - According to Joh Hawks, paleoanthropologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison walking upright makes us look tougher & more threatening than we actually are... animals like chimpanzees & gorillas too stand to express threat.
  • Humans are social creatures - We live in groups & aggressively defend ourselves with weapons... taking the fight to predators.

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