We have proof.  Scientists have discovered the most terrifying predator

We have proof. Scientists have discovered the most terrifying predator

Research has shown that lions are not the predator that animals fear the most. There may be something hidden among the trees that most fauna react to in a panic.

Those who draw knowledge from fairy tales will say that the lion is the “king of the jungle”, and others will correct them that they actually prefer open plains with an emphasis on savannah. However, everyone will agree that it is a formidable and dangerous animal, and meeting it in the wild can end tragically. However, he is not the most terrible animal. Other species react in panic to anything other than a lion’s roar.

Isn’t the lion the most terrifying animal?

Michael Clinchy, a biologist from the University of Canada, in 2023 described lions as: “the largest land predators on our planet, hunting in groups.” In connection with When animals hear a lion, they should panic and be terrified. This is actually happening, but the analysis of over 10,000 recordings has shown that it is not lions that animals on the savannah are most afraid of.

So what scares animals more than a group of hungry lions? The answer is man.

Fear of people is ingrained and pervasive. There is a belief that animals will get used to people if they are not hunted. However, we have shown that this is not the case.

– Said Michael Clinchy from the University of Canada.

Last year, a series of experiments were carried out on animals to check and record their reaction to particular sounds. Ecologist Liana Zanette and her colleagues recreated the sounds of various animals, including lions, at watering holes in the Great Kruger National Park in South Africa. This area has the largest lion population in the world, so other animals are well aware of the danger.

Scientists also let go sounds of human conversations in local languagesas well as the sounds of hunting, including barking dogs and gunshots.

Nearly all of the 19 mammal species involved in the experiment were twice as likely to abandon watering holes when hearing humans talking, compared to lions or even hunting sounds. The animals tested include: rhinos, elephants, giraffes, leopards, hyenas, zebras and warthogs.

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