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The Impact of Predator Presence on Mammal Clay Licks

The study analyzed the effects of the presence of certain predators, such as jaguars, on the behaviors of mammals in small areas that are located near waterways. The researchers expected that a large number of predators would be present in sections of the rainforest that contain many small animals, yet the findings indicate that particular animals, such as deer and peccaries, know to avoid the area when large felines are present.

A male jaguar was most likely to visit this section of the forest when the creature detected the presence of a female jaguar in heat.

The Impact of Predator Presence on Mammal Clay Licks

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