The great ice age extinctions likely left the remaining animals scattered

As the world grapples with an extinction crisis, it is the large mammals that are most under threat. These threatened species – rhinos, pandas, tigers, polar bears and the like – have a huge influence on their ecosystems. So what will happen to the little animals that are left behind? The past extinctions of fauna can provide us with clues. Thousands of years ago, many large mammals went extinct including the mammoth, the saber toothed cat and the Australian giant wombat. Extinctions occurred at different times, shortly after human occupation occurred on each continent.

In a study I conducted, we found that after the megafauna went extinct, many mammal species remained alive on their own. This weakens connections between species and may make ecosystems more vulnerable. As human activity drives the extinction of modern megafauna, our research provides valuable insights into the potential impact on smaller surviving species.

The animals need each other

The relationships between species large and small are key in the functioning of an ecosystem, making it stable and resilient. Today’s large mammals are relatively smaller than the megafauna of the last ice age. However, they still play an important role in shaping the ecosystem. Just as … Read More

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Animal Facts That Snakes Most Fear

Snakes are one of the reptiles that are quite feared by other animals as well as humans because of the venom or the coils of snakes that can paralyze and even kill their prey. But it turns out that behind the ferocity of a snake, this scaly animal is also afraid of several animals and tries to immediately avoid it when it meets.

The animal that snakes fear the most

These are the facts about some animals that often prey on snakes so that these animals are most feared by snakes, which are summarized from several sources.

Honey Badger

The Honey Badger is a mammal that is found in Africa, Asia and southern Europe and has been included in The Guinness Book of Records as being the most fearless creature. Even though it looks quite cute, Honey Badger is able to kill a snake by grabbing the back of the snake’s head and then biting it with its strong jaw. Even to finish a snake with a length of 1.5 meters, Honey Badger only takes 15 minutes.
Honey Badger, an animal that is smart enough to know the weaknesses of this opponent, is also very immune to cobra venom. But … Read More

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