Fear the cats! Bold project teaches endangered Australian animals to avoid deadly predator

A team of scientists in Australia are experimenting with what they call a “vaccination approach” to saving endangered wildlife. Never evolving to recognize or escape predators introduced by European colonizers, wildlife like the greater bilby are being trained to recognize predators – like feral cats – using controlled environments such as fenced plots. The experiments have shown some promising results, but because it's still in the early stages, the option to scale these efforts remains unknown.

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