Risk avoidance in sympatric large carnivores: reactive or predictive?

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Abstract

The manner in which animals respond to risk is crucial in understanding species coexistence. Here the authors show that avoidance of more dominant predators by cheetahs in northern Botswana is reactive rather than predictive – a strategy that could be key in enabling competing species to coexist in an ecosystem where risks are widespread and recurrent.

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