An experiment that played human speech in wild areas showed that our voices can terrify even top predators like mountain lions, with consequences that ripple through entire ecosystems.
"A conversation between two hikers...can terrify even top predators such as mountain lions, with consequences that ripple through entire ecosystems": brilliant essay on the effects of human noise on more-than-human life.
Fascinating look at how nature’s most dangerous predators reshape their environments by creating a soundscape of fear
The sound of human poetry—read through speakers—so disturbed fierce predators such as mountain lions that they avoided the area it was playing in. This type of "landscape of fear," created by humans, can have cascading effects, reports
The sound of human poetry terrifies mountain lions
The sound of human poetry—read through speakers—so disturbed fierce predators like mountain lions that they avoided the area it was playing in. This type of 'landscape of fear,' created by humans, can have cascading effects, reports
“We thought it would be funny to play political commentators [to the mountain lions]. But when we had to score the videos, and listen to Rush Limbaugh all the time, it wasn’t very enjoyable.” 😂😂😂
"Even the gentlest of human speech can make wild animals—even top predators—unnerved and watchful…the clearest demonstration yet that we are among the scariest of animals—a super-predator that terrifies even the carnivores that themselves incite terror."
Our reputation precedes us...
Humans Are the Scariest Predator | The Atlantic The Disturbing Sound of a Human Voice — Hearing people talk can terrify even top predators such as mountain lions, with consequences that ripple through entire ecosystems (via ⁦⁩)
The Disturbing Sound of a Human Voice
The sound of human poetry—read through speakers—so disturbed fierce predators such as mountain lions that they avoided the area it was playing in. This type of "landscape of fear," created by humans, can have cascading effects.
Landscape of fear Top predator #unnaturalworld
The Disturbing Sound of a Human Voice
Hearing human voices can terrify even top predators such as mountain lions, with consequences that ripple through entire ecosystems. 😟 #HumanVoices #NoisePollution #Wildlife #AnimalBehavior
Darwinian ecosystems are horrific: Genome-editing can replace “landscapes of fear” with landscapes of bliss: #nature #animals #ethics #veganism #conservation