Ngorongoro crater key to understanding predator-prey relationships

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A lioness walks along a river in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. Photo by Ujuzi African Travel.

It’s common knowledge that the more predators have to eat, the larger their population grows. But that common knowledge was challenged in a study published in Science that found when prey populations double, predator populations don’t increase nearly as much.

The study looked at animal dynamics in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, the Kalahari Desert, and other ecosystems throughout the world.

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