The Atlantic

How Civil War Among Humans Made Animals Braver

In Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, bushbuck lived for years in relative safety, but still reacted to the scent of a lion.
Source: Jeremy Woodhouse / Getty

There was something odd about the bushbuck, the scientists finally decided.

They’d been watching the small antelope in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park in the Great Rift Valley for years, and they’d noticed more and more of the normally cautious, wood-dwelling creatures brazenly grazing on the plains, where they would be easy prey. They were seeking out the lush food that grows in sunny, open places; they

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Atlantic

The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
A Brief History of Roger Stone
The GOP operative and self-described “dirty trickster,” who was convicted today, has been a presence in the president’s life for more than 30 years.
The Atlantic3 min readSociety
Trump Sides With War Criminals
Being no different from our enemies has not been the aspiration of previous presidents, nor of our military.
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
The Candidate Dividing Iowa Progressives
Politically speaking, Marie Herring, a 49-year-old supporter of Elizabeth Warren, and John Thomas Grindle, a 36-year-old Bernie Sanders fan, have a lot in common. Both Iowans want Medicare for All, student-debt cancellation, and a government that tax