Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Why Researchers Dressed as Leopards to Scare Some Monkeys - Atlas Obscura

So, to learn more about the putty-nosed monkey’s alarm calls, the researchers had to get creative. Stephan says the team opted for the most naturalistic disguise they could field-design: A team member covered himself in store-bought leopard-print fabric. While others observed, the low-tech leopard surrogate crept through the dense vegetation, inching toward a group of the monkeys. That’s when things got interesting.

via www.atlasobscura.com

Sounds like fun, if very uncomfortable.


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