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Apex Predator Decline Spells Trouble for the Environment

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Apex Predator Decline Spells Trouble for the Environment

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Scientists have discovered that the catastrophic decrease in apex predators, such as wild dogs, has led to a huge increase in smaller species lower on the food chain. This causes major ecological disruptions.

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In the largest wilderness in Zambia, apex predators are increasingly under threat from poachers and human encroachment. Now, biologists are in a race against time to protect these carnivores. Join them in the field as they track down elusive cheetahs, put new tracking collars on endangered wild dogs, and perform emergency surgery on a snared lioness. It's dangerous work, but thanks to the Zambian Carnivore Project, the future's looking brighter for these top predators.

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