training northern quolls

 

 

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北方袋鼬是澳洲重要的原生小型哺乳類動物,但一直被外來物種海蟾蜍及野貓威脅至瀕危。海蟾蜍對於大部份動物都有劇毒,袋鼬接觸或進食後會死亡。澳洲有研究員訓練袋鼬去避免,希望增加牠們在野外的生存機會。2010年曾試驗這計劃,少數袋鼬存活,但發現餘下的袋鼬能把這些求生技能傳給下一代。

northern quolls are small native mammals in Australia that are threatened by invasive cane toads and feral cats. cane toads are deadly toxic to most animals; a quoll would die if it touch or eat the cane toad. scientists are training quolls to avoid these cane toads and cats, and hope this could increase the survival chance for them. a test in 2010 released a group of trained quolls back to the wild; only small amount of them survived, but their found out the skill was passed down to the next generation.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/22/northern-quolls-released-into-kakadu-in-bid-to-save-species-from-extinction

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