July 24, 2021

Predators: Beauties or beasts?

One morning 16 years ago, Marine Drouilly woke up to find a row of dead black-backed jackals and caracals lying on the grass outside the small farmhouse where she lived. Their stomachs had been cut open to try to prove that they had killed sheep. 

Drouilly, a French conservation scientist, had been hired as a field technician to ring birds in the Northern Cape and had dreamed of seeing a caracal in the wild since she was a child. 

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