Elephants and . . . bees?
July 20, 2012
Elephants and people often clash over food and water. In open habitats—areas where no fences exist between national parks and farms – elephants frequently wander into farmers’ cornfields and eat their crops. Sometimes they’ll eat a whole year’s worth of a family’s food in one night, explains Caitlin O’Connell in The Elephant Scientist. As you can imagine, this makes farmers angry – so angry, some resort to killing the elephants. Fortunately, many people are working to resolve the human-elephant conflict, including one researcher who has come with a creative solution that has everybody buzzing: Bees!
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