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Mammals Take on the Night to Avoid People


Share daylight with humans? Many animals say “no thanks’, a new study finds.

The global expansion of human activity has had profound consequences for wildlife. Globally, mammals are becoming increasingly nocturnal to avoid humans’ growing presence, according to the study, The influence of human disturbance on wildlife nocturnality, published in Science magazine on June 20, 2018.

The findings show that humans’ presence alone can cause animals, including predators like coyotes and tigers, to alter their sleep schedules.

Can you blame them?