Lions and People -- Uneasy Neighbors

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  • Sep 5 2010 2:50 PM

    Wendy Marsters

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In this Xpeditions lesson, students learn about lion hunting behavior and consider how these predators might pose problems for villagers in areas where lions and people coexist, such as the Laikipia plateau in central Kenya. They brainstorm how corrals (called bomas), dogs, and other preventive options might help reduce the dangers of lions to livestock, and they discuss how Crittercam (a camera that is worn by wildlife to provide information about animal behavior) might reveal more about lion hunting behaviors in order to help the situation. They conclude by designing plans to help people coexist with lions. Less

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    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Geography, Science, Life Sciences, History-Social Science

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