An Evolutionary Arms Race: Speed and Hunting in The African Savannah

By Maryna Mullerman ’20 Prey must run faster than predators to avoid getting killed, while predators must overwhelm prey to avoid starving. There have been numerous studies published on predator-prey relationships, but little research has analyzed high-speed savannah animal locomotion. Alan M. Wilson and researchers from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London aimed to analyze the locomotor characteristics in two predator-prey pairs: … Continue reading An Evolutionary Arms Race: Speed and Hunting in The African Savannah