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Judas camels betray their best mates

Spencer, P. and Hampton, J. (2015) Judas camels betray their best mates. 2015 Research Findings: Bulletin 6.04 Wildlife Biology & Conservation .

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The ‘Judas’ animal control technique relies on the social nature of some invasive species to ‘betray’ the location of their companions. It is an effective method of enhancing shooting programs in highly gregarious mammal species. In this study, we describe the use of social genetic data to examine the utility of the Judas technique in a novel species; wild dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius).

Publication Type: Others
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: School of Veterinary & Life Sciences, Murdoch University
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