Mammals: Is It Better To Be Horny or Brainy?

The arms race between prey and predator has been around since the first time one microbe evaded another; it’s a never-ending spiral of adaptations to be faster, stronger or better-defended. Now a new study looking at antipredator defenses across 647 species of mammals has found animals seem to have taken a couple different evolutionary paths to avoid being eaten. Each path came with a trade-off, however.

According to the paper published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biologi

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