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Tiger Deception Scares Off Crop Raiding Elephants

September 24, 2013
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Using a system of sensors and speakers, researchers in California are exploiting elephants' natural survival instincts to stop them encroaching on farms and villages in India. By fooling the elephants into believing there are predators nearby, the researchers say crops and lives can be saved. Ben Gruber reports.

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