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Dogfight Erupts Over Animal Studies in the Serengeti

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Science  24 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5240, pp. 1302-1303
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5240.1302


The last wild dogs being studied in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park have died, and some researchers point their fingers at scientists studying the animals, arguing that handling—with radio collars and darts—so stressed the dogs that they succumbed to rabies infections. Wildlife biologists vigorously dispute the scientific basis of this hypothesis in a current publication and say the charges have hampered a variety of wildlife studies.