Lowly Termite, An Unlikely Savior Of Majestic Animals Like Lions, Elephants In African Savannas: Here's Why

February 8, 2015 3:10 AM

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Termites may be partly responsible for holding back deserts, protecting savannas, by building homes for plant life, a new study reveals.

Princeton University researchers found termite mounds worked as a barrier, preventing arid regions from encroaching into grasslands and agricultural areas. By those process, areas are preserved for large animals such as zebras and lions.

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