THE PREDATORS OF AFRICA
Meat is an unpredictable resource in the savanna
As soon as they appeared, about 60 million years ago, carnivores have seen their survival closely linked to that of the herbivores.
Ever since, it has been a never ending chase to adapt between the prey and its predator. The bottom line is that the life of one depends on the survival of the other. It is a fragile balance and the least specialized a predator, the most widespread its species.
However, since meat is an unpredictable resource in the savannah, no mammal carnivore - even vultures – can afford to exclusively depend on it.