Avoiding extinction: Some Asian animals found thriving near humans

22 Oct 2022
Sumatra tiger in the forest
Sumatra tiger in the forest. Image: UQ / Matthew Luskin

Some of Asia’s largest animals, including tigers and elephants, are defying 12,000 years of extinction trends by thriving alongside humans, a University of Queensland-led study has revealed.

Researchers scoured paleontological records to compare the historic distribution of Asia’s 14 largest species with their populations in present-day tropical forests.

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