The civil war in Mozambique ended more than 20 years ago, but many victims have yet to recover. During the 15-year war, large wildlife such as lions, elephants, and hippos in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park declined by more than 90 percent. "The rebel soldiers were poaching animals to eat them, but they were also hunting animals in order to trade their parts for weapons," explains wildlife ecologist and National Geographic Young Explorer Jen Guyton.
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Learn more about Guyton's work on her website and watch her reveal the surprising eating habits of vultures and what that means for the ecosystem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lxNxoOv4Zk
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(Guyton conducted her research as part of National Geographic's Committee for Research and Exploration grant 9459-14.)
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