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Animals Are Becoming Nocturnal To Avoid Interacting With Humans

By Aimee Lutkin

On Thursday, ecologists at the University of California, Berkeley, released a study published in Science Magazine that indicates animals are adjusting their habits to avoid the stresses of human encroachment on their habitat.

According to the research from Kaitlyn M. Gaynor, Cheryl E. Hojnowski, Neil H. Carter, and Justin S. Brashares, human population growth is having a profound influence on the way animals go about their business—specifically, when they choose to go about their business. 

It seems that a number of mammalian species have become nocturnal in an effort to avoid us.