Predators in Your Backyard

Across the world scientists are releasing predators, nature’s ultimate killers, close to where people live.
In Florida, a new population of panthers, feared as ambush predators, have been released near to the busy town of Naples.

In the Italian Alps, bears have been reintroduced after they became virtually extinct, and now try to get into people’s homes in the middle of the night.

And in Yellowstone National Park, wolves have been brought back 70 years after they were exterminated.
Horizon meets the scientists behind this radical scheme, and the people who now have to share their backyards with these dangerous predators.

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  1. Humans do not have the right to destroy everything in their path in order to make their lives a little simpler. Like every other living thing on this planet, we need to find a balance with our ecosystem.

    Other creatures lived in these parts of the world before we decided to build cookie-cutter houses and strip malls. Reintroducing them to their proper environment is only one small step in correcting the wrongs we’ve made.

  2. Fear-mongering description.