267: Crazy Cat Wolves

267: Crazy Cat Wolves

Brain Junk
Brain Junk
267: Crazy Cat Wolves
Loading
/

Amy asked for zombies. Next to Cordyceps (and the Last of Us), Toxoplasma gondii comes pretty close to taking over mammal brains. A 2022 study in Yellowstone showed wolves are affected by toxoplasmosis in unexpected ways.

Show Notes:

Communication Biology: Parasitic infection increases risk-taking in a social, intermediate host carnivore

Scientific American: Are Cats responsible for “Cat Ladies”?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Post