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Does Pupil Shape Separate Predator from Prey?

Created on: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A team of scientists, at the University of California, conducted research on the effects different shaped pupils have on vision. Goats and horses for instance have horizontal pupils, while alligators and many cats have vertical pupils. The goal of the study was to determine if these different animals’ pupils evolved in this way to benefit their survival. To learn more about what was discovered, check out this recent publication in the New York Times.

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