Blog Post Image: Africa’s poison ‘apple’ provides common ground for saving elephants, raising livestock

A five-year study led by Robert Pringle (above), a Princeton University assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, suggests that certain wild African animals, particularly elephants, could be a boon to human-raised livestock because of their voracious appetite for the toxic and invasive plant Solanum campylacanthum, or the Sodom apple. (Photo by Grace Charles, University of California-Davis)

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