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For decades, mathematical ecologists struggling to formulate equations that accurately describe the relationship between predator and prey have come up against the following paradox: if the predators are too successful, the prey population dies out, and then the predators end up starving.
This is known as a genetic bottleneck, and it meant that the remaining cheetahs were forced to breed with their relatives.