About the Authors

Nicolas Perony

Affiliation Chair of Systems Design, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Simon W. Townsend


Affiliations Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Kalahari Meerkat Project, Kuruman River Reserve, Northern Cape, South Africa

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SWT. Performed the experiments: SWT. Analyzed the data: SWT NP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NP SWT. Wrote the paper: SWT NP.