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Influence of drought on predation of elephant (Loxodonta africana) calves by lions (Panthera leo) in an African wooded savannah

Abstract:

Data were collected on species killed by lions Panthera leo in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe between 1998 and 2004. Lions killed predominantly large to medium-sized herbivores, concentrating on buffalo Syncerus caffer, elephant Loxodonta africana, giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis, wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus and zebra Equus burchelli. These species made up 83% of all lion kills found and 94% of the biomass of kills actually observed. Elephant calves made up an unusually large proportion o...

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Journal:
JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
Volume:
270
Issue:
3
Pages:
523-530
Publication date:
2006-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-7998
ISSN:
0952-8369
URN:
uuid:1c1e79bc-c7b1-4226-a2ac-692181afe4c5
Source identifiers:
210945
Local pid:
pubs:210945

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