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Wild Cats of the World
Did you know that European royalty once used cheetahs to hunt deer, or that caracals can capture birds by leaping six and a half feet straight up into the air from a standing start? Have you everExpand
prey selection by tiger, leopard and dhole in tropical forests
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It is suggested that if there is choice, large carnivores selectively kill larger prey, and non-selective predation patterns reported from other tropical forests may be the result of scarcity of large prey. Expand
The Social Organization of Tigers (Panthera Tigris) in Royal Chitawan National Park, Nepal
Sunquist, Melvin E. The Social Organization of Tigers {Panthera tigris) in Royal Chitawan National Park, Nepal. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, number 336, 98 pages, frontispiece, 33 figures,Expand
Coexistence of jaguar (Panthera onca) and puma (Puma concolor) in a mosaic landscape in the Venezuelan llanos
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It is suggested that the abundance of medium-sized prey is an ecological factor that is facilitating the coexistence of jaguar and puma in the study area and Habitat heterogeneity may be another influential factor leading to the coexist. Expand
Jaguars, pumas, their prey base, and cattle ranching: ecological interpretations of a management problem
Jaguar and puma depredation on livestock may be influenced by (1) innate and learned behavior; (2) health and status of individual cats; (3) division of space and resources among jaguar and puma; (4)Expand
Phylogeography and Genetic Ancestry of Tigers (Panthera tigris)
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To investigate the species' evolutionary history and to establish objective methods for subspecies recognition, voucher specimens of blood, skin, hair, and/or skin biopsies from 134 tigers with verified geographic origins or heritage across the whole distribution range were examined for molecular markers. Expand
The use of photographic rates to estimate densities of tigers and other cryptic mammals
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It is shown that the number of camera days/tiger photograph correlates with independent estimates of tiger density, a statistic that is particularly useful for estimating the population density of species that are not individually identifiable. Expand
Diet and habitat selection of the leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis borneoensis) in an agricultural landscape in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
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It is suggested that the significantly higher use of oil palm by leopard cats is related to their preference for areas with high prey ‘catchability’ rather than high prey density. Expand
Population structure, density and biomass of large herbivores in the tropical forests of Nagarahole, India
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Examination of the population structure, density and biomass of seven ungulate and two primate species in the tropical forests of Nagarahole, southern India, using line transect sampling and roadside/platform counts, during 1986–87 concludes that biomass is lower in dry deciduous forests when compared with moistDeciduous or teak plantation dominant forests. Expand
Dietary separation of sympatric carnivores identified by molecular analysis of scats
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Analysis of diets of four sympatric carnivores in the flooding savannas of western Venezuela by analysing predator DNA and prey remains in faeces shows that puma and jaguar scats overlap in size, as do those of puma, ocelot and fox. Expand
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