African wild ungulates compete with or facilitate cattle depending on season.

@article{Odadi2011AfricanWU,
  title={African wild ungulates compete with or facilitate cattle depending on season.},
  author={Wilfred O. Odadi and Moses K Karachi and Shaukat A Abdulrazak and Truman P. Young},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={333 6050},
  pages={1753-5}
}
Savannas worldwide are vital for both socioeconomic and biodiversity values. In these ecosystems, management decisions are based on the perception that wildlife and livestock compete for food, yet there are virtually no experimental data to support this assumption. We examined the effects of wild African ungulates on cattle performance, food intake, and diet quality. Wild ungulates depressed cattle food intake and performance during the dry season (competition) but enhanced cattle diet quality… CONTINUE READING