Brown bear Ursus arctos scavenging patterns

@article{Elgmork1995BrownBU,
  title={Brown bear Ursus arctos scavenging patterns},
  author={K. Elgmork and E. Tj{\o}rve},
  journal={Wildlife Biology},
  year={1995},
  volume={1},
  pages={239 - 242}
}
  • K. Elgmork, E. Tjørve
  • Published 1995
  • Biology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • The brown bear Ursus arctos L. has long been believed to skin its prey and to leave behind a large hide and an unmolested skeleton. Camera monitoring in nature and observations in zoos revealed that carcasses were skinned and the skeletons cleaned by scavenging birds, mainly ravens Corvus corax and golden eagles Aquila chrysaetos. These results have implications for the estimates of brown bear densities, supposed damage and compensation. 
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