Communal hunting and pack size in African wild dogs, Lycaon pictus

@article{Creel1995CommunalHA,
  title={Communal hunting and pack size in African wild dogs, Lycaon pictus
},
  author={S. Creel and N. Creel},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1995},
  volume={50},
  pages={1325-1339}
}
Abstract African wild dogs are 20–25 kg social carnivores whose major prey are ungulates ranging from 15 to 200 kg. In the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania, wild dog pack size ranged from three to 20 adults (3–44 including yearlings and pups). Data from 905 hunts and 404 kills showed that hunting success, prey mass and the probability of multiple kills increased with number of adults. Chase distance decreased with number of adults. None the less, the distribution of per capita food intake across… Expand

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