Food choice and feeding on carrion in two African mongoose species in an urban environment

  title={Food choice and feeding on carrion in two African mongoose species in an urban environment},
  author={Nadine Elizabeth Cronk and Neville Pillay},
  journal={acta ethologica},
Urbanisation negatively affects many species, yet small carnivores may flourish in urban spaces because of accessible resources and a reduction of predators. Food choices of urban carnivores might be influenced by the availability and abundance of anthropogenic food resources and the co-existence of competing species. We studied the food selection and feeding on carrion of the yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata) and slender mongoose (Galerella sanguinea) in a small urban reserve in South… Expand

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