Food habits and prey selection of tiger and leopard in Mudumalai Tiger Re- serve, Tamil Nadu, India

@article{Ramesh2009FoodHA,
  title={Food habits and prey selection of tiger and leopard in Mudumalai Tiger Re- serve, Tamil Nadu, India},
  author={Tharmalingam Ramesh and V. R. Snehalatha and Kalyanasundaram Sankar and Qamar Qureshi},
  journal={Scientific Transactions in Enviornment and Technovation},
  year={2009},
  volume={2},
  pages={170-181}
}
Food habits and prey selection of tiger (Panthera tigris) and leopard (Panthera pardus) in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu were assessed from January to August 2008. Chital, Axis axis was the most common prey species in the study area with a density of 55.3 ± 6.28 animals/km 2 followed by common langur Presbytis entellus with 25.9 ± 3.59 animals/ km 2 and gaur Bos gaurus with 11.4 ± 2.14 animals/km 2 .The estimated mean biomass of the potential prey species was 8365.02 kg/km 2 . A total of… 

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