Infanticide in a jaguar (Panthera onca) population—does the provision of livestock carcasses increase the risk?

  title={Infanticide in a jaguar (Panthera onca) population—does the provision of livestock carcasses increase the risk?},
  author={Fernando Rodrigo Tortato and Allison L. Devlin and Rafael Jan Hoogesteijn and Joares A. May J{\'u}nior and Jacqueline L. Frair and Peter G. Crawshaw and Thiago Junqueira Izzo and Howard Quigley},
  journal={acta ethologica},
Infanticide is an antagonistic behavior that may provide an evolutionary benefit for the perpetrator. Cases of infanticide have rarely been reported in Neotropical carnivores. The objective of this study was to provide empirical evidence of infanticide in a local jaguar (Panthera onca) population in the Brazilian Pantanal. We present infanticide data from opportunistic sampling. Each month, from 2013 to 2015, we monitored pastures for evidence of livestock carcasses. A remotely triggered camera… 

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