Lion hunting behaviour and vegetation structure in an African savanna

  title={Lion hunting behaviour and vegetation structure in an African savanna},
  author={Scott Loarie and Craig J. Tambling and G. Asner},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • Scott Loarie, Craig J. Tambling, G. Asner
  • Published 2013
  • Geography
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Emerging evidence suggests that male lions are not dependent on female's hunting skills but are in fact successful hunters. But difficulty locating kills and objectively characterizing landscapes has complicated the comparison of male and female lion hunting strategies. We used airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) measurements of vegetation structure in Kruger National Park, combined with global positioning system (GPS) telemetry data on lion, Panthera leo, kills to quantify lines-of… CONTINUE READING
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