Litter size and basic diet of brown bears (Ursus arctos, Carnivora) in northeastern Turkey

  title={Litter size and basic diet of brown bears (Ursus arctos, Carnivora) in northeastern Turkey},
  author={H{\"u}seyin Ambarlı},
  pages={235 - 240}
Abstract Brown bears (Ursus arctos) are the largest among terrestrial mammals and are at the center of most human-wildlife conflicts, but there has been little ecological research on the species in Turkey. The aim of this study was to document the litter size and diet of brown bears in the province of Artvin. Observations of brown bears were conducted from 2004 to 2012, with a total observation time of 588 h. A total of 72 scats were collected and analyzed. Most bears (43.6%) were spotted… 

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