Litter sizes of brown bears in the Central Alborz Protected Area, Iran

@inproceedings{Nezami2011LitterSO,
  title={Litter sizes of brown bears in the Central Alborz Protected Area, Iran},
  author={Bagher Nezami and Mohammad S. Farhadinia},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract Although smaller than 4,000 km2, the Central Alborz Protected Area (CAPA) is one of the main habitats of brown bear (Ursus arctos) in Iran. During August 2005 to September 2009, we gathered data through direct observations of bears, identifying individual bears by means of age, sex, color, and behavior. We observed bears on 115 occasions. Mean size of cub litters was 2.00 (SE  =  0.20, n  =  13) and varied from 1 to 3. We speculate that low occurrence of meat in food items of the bears… 

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