Monitoring the effects of non-trivial handling in free-living cheetahs

  title={Monitoring the effects of non-trivial handling in free-living cheetahs},
  author={M. Karen Laurenson and Tim Caro},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Abstract Abstract. The long-term effects of wearing a radio collar, aerial radio-tracking and lair examination were assessed in cheetahs, a species potentially sensitive to disturbance and non-trivial handling. Females wearing collars weighing less than 2% of their body weight reproduced regularly, had equivalent food intake and hunting success and were in similar body condition to uncollared females. Collared and uncollared females failed to catch prey for the same reasons. Aerial radio… 

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