author={James R. Malcolm and Baron H. VAN LAWICK},
Sur 136 actes de prodation dus aux lycaons observes au Serengeti de 1967 ä 1972, 96 concernaient des gnous et des gazelles de Thomson. Certaines des plus grandes meutes paraissent se spocialiser dans la chasse au zebre. On observe au sein de celles-ci une division du travail au moment de la mise a mort : certains lycaons attaquent les zebres ä la bouche et leur mordent la levre superieure, tandis que d'autres les oventrent. Les zebres males adultes dofendent activement leurs harems contre les… 

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