Observation of an Eastern Wolf ( Canis sp. cf. lycaon ) Caching Food in a Sphagnum Bog in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

@article{Moldowan2017ObservationOA,
  title={Observation of an Eastern Wolf ( Canis sp. cf. lycaon ) Caching Food in a Sphagnum Bog in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario},
  author={Patrick D Moldowan and Hugo Kitching},
  journal={Canadian Field-Naturalist},
  year={2017},
  volume={130},
  pages={351-354}
}
We report summer caching of a partial carcass of a White-tailed Deer ( Odocoileus virginianus ) fawn by an Eastern Wolf ( Canis sp. cf. lycaon ) in a Sphagnum bog in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. The microhabitat conditions in bogs (i.e., low temperature, acidity, and organochemical compounds) likely inhibit food spoilage, making bogs potentially important sites for food caching. Wolves in Algonquin Park experience low summer food availability and high pup mortality from… 

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