Scent marking in free-ranging tigers,Panthera tigris

  title={Scent marking in free-ranging tigers,Panthera tigris},
  author={J. L. Smith and C. Mcdougal and D. Miquelle},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • J. L. Smith, C. Mcdougal, D. Miquelle
  • Published 1989
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract Data were colleted on the scent-marking patterns of radio-collared and visually identifiable tigers for 4 years in Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Five categories of marking were recorded: urine spraying; scraping with deposits of urine faeces, and anal gland secretions; clawing; cheek rubbing; and vegetation flattening. Urine spraying and scraping were the predominant forms of marking in this population. Tigers marked more heavily at territorial boundaries than in the interior of… CONTINUE READING
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