Seasonal diet and numbers of prey consumed by Cape foxes Vulpes chama in South Africa

  title={Seasonal diet and numbers of prey consumed by Cape foxes Vulpes chama in South Africa},
  author={Unn Klare and Jan F. Kamler and David W. Macdonald},
The Cape fox Vulpes chama is one of the least studied Vulpes species, and little is known about their diet. By analyzing contents of scats, we determined the seasonal diet of Cape foxes on Benfontein Game Farm (BGF) in South Africa, and determined the biomass and number of rodents consumed. We also determined the diet of Cape foxes on a nearby private livestock ranch (PR) in winter when sheep were lambing. On BGF, murids were the dominant food item, and comprised 44–90% of the biomass consumed… 
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