Sex and activity dependency of distances between Thomson's gazelles (Gazella thomsoni Günther 1884)

@article{Walther1977SexAA,
  title={Sex and activity dependency of distances between Thomson's gazelles (Gazella thomsoni G{\"u}nther 1884)},
  author={F. Walther},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1977},
  volume={25},
  pages={713-719}
}
  • F. Walther
  • Published 1977
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract The preferred distances between adjacent individuals in a file or line of Thomson's gazelles in the wild were greater when grazing than when resting or moving, and greater between males than between females. These differences appear to be related to (a) the resemblance of the postures in grazing and fighting, and (b) the generally greater aggressiveness among males. Grazing with its distance component can initiate territory formation among males, and it plays an important role in… CONTINUE READING
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