Space use and resting site selection of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) living near villages and small towns in Southern Germany

  title={Space use and resting site selection of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) living near villages and small towns in Southern Germany},
  author={Christof Janko and Wolfgang Schroeder and Stefan Linke and Andreas Koenig},
  journal={Acta Theriologica},
In 2005–2008, we radio-tracked 17 foxes in rural areas of Southern Germany. The mean home range size was 76.6 ha (95% MCP) or 138.9 ha (95% fixed kernel), and the built-up area formed an integral part of the home range. Home ranges of juvenile foxes were significantly smaller than home ranges of adult foxes. Gender-specific differences among adult foxes were not established. A minimum population density of 2.7 foxes per km2 and summer densities of up to 13.4 foxes per km2 were calculated… CONTINUE READING
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