Killing of a Muskox, Ovibos moschatus, by two Wolves, Canis lupus, and subsequent caching

Citation
Ld. Mech et Lg. Adams, Killing of a Muskox, Ovibos moschatus, by two Wolves, Canis lupus, and subsequent caching, CAN FIELD-N, 113(4), 1999, pp. 673-675
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environment/Ecology
Journal title
CANADIAN FIELD-NATURALIST
ISSN journal
0008-3550 → ACNP
Volume
113
Issue
4
Year of publication
1999
Pages
673 - 675
Database
ISI
SICI code
0008-3550(199910/12)113:4<673:KOAMOM>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
The killing of a cow Muskox (Ovibos moschatus) by two Wolves (Canis lupus) in 5 minutes during summer on Ellesmere Island is described. After two of t he four feedings observed, one Wolf cached a leg and regurgitated food as f ar as 2.3 km away and probably farther. The implications of this behavior f or deriving food-consumption estimates are discussed.