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Timing and synchrony of parturition in Alaska caribou

Journal of Mammalogy

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Abstract

Timing of parturition of caribou varies with in populations, but the relative influences of nutritional condition of females during the autumn breeding season and during gestaton on that variation is not known. We determined timing of parturition of caribou in Denali National Park, Alaska, during 1984-1995, which had wide variation in snowfall that influenced nutritional condition and productivity of females. The first young were observed each year between 4 and 15 May. Annual median dates of parturition for radiocollared females during 1987-1995 varied from 13 to 21 May.Synchrony of births did not vary significantly among years. Females

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Timing and synchrony of parturition in Alaska caribou
Series title:
Journal of Mammalogy
Volume
79
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Alaska Biological Science Center
Description:
pp. 287-294
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Mammalogy
First page:
287
Last page:
294
Number of Pages:
8