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Buffer zones of territories of gray wolves as regions of intraspecific strife

Journal of Mammalogy

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Abstract

The locations of 22 territorial gray wolves (Canis lupus) killed by conspecifics in northeastern Minnesota were analyzed in a study involving radio-telemetry from 1968 through 1992. Twenty-three percent of the wolves were killed precisely on the borders of their estimated territories; 41%, within 1.0 km (16% of the radius of their mean-estimated territory) inside or outside the estimated edge; 91%, within 3.2 km inside or outside (50% of the radius of their mean-estimated territory) of the estimated edge. This appears to be the first report of intraspecific mortality of mammals along territorial boundaries.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Buffer zones of territories of gray wolves as regions of intraspecific strife
Series title:
Journal of Mammalogy
Volume
75
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
199-202
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Mammalogy
First page:
199
Last page:
202