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

Canadian Field-Naturalist

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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 the four feedings observed, one Wolf cached a leg and regurgitated food as far as 2.3 km away and probably farther. The implications of this behavior for deriving food-consumption estimates are discussed.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Killing of a Muskox, Ovibos moschatus, by two Wolves, Canis lupus, and subsequent caching
Series title:
Canadian Field-Naturalist
Volume
113
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Canadian Field-Naturalist
First page:
673
Last page:
675
Number of Pages:
3