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Killing of a muskox, Ovibus moschatus, by two wolves, Canis lupis, 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, Ovibus moschatus, by two wolves, Canis lupis, and subsequent caching
Series title:
Canadian Field-Naturalist
Volume:
113
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
3 p.
First page:
673
Last page:
675