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