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
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