Annual arctic wolf pack size related to arctic hare numbers



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During the summers of 2000 through 2006, I counted arctic wolf (Canis lupus arctos) pups and adults in a pack, arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) along a 9 km index route in the area, and muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) in a 250 km2 part of the area near Eureka (80?? N, 86?? W), Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. Adult wolf numbers did not correlate with muskox numbers, but they were positively related (r2 = 0.89; p < 0.01) to an arctic hare index. This is the first report relating wolf numbers to non-ungulate prey. ?? The Arctic Institute of North America.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Annual arctic wolf pack size related to arctic hare numbers
Series title Arctic
Volume 60
Issue 3
Year Published 2007
Language English
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description 3 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Arctic
First page 309
Last page 311
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