oa Madoqua - Changes ion the social behaviour of South West African cheetah
|Article Title||Changes ion the social behaviour of South West African cheetah|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Publication Date||Jan 1979|
|Pages||171 - 184|
|Keyword(s)||Available food, Bush encroachments, Co-operative hunting, Cost-benefit energy ratio, Ecological disturbance, Felid cubs, Infant mortality, Kin selection, Population size, Predation, Size-weight prey and Social cohesiveness|
The social patterns of South West African cheetah are compared to those of the East African cheetah. The data analysed suggest that in the absence of large interspecific competitors grouping of cheetahs occur, prey size expands and litter size increase. No evidence of allo-parenting was found although both females and males exhibited social tendencies.
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