oa Madoqua - Prey selection by spotted hyaena Crocuta crocuta) in the Namib Desert
|Article Title||Prey selection by spotted hyaena Crocuta crocuta) in the Namib Desert|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 *Desert Ecological Research Unit / Gobabeb, Swakopmund, South West Africa. **Directorate of Nature Conservation, Windhoek, South West Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1980|
|Pages||41 - 49|
|Keyword(s)||Depauperate prey, Dune sand, Feldspar garnet, Granite, Horns, Iron oxide, Kuiseb River, Mica-schist, Plains, Predator, Riparian forest, River, Scavenger, Skulls, Substrate, Trianthema hereroensis, Ungulate biomass and Vertebrae|
Species composition of prey eaten by three groups of spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) in the central Namib Desert was evaluated. Age and sex categories of major prey are based on 55 carcasses and diets on 595 scats collected over 12 months. Gemsbok was the most important food item in the overall diet of two groups, but in a third group gemsbok and mountain zebra are almost equally represented.
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