oa Madoqua - Winter food and foraging behaviour of the aardwolf Proteles cristatus in the Namib-Naukluft Park
Food or Proteles cristatus in the Namib Desert during two years consisted mainly of termites Trinervitermes sp. with other insects playing a subsidiary role. Foraging involves patch utilisation, with up to 15 min. feeding in one patch resulting. Patches can be up to 100 m apart, and time spent in patches and distance between patches probably reflect patterns or food abundance. Aardwolves cover just over 1 km h 1 while foraging and home ranges overlap extensively.
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