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Author Singh, Randeep ♦ Qureshi, Qamar ♦ Sankar, Kalyanasundaram ♦ Krausman, Paul R. ♦ Goyal, Surendra Prakash ♦ Nicholson, Kerry L.
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Content type Text
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology
Subject Keyword Abundance ♦ Camera trap ♦ Livestock ♦ Population estimation ♦ Ranthambhore ♦ Scavenging ♦ Zoology ♦ Animal Physiology ♦ Behavioural Sciences ♦ Animal Ecology ♦ Evolutionary Biology ♦ Animal Anatomy ♦ Morphology ♦ Histology
Abstract We used camera trapping in conjunction with a spatial explicit capture–recapture model to estimate striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena) density and occupancy models to investigate factors affecting striped hyena detection probabilities in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve (RTR), Rajasthan, India. A sampling effort of 4,450 trap days/nights over 75 days yield 68 photo captures of 21 unique striped hyenas (based on individual markings and visual identification); the estimated striped hyena density was 5.49 ± 1.27 individuals/100 km$^{2}$. Results of our occupancy model suggested that a rugged terrain is an important factor that influences striped hyena detection probability. Correlation with striped hyena detection with human settlement provides evidence of social tolerance of striped hyena towards humans, and more occurrence of resources allowed coexistence of hyena in a human-dominated landscape. This elasticity (inhabited areas close to humans) demonstrated by striped hyenas is an exception among carnivore communities living in this semi-arid habitat.
ISSN 00017051
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-05-06
Publisher Place Berlin, Heidelberg
e-ISSN 21903743
Journal Acta Theriologica
Volume Number 59
Issue Number 4
Page Count 7
Starting Page 521
Ending Page 527

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