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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011, pp. 232-235
Bioline Code: zr11032
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011, pp. 232-235

 en Population, distribution and food composition of wolves ( Canis lupus check for this species in other resources ) at Saihanwula Nature Reserve, Inner Mongolia
Chen, Jiu-Yi; Zhang, Li-Jia; Wang, An-Meng; Nasendelger, Bater; Yuan, Li & Bao, Wei-Dong

Abstract

To provide initial value for population restoration and management of wolves ( Canis lupus check for this species in other resources ) in the wild, line transect survey and fecal analysis method were used to study the population ecology of wolf at Saihanwula National Nature Reserve, Inner Mongolia. The results revealed that the population number was at least seven within the reserve and population density was 4.18± 2.88 individual per 100 km2. The wolf population was mainly distributed in Shengshan and Qinyunshan core areas; active sites appeared mostly along mountain ridges, roads and valleys at Shengshan and mountain ridges at Qinyunshan. Hare ( Lepus capensis check for this species in other resources ) and plants occurred frequently in the food composition of wolf scats. Food types varied between years but not seasons (Winter-Spring and Summer-Autumn).

Keywords
Wolf; Population number; Habitat selection; Food composition

 
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