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Predators scats and micromammals identification

Analyzing the content of predators scats can be tricky, especially when they feed on micromammals. Micromammals include small rodents, insectivores, elephant shrews and bats. Black-backed jackals, caracals (and even leopards) hunt micromammals and those can make up a large proportion of mesopredators diets, especially … Continue reading

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Carnivore diet analysis in progress

Since the beginning of the Project in October 2012, Marine has been collecting caracal, black-backed jackal and leopard scats on farms and in Anysberg Nature Reserve to study their diets. With a total of more than 680 scats collected, it … Continue reading

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