Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

     
Available items only
E-Books/E-Docs

Title The maned wolves of Noel Kempff Mercado National Park [electronic resource] / edited by Louise H. Emmons.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2012.

Copies

Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  SI 1.27:639    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (viii, 135 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Smithsonian contributions to zoology, 0081-0282 ; no. 639
Smithsonian contributions to zoology ; no. 639.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "We studied the behavioral ecology of maned wolves (Canidae: Chrysocyon brachyurus) for 10 years in Cerrado habitat of Noel Kempff National Park, Bolivia. Most data were collected by GPS-collar technology, which yielded over 37,000 locations in 27 collar deployments on 10 individuals. The eight chapters introduce the study area and methods (1) and describe daily and seasonal activity (2); movements and ranges (3); diet and energetics (4); social interactions and reproduction (5); disease exposure, morbidity and mortality (6); maned wolf conservation (7); and finally, we synthesize the results in an overview of maned wolf behavioral ecology, with hypotheses about the unique form and function of this atypical canid (8). Activity was temperature related and sharply nocturnal in the dry season but partly diurnal in the rainy season. Adult home ranges were 40-123 km2, with strong seasonal variations in land use. Maned wolves averaged 14 km/night travel in dry months and 7 km/night during wet months. Breeding pairs shared territories with contiguous borders, which did not overlap with neighboring pairs. Young females twice stayed until adulthood on natal territories, as presumed helpers, and acquired the territory upon disappearance/death of the adult females. Females were the holders of territories into which males moved to form pairs. Young males all emigrated. By 8 years old, maned wolves showed extreme tooth wear, and dental disease was a major cause of morbidity. Habitat loss is the chief conservation issue for the species, but drought-related resource loss appears to be reducing the study area population."
Note Title from title screen (viewed Aug. 21, 2012).
Subject Maned wolf -- Bolivia -- Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado.
Wolves -- Bolivia.
Maned wolf. (OCoLC)fst01007557
Wolves. (OCoLC)fst01176536
Bolivia. (OCoLC)fst01205549
Bolivia -- Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado. (OCoLC)fst01291081
Added Author Emmons, Louise.
Other Form: Print version: Maned wolves of Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2012 (DLC) 2011045004 (OCoLC)762768226
Standard No. NZ1 15377906
Gpo Item No. 0910-D (online)
Sudoc No. SI 1.27:639

 
    
Available items only