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Emissaries of a Dying Epoch

Joel Berger

in The Better to Eat You With

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780226043630
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226043647 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.003.0005
Emissaries of a Dying Epoch

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This chapter describes the author's efforts to study bison interactions with wolves, focusing on three geographical areas—those with wolves, those without, and those where bison were once predator-free but now experienced predation. Options of the first sort were limited to northern Canada. The Yukon and Alberta each had about four to five thousand wolves; the Northwest Territories some ten thousand. Areas without wolves were plentiful south of Canada. Only Yellowstone and the Tetons offered the third scenario—bison that had been wolf-free but were so no longer.

Keywords: bison; wolves; predators; predation; Canada; Yukon; Alberta; Northwest Territories; Yellowstone; Tetons

Chapter.  5582 words. 

Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology

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