Chapter

Among the Naive

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/9780226043647.003.0008
Among the Naive

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

In 1999, a CNN story that focused on animals in Grand Teton reported that mothers and calves were thriving, but unexpectedly, the number of calves was relatively low. The recent decline dropped the Jackson Hole moose population to the bottom tenth to fifteenth percentile in North America. A second marker of fecundity was also low. Like deer, moose have the capacity to produce twins, an event which occurs only when mothers are healthy with much body fat. Alarmingly, twinning rates in Teton moose had also diminished. This chapter describes the author's efforts to gather data on calf survival with and without mothers, in order to offer information about juvenile survival that would inform hunting policies.

Keywords: moose; calves; juvenile survival; Grand Teton; Jackson Hole; hunting policies

Chapter.  5704 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.