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Title:

Mortality in a feral population of muntjac Muntiacus reevesi in England

Creator:

Cooke, A. S. ; Green, P. ; Chapman, N. G.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1996

Description:

In Monks Wood National Reserve in Cambridgeshire, England, the death occurred of approximately half of a large, feral population of muntjac deer Muntiacus reevesi (Ogilby, 1839) during January to April 1994. From their body mass and from post-mortem examination, the deer were evidently starving, and pneumonia was the ultimate cause of death in a number of cases. The incident coincident with increased foraging activity. Mortality was much reduced in 1995. Examination of a sample of deer shot in 1995 indicated body mass to be higher than for the 1994 casualties, but still lower than for deer from other sites. Without direct management of the population, future mortality incidents may be anticipated when the winter population is relatively high of weather conditions unfavourable.

Subject and Keywords:

Muntiacus reevesi ; England ; postmortem analysis ; starvation ; mortality ; Mundżak chiński ; Anglia

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

41

Issue:

3

Start page:

277

End page:

286

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.96-27

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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