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Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 05 Oct 2016 | 0
Year : 2015 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 3 | Pages : 170-181

Food habits and prey selection of tiger and leopard in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve,
Tamil Nadu, India

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Food habits and prey selection of tiger (Panthera tigris) and leopard (Panthera pardus) in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil
Nadu were assessed from January to August 2008. Chital, Axis axis was the most common prey species in the study
area with a density of 55.3 ± 6.28 animals/km2 followed by common langur Presbytis entellus with 25.9 ± 3.59 animals/
km2 and gaur Bos gaurus with 11.4 ± 2.14 animals/km2.

Keywords: food habits, line transect, Panthera pardus, Panthera tigris, prey availability, scat analysis, sympatric carnivores, vehicle transect

Citation: *, ( 2015), Food habits and prey selection of tiger and leopard in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve,
Tamil Nadu, India. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 2(3): 170-181

Received: 2016-05-10 06:18:43; Accepted: 2016-05-10 06:18:51;
Published: 10/05/2016

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