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Disturbance bias when tracking Kalahari leopards Panthera pardus by spoor

J. du P. Bothma, E.A.N. le Riche
Koedoe | Vol 36, No 2 | a379 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v36i2.379 | © 1993 J. du P. Bothma, E.A.N. le Riche | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 September 1993 | Published: 17 September 1993

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J. du P. Bothma, University of Pretoria, South Africa
E.A.N. le Riche, Kalahari Gemsbok National Park,, South Africa

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Abstract

The possible habituation of leopards to spoor trackers or increased disturbance by trackers affecting leopards in the Kalahari was examined. The median flight distance class interval was 0,6-1,0 km and there was no evidence of either habituation or increased disturbance.

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tracking, leopard, Panthera pardus, disturbance bias, Kalahari.

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