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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2022

Risky business: red foxes killed when scavenging from snow leopard kills

Samelius, Gustaf; Xiao, Lingyun; Li, Juan; Lkhagvajav, Purevjav; Johansson, Örjan


Scavenging of foods is a common but potentially dangerous behavior that exposes animals to risk of injury and even death from other animals. Here we report on two observations of red foxes that were killed when scavenging from snow leopard kills that illustrates the risks associated with scavenging for red foxes and other small and medium-sized predators.

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Snow Leopard Reports
2022, volume: 1, pages: 7-10

Authors' information

Snow Leopard Trust
Nordens ark
Xiao, Lingyun
Peking University
Li, Juan
Peking University
Lkhagvajav, Purevjav
Snow Leopard Conservation Foundation (SLCF)
Snow Leopard Trust
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology

UKÄ Subject classification

Behavioral Sciences Biology

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