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Finding food in a novel environment: The diet of a reintroduced endangered meso-predator to mainland Australia, with notes on foraging behaviour

Robinson, Natasha; Blanchard, Wade; MacGregor, Christopher; Brewster, Rob; Dexter, Nick; Lindenmayer, David B


Translocated captive-bred predators are less skilled at hunting than wild-born predators and more prone to starvation post-release. Foraging in an unfamiliar environment presents many further risks to translocated animals. Knowledge of the diet and foraging behaviour of translocated animals is therefore an important consideration of reintroductions. We investigated the diet of the endangered meso-predator, the eastern quoll Dasyurus viverrinus. We also opportunistically observed foraging...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-12-17
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0243937
Access Rights: Open Access


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