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Lions kill rate

Postby wawhitey » 02 12, 2021 •  [Post 1]

Interesting article. This lion killed 5 deer and 17 elk in 2 months. When they say a lion takes a deer per week, thats how much they need to eat, not how much thry kill. This cat had 50% of its kills stolen by black bears. So in addition to killing fawns, black bears cause lions to kill more. Large bear populations do have a big impact on ungulate numbers. https://www.themeateater.com/video/wild ... ional-park
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Re: Lions kill rate

Postby 7mmfan » 02 12, 2021 •  [Post 2]

That is interesting how many more elk they kill. I always assumed even a mature cougar may struggle with a mature elk.

The point of them having their kills being stolen by other predators is definitely underplayed, and not recognized by most people. Add wolves to the mix and I bet that number goes significantly higher.
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Re: Lions kill rate

Postby Lefty » 02 14, 2021 •  [Post 3]

I was after one big tom that killed a yearling and adult cow moose. Deep snow

Coyotes ravens, eagles shared the kill, almost 6 weeks to clean it all up.

Lots of animals kill for fun and not food. My brother claims otters are hurting the turtle population in Minnesota. Wolves are wiping out the beaver in wolf country And huge numbers of sheep just for fun.
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