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Kalahari Cheetahs: Adaptations to an arid region

Gus Mills and Margaret Mills


This book demonstrates how cheetahs are adapted to arid savannahs like the southern Kalahari, and makes comparisons with other areas, especially the Serengeti. Topics dealt with are: demography and genetic status; feeding ecology, i.e. methods used for studying diet, diets of different demographic groups, individual diet specializations of females, prey selection, the impact of cheetah predation on prey populations, activity regimes and distances travelled per day, hunting behaviour, foraging success and energetics; interspecific competition; spatial ecology; reproductive success and the matin ... More

Keywords: cheetah, Kalahari, spatial ecology, adaptations, feeding ecology, energetics, genetics, interspecific competition, reproductive success, conservation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198712145
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198712145.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gus Mills, author
Research Fellow, Lewis Foundation, South Africa

Margaret Mills, author