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Abstract

White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann, 1780)) are now common in many urban environments throughout their geographic range. Yet, how male and female deer in the urban environment associate, behave socially, and the evolutionary implications of that behavior remains unstudied. We...

Author(s)
Richardson, K. E.; Weckerly, F. W.
Publisher
National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Zoology, 2007, 85, 7, pp 759-766
Abstract

Large males are solitary or occur in small groups in numerous ruminants. I propose that large males may become less social because of differences in costs and benefits of aggression as they age and increase in size and social status. Outside the mating season, large males have little to gain from...

Author(s)
Weckerly, F. W.
Publisher
American Society of Mammalogists, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Mammalogy, 2001, 82, 2, pp 414-421