• Estimating past and future male loss in three Zambian lion populations

      Becker, Matthew S.; Watson, Fred G.R.; Droge, Egil; Leigh, Kellie; Carlson, Ron S.; Carlson, Anne A. (2013)
      …Zambia contains viable lion populations of considerable importance for photographic and hunting tourism, but long‐term lion demographic data do not exist to guide recent management directives and population projections under different strategies. We described population size, as well as age and sex structure of lions in 3 Zambian national park populations bordering hunting areas, and found them to be male‐depleted relative to other systems….
    • Multi-species occupancy modelling of a carnivore guild in wildlife management areas in the Kalahari

      Van der Weyde, Leanne K.; Mbisana, Christopher; Klein, Rebecca (Elsevier BV, 2018)
      It was hypothesised that land use type surrounding WMAs, human settlements and prey availability might affect carnivore distribution patterns. We conducted a camera-trap study with 96 stations in two WMAs in the Ghanzi district and used a Royles-Nichol multi-species occupancy model to test which factors influenced habitat use for nine carnivore species....
    • Preference assessments as a tool to evaluate environmental enrichment

      Woods, Jocelyn M.; Lane, Erin K.; Miller, Lance J. (2020)
      …Ten-minute free operant, paired-choice preference assessments were implemented in Study 1 to determine the enrichment preferences of African lions (N = 3). Following Study 1, Study 2 was conducted, which examined the behavior of African lions with enrichment items over the course of 30, 24-hr trials to evaluate the relationship between preferences established in Study 1 and long-term interaction with the enrichment….