PRELIMINARY FINDINGS REGARDING ELEVATION AS A MAJOR FACTOR IN MOOSE CALVING SITE SELECTION IN SOUTH CENTRAL ONTARIO, CANADA
Thirty-five of 68 (51.5%) known island and mainland moose (Alces alces) calving sites in the Algonquin Region of south central Ontario, Canada, were situated at the highest point of the local and immediately surrounding terrain. Forty-nine of 68 (72.1%) calving site were on the upper quarter (25%) of the immediately surrounding terrain; and 59 of 68 (86.8%) calving sites were on the upper half (50%) of the immediately surrounding terrain. No calving sites were found in depressions.
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