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  • Study: Black bears are eating pumas' lunch

    Camera-trap closeup of a puma walking through a dark forest.

    Pumas in Mendocino National Forest killed adult deer more often in seasons when black bears were most active, researchers found. The team also observed black bears eating the remains of adult deer killed by pumas.

    Photo by Max Allen


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  • Editor’s notes

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    The paper “Can’t bear the competition: Energetic losses from kleptoparasitism by a dominant scavenger may alter foraging behaviors of an apex predator” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.baae.2021.01.011