Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Master → Etats Unis → 1969 → The behavior of pronghorn-antelope in southcentral New Mexico

New Mexico State University (1969)

The behavior of pronghorn-antelope in southcentral New Mexico

Engelking, Charles Thomas

Titre : The behavior of pronghorn-antelope in southcentral New Mexico

Auteur : Engelking, Charles Thomas

Université de soutenance  : New Mexico State University

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 1969

This study was conducted to determine some behavior patterns of pronghorn-antelope (Antilocapra americana) and to determine what factors were responsible for the static condition of these herds. The herds under study are located on the Jornada Del Muerto Plains, 23 miles north of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and on Fort Stanton, approximately five miles east of Capitan, New Mexico. Behavior studies included sexual, ingestive, eliminative, bedding, and individual and social behavior patterns. Interspecies relationships of pronghorns and how fences influenced distribution and movement was also studied. As a result of these behavior studies, several management practices have been recommended for pronghorn antelope. It was concluded that both herds were gradually increasing. The slow growth-rate of the Jornada pronghorn population was attributed to inferior forage as a result of low precipitation levels. A combination of poaching and forage availability was thought to be the cause for the slow growth-rate of the Fort Stanton population.

Mots Clés : Antilocarpa,behavior, mammal, Antilocarpa, mammal, pronghorn antelope, management, Antilocarpa

Présentation (Jornada NMSU)

Annonce (NMSU Library)

Page publiée le 29 mars 2016, mise à jour le 23 décembre 2019