Nutritional condition and net body weight for adult female mule deer (Nov 2017–Mar 2018), Wyoming, USA

Anna Ortega, Tayler LaSharr, Matthew Kauffman & Kevin Monteith
Many temperate and polar animals have developed physiological and behavioral adaptations to survive the challenging conditions of winter. Some animals hibernate to reduce energetic expenditure while other animals, including ungulates, migrate to avoid cold temperatures and deep snow. Despite moving vast distances between seasonal ranges, many migratory ungulates are unable to escape the energetic challenges of winter and often rely on reserves of fat to withstand food scarcity and a negative energy balance. The mobilization...
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