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Mastozoología neotropical

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GARROTE, Germán. Jaguar (Panthera onca) predation on livestock in the Llanos Orientales of Colombia. Mastozool. neotrop. [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.1, pp.139-145. ISSN 0327-9383.

Some aspects of jaguar attacks on livestock were characterized through inter­views in the municipality of Puerto Carreño (Dept. Vichada, Colombia). The most predated species was the domestic pig (90%, n = 54), followed by horses (6.8%, n = 5) and cattle (1.7%, n = 1). Jaguar selected pigs against other species (?²=103.9; df=1, p<0.0001) and also selected forest against the savannah for their attacks (?²= 15.5, df=1, p<0.0001). Jag­uars were killed in 42% of the ranches evaluated. Measures to reduce attacks on domestic livestock are suggested.

Keywords : Jaguar; Colombia; Conflict; Livestock predation; Llanos.

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