Energy cost and return for hunting in African wild dogs and cheetahs

Full citation: 
Hubel, T.Y., Myatt, J.P., Jordan, N.R., Dewhirst, O.P., McNutt, J.W. & Wilson A.M. (2016) Energy cost and return for hunting in African wild dogs and cheetahs. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11034.
Author/s associated with the CES: 
Neil Jordan

African wild dogs are reported to hunt with energetically costly long chase distances. We recorded 1,119 high-speed chases of all members of a pack using custom-built collars, and showed that dogs ran multiple short, high-speed, mostly unsuccessful chases to capture prey. Modeling showed that the energy return of this approach substantially outweighs the cost of multiple short chases, suggesting that African wild dogs are more energetically robust than previously believed.

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