Avoidance of temporal overlapping eliminates the negative effects of interference interactions (i.e., harassment, robbing, killing, etc.) and has been observed in competing species of desert rodents (Kenagy, 1973; O'Farrell, 1974), foxes (Di Bitetti, Di Blanco, Pereira, Paviolo, & Perez, 2009), felids
(Azlan & Sharma, 2006; Di Bitetti et al., 2010) and canids (Arjo & Pletscher, 1999), among other taxa (Kronfeld-Schor & Dayan, 2003; Barrull et al., 2014).
The effects of physical characteristics of the environment and feeding regime on the behavior of captive felids
. Zoo Biol., 16: 71-83.
Wultsch and Kelly (2012) compared the effectiveness of linear transects, diamond-shaped transects, and 'opportunistic' (ad hoc) searches for locating scats of large felids
in various habitat types.
Application of assisted reproduction for population management in felids
: the potential and reality for conservation of small cats.
In recent years, the technique of camera trapping has allowed researchers to estimate population sizes of elusive and cryptic species, particularly large felids
(O'Connell et al., 2011; Sunarto et al., 2013).
"Many contemporary species of large felids
feed upon prey that are endangered, raising concern that prey population declines [defaunation] will further threaten felids
," the authors wrote.
Comparative feeding ecology of felids
in a neotropical rainforest.
Artiodactyla, Avian, Canids, Felids
, Hyenids, Perrisodactyla, Primates, Proboscida, Reptiles and Ursid.
Other studies discussed that areas with fences, through which felids
can see conspecifics, other animals, or humans, were associated with increased stereotypic behavior [33, 34].
Lions in India draw hundreds of thousands of tourists eager to collect digital trophies of these spectacular felids
. Economies of zoos are largely dependent on charismatic animals: pandas gifted to Edinburgh zoo in 2011 rescued the institution from the verge of bankruptcy.
In Georgia, these predators include domestic dogs and cats, and native canids, felids
, weasels, hawks, and snakes.