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Your Position :Home->Past Journals Catalog->2009 Vol.28 No.1

Activity Patterns of Badgers in Suburbs of Shanghai
Author of the article:HAO Hui1, CHU Ke-long2, PEI En-le3, XU Hong-fa1*
Author's Workplace:(1. College of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China; 2. Forestry Bureau of Fengxian District; 3. Shanghai Wildlife Conservation Bureau)
Key Words:Meles meles; setts; activity patterns; seasonal variations
Abstract:The activities of badgers in Meles meles the suburbs of Shanghai were observed by infrared video from January 2007 to January 2008. The results showed that badger emergences from setts were concentrated between 19:00 and 22:00, the activity of returns to setts were concentrated between 2:00 and 4:00. The average activity time of badger in the outside of den was about 6 hours per day. There were significant differences in the seasonal duration of the activities, which fall activities in the outside of setts for the duration was 8.23 hours, winter activities for the shortest duration was 3.11 hours. Research showed that the badger lived in the suburbs of Shanghai had no dormant acts.
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