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Ungulates rely less on visual cues, but more on adapting movement behaviour, when searching for forage

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Supplemental Information

Data used to calculate inter-patch distance

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2860v1/supp-1

Primary data set used in the analysis

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2860v1/supp-2

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Jan A Venter conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Herbert H. T. Prins conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Alla Mashanova analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Rob Slotow conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

The work was approved by, and conducted in strict accordance with the recommendations in the approved standard protocols of the Animal Ethics Sub-committee of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Approval number 012/09/Animal). All field work was conducted by, or under the supervision of the first author, while he was a staff member of the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency, as part of the operational activities of the appointed management authority of Mkambati (Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency Act no. 2 of 2010, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa).

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The raw data has been supplied as a supplementary file.

Funding

This study was financially supported by the University of Kwazulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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