Study: Himalayan wolf a major livestock predator, though not by choice


The Himalayan wolf, found throughout the Himalayas, is a major predator of livestock in the region; however, if its natural prey is abundant, it would not show preference for livestock, according to a new study.

Researchers from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, examined and analysed scats from Himalayan wolves as well as snow leopards and red foxes in four areas spread across the Union Territory of Ladakh and the Spiti Valley of neighbouring Himachal Pradesh.

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