Translocation of lesser anteater Tamandua tetradactyla at Sierra da Mesa reservoir, Minaçu, Goiás, Brazil

  • Published source details Rodrigues F.H.G., Marinho-Filho J. & dos Santos H.G. (2001) Home ranges of translocated lesser anteaters Tamandua tetradactyla in the cerrado of Brazil. Oryx, 35, 166-169


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Translocate mammals away from sites of proposed energy developments

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Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
  1. Translocate mammals away from sites of proposed energy developments

    A study in 1996–1998 of savanna at a hydroelectric development scheme in Goiás, Brazil (Rodrigues et al. 2001) found that translocated lesser anteaters Tamandua tetradactyla remained close to release sites up to at least nine months after release. Anteaters moved 0.3–2.2 km from release sites during tracking periods. The greatest distances between recorded points in each anteater’s range were 0.3–2.6 km. Eight adult lesser anteaters were moved from an area being flooded for a reservoir and were released at the edge of the reservoir (distances from capture to release sites not stated). They were monitored by radio-tracking, over two weeks each month. Animals were monitored for between four days and nine months and were located between two and thirty times in total, between December 1996 and February 1998.

    (Summarised by: Nick Littlewood)

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