Release:2016, Vol. 2. №1
About the author:Anatoly D. Chesnokov, Senior Researcher, All-Russian Research Institute of Game Management and Fur Farming named after Professor B.M. Zhitkov; firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Abstract:The article analyzes the value of the rowan tree in the nutrition of carnivorous animals in 20 regions of the Russian forest zone. Rowan is of great importance for such predators as sable, marten, omnivorous bear, fox (to a lesser degree) that eat solely its berries. In winter months rowan berries are found in stomachs and excrements of the sable in 50…92 and even 100 percent of cases. In summer period eating rowan berries does not exceed 22.2%. During the period from January to April one sable eats 48 kg of rowan berries.