- Title Pages
- part i The Hunt for Eden
- Chapter 1 The Wolf is at the Door-Who's Afraid?
- Chapter 2 The Shy Giant of the Forest
- Chapter 3 A Tropical Primate in Alaska
- Chapter 4 Emissaries of a Dying Epoch
- part ii The Meek and the Bold
- Chapter 5 Subarctic Shadows
- Chapter 6 To Know Thy Enemy
- Chapter 7 Among the Naive
- Chapter 8 A Tiger East of the Sun
- part iii A Search for Ice Age Relicts
- chapter 9 A Continent of Virgins and Recent Ghosts
- Chapter 10 On Being Caribou and Musk Ox
- Chapter 11 Islands of Ice and Innocence
- part iv The Predator's Gaze
- Chapter 12 Changing the Rules of Engagement
- Chapter 13 Nomads of the Gobi
- Chapter 14 The Silent Cats of Patagonia
- part v Making the Beast More Savage, or Less?
- Chapter 15 A Credibility Conundrum
- Chapter 16 Different Sides of the Darwinian Divide
- chapter 17 Of Fear and Culture
- Readings of Interest and Exploration
Among the Naive
Among the Naive
- (p.114) Chapter 7 Among the Naive
- The Better to Eat You With
- University of Chicago Press
In 1999, a CNN story that focused on animals in Grand Teton reported that mothers and calves were thriving, but unexpectedly, the number of calves was relatively low. The recent decline dropped the Jackson Hole moose population to the bottom tenth to fifteenth percentile in North America. A second marker of fecundity was also low. Like deer, moose have the capacity to produce twins, an event which occurs only when mothers are healthy with much body fat. Alarmingly, twinning rates in Teton moose had also diminished. This chapter describes the author's efforts to gather data on calf survival with and without mothers, in order to offer information about juvenile survival that would inform hunting policies.
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