ECOLOGICAL TYPES OF STRAY DOGS POPULATION IN THE AREA MOSRENTGEN, MOSCOW

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The structure of population of stray dogs of the settlement of Mosrentgen consists of the intra population groups including from 4 to 8 individuals and a small number of single males. There is an insignificant flow of migrants across the territory. Three ecological types of homeless animals are formed on the combination of a stage of running wild and foraging (food procurement) strategy: community- owned dependant dogs-parasites, stray dogs and feral dogs, eating a waste. The number of groups and the size of the territory occupied by them depend on socialization for people, foraging strategy and type of the urban environment. The groups with high extent of socialization for people include more numbers of individuals and occupy the larger territories. Groups which collecting foraging strategy, as a rule, occupy the bigger territory. The territories of park and forest aren’t used by dogs as a constant habitat.

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A S Zhulenko

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Podolskoe shosse, 8/5, Moscow, Russia, 115093

G V Polynova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Podolskoe shosse, 8/5, Moscow, Russia, 115093

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