Figure 7 : Comparison of solitary versus group hunting scenarios.

From: Energy cost and return for hunting in African wild dogs and cheetahs

Figure 7

Solitary hunter (a) and multiple hunter (b) scenarios assuming a fictional individual kill rate of 0.2. On average, five hunts have to be conducted for one kill. Those hunts can be conducted consecutively by one hunter or simultaneously by five hunters. The kill distance is the sum of all hunt distances and is equal in both scenarios. However, costs (proportional to distance travelled) for individual hunters and for followers is lower for the multiple hunter scenario (b).