Figure 8 : Energy model outcome for African wild dogs.

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

Figure 8

(a) Maximum pack energy gain per kill (EPK_In) divided by pack energy expenditure per kill (EPK_Out) for different pack sizes and compositions (40 kg impala, 3.5 kg dog stomach capacity). (b) Maximum pack energy gain per kill (EPK_In) divided by total daily pack energy expenditure including one kill (EP_total) for different pack sizes and compositions (sustainability line at 1). (c) Number of kills necessary to fulfil daily energy requirement of pack (basal metabolic cost+ranging cost+x times kill cost). (d) Total daily hunting time based on number of kills required; based on kill rate and time between hunts (22.58 min), red line indicated 3 h daily hunting boundary.