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We estimated densities of Golden Jackals and five ungulate species in Van Vihar National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India.Â It is an enclosed area of about 4.45kmÂ², out of which 3.5kmÂ² is available for free ranging animals.Â Twenty-six transects with a combined length of 22.6km and an effort of 50.2km were walked.Â A total of 1079 animal detections belonging to six different species were made.Â The density of jackals was (17Â±3.8SE)/km2. Among the ungulates, chital had the highest density (118Â±18.8SE)/km2 followed by Sambar (34.1Â±6.9 SE)/km2, Nilgai (13.1Â±2.8SE)/km2, Blackbuck (6.6Â±1.5 SE)/km2 and Wild Pig (3.7Â±0.8 SE)/km2.Â The ungulate biomass was found to be (12979.2Â±2463.26 SE)kg/km2.Â Chital biomass was the highestÂ atÂ (5574.2Â±886.58 SE)kg/km2, followed by Sambar biomass of (4569.4Â±913.75 SE)kg/km2, Nilgai (2358Â±523.24 SE)kg/km2, Blackbuck (211.2Â±66.18 SE)kg/km2Â and Wild Pig (118.4Â±28.37 SE)kg/km2.Â The sex ratio was calculated and most ungulates had female-biased adult sex ratio.Â
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