Nitsche K.-A. 2016. The wolf Canis lupus as natural predator of beavers Castor fiber and Castor canadensis // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.15. No.1: 62–67 [in English].

Karl-Andreas Nitsche [], Akensche Str. 10, D-06844 Dessau-Rosslau, Germany.

ABSTRACT. An overview of wolves as natural predator of the beaver in Eurasia and North America will be given. The impact of wolf on beaver populations is depending on local and seasonal conditions. Wolves are not able to reduce beaver populations. Our knowledge about the relations between beaver and wolf is still incomplete and should be further examined.

KEY WORDS: beaver, Castor fiber, Castor canadensis, wolf, Canis lupus, predation.

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