Other mammals

The following publication concerning species other than meerkats and molerats that have been published by researchers associated with the Kalahari Research Centre.


Jumbam, K. R., Périquet, S., Dalerum, F., & Le Roux, A. (2019). Spatial and temporal variation in the use of supplementary food in an obligate termite specialist, the bat-eared fox. African Zoology54(1), 63-71.

Graw, B., Kranstauber, B., & Manser, M. B. (2019). Social organization of a solitary carnivore: spatial behaviour, interactions and relatedness in the slender mongoose. Royal Society open science6(5), 182160.

Graw, B. (2019). Mechanisms and demographic consequences of dispersal in the cooperatively breeding meerkat. PhD thesis: University of Zurich.

Young, R. (2019). Factors affecting paw lateralization in meerkats. MSc thesis, University of Zurich, (supervised by C. Bousquet and M. Manser).


De Bruin, P. R., Ganswindt, A., Laver, P. & le Roux, A. (2018). Friendly foxes: the relationship between steroid hormones and social behaviour in a monogamous African canid. Journal of Zoology, 306, 110-118.

Périquet, S., & le Roux, A. (2018). Seasonal patterns of habitat selection in the insectivorous bat‐eared fox. African Journal of Ecology, 56(3), 548-554.

Welch, R. J., le Roux, A., Petelle, M. B., & Périquet, S. (2018). The influence of environmental and social factors on high-and low-cost vigilance in bat-eared foxes. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 72(2), 29.


Graw, B., & Manser, M. (2017). Life history patterns and biology of the slender mongoose (Galerella sanguinea) in the Kalahari Desert. Journal of Mammalogy98(2), 332-338.

Renda, S., & le Roux, A. (2017). The sensory ecology of prey detection in the bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis). Behaviour154(2), 227-240.

Welch, R. J., Périquet, S., Petelle, M. B., & le Roux, A. (2017). Hunter or hunted? Perceptions of risk and reward in a small mesopredator. Journal of Mammalogy98(6), 1531-1537.


B Graw, AK Lindholm, MB Manser (2016) Female-biased dispersal in the solitarily foraging slender mongoose, Galerella sanguinea, in the Kalahari. Animal Behaviour 111, 69-78

Jamie Samson, Marta B Manser (2016). Are Cape Ground Squirrels (Xerus inauris) Sensitive to Variation in the Pay‐offs from Their Caches? Ethology, DOI: 10.1111/eth.12504


Samson, J. & Manser, M. 2015. Caching in the presence of conspecifics: Are Cape ground squirrels sensitive to audience attentiveness. Animal Cognition 19: 31-38/doi 10.1007/s10071-015-0910-0.


Russell A. F. (2004) Mammals: comparisons and contrasts. In Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds, Vol II (eds W.D. Koenig and J.L. Dickinson) Cambridge University Press pp. 210-227.

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