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Do large carnivores keep their own numbers in check?

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A defining feature of large carnivores may be their ability to regulate their own population density. Apex predators are commonly defined as the predator at the top of a food chain. Given that they are safe from predation, ecologists generally support the idea that what limits the population size of apex predators in a given ecosystem is the availability of...
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