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Table 3 Percentage of nights spent in various den types by banded mongooses in northeastern Botswana (2008 – 2011) (this study) and Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda [45]. We used data for 11 groups living in association with humans and 6 groups living without association with humans observed on 525 nights for 1239 (group × night) observations

From: Association with humans and seasonality interact to reverse predictions for animal space use

  ne Botswanaa QENPb
Den type Sync Apod  
Man-made structures
Buildings and structures 38   3
Building material 20   
Scrap 15   
French drains 7   
Overturned boat 1   
Slash pile 1   
Total 81 0 3
Natural structures
Hollow logs 1 67  
Termite mounds 6 28 65
Holes in trees 3 6  
Hole in ground 2   11
Rocks 6   
Erosion gullies    21
Total 19 100 97
Number of observations 1203 36 144
Number of groups 11 6 6
  1. aNortheastern Botswana (Chobe National Park, Kasane Forest
  2. Reserve, towns of Kasane and Kazungula) (this study)
  3. bQueen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda [45]
  4. cSynanthropic (living in association with humans)
  5. dApoanthropic (living without association with humans)