Edit: Large carnivores require lots of territory. What about bears? They're omnivores. How much does that count?

Is there anywhere I could find weight/territory ratios for mammals, depending on diet? Does necessary territory matter so much depending on the diet of a large mammal?


  • $\begingroup$ Bears (depending on species) are omnivorous $\endgroup$ – rg255 Apr 2 '16 at 9:36
  • $\begingroup$ Yep. Realized I was wrong. But the territory size is still something I'd like to find an answer for, if possible $\endgroup$ – user85190 Apr 2 '16 at 11:26
  • $\begingroup$ Also consider that elephants, giraffes, rhinos etc. Are large herbivores and have large territory/ranges $\endgroup$ – rg255 Apr 2 '16 at 11:46
  • $\begingroup$ Any answer is going to vary quite a bit, depending on the productivity of the land in question. It would take much less area to support a bear in say the lush forest/stream environment of southwest Alaska, than in the near-desert eastern Sierra. $\endgroup$ – jamesqf Apr 2 '16 at 18:20

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