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Remains of sheep guarded by Patous (Pyrenean Mountain Dog), killed by wolves and cleaned by vultures, Monts du Cantal. Auvergne Volcanic Regional Natural Park, Auvergne, France

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Flock of sheep and patous; in 2019 sheep in the mountains are not parked or kept at night; hence the break-up in small groups that cannot be watched by 2 or 3 patous; the cantal has become a ZPP (permanent presence zone) for 5 to 6 wolves; they kill sheep at night that vultures clean up during the day. From 4 to 5 vultures present a few years ago, they were more than 50 in 2019, settling on dormitories just above the groups of sheep, the patous fed every 2 days, ogle the reintroduced marmots a lot


Domestic animal / Domestic mammal / Ovine (domestic) / Sheep (Ovis aries)

Europe / European Union / France / Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / Auvergne / Volcanoes of Auvergne (Regional Nature Park of the)

Physical phenomenon / Trace / Activity track / Meal leftover

Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Sky / blue sky

Natural resources use / Alimentation / Meat (food) / Carcass (food)

Natural resources use / Agriculture / Agriculture type / Outdoor breeding / Extensive breeding

Europe / European Union / France / Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / Auvergne / Cantal 15

Earth's crust / Landform / Summit

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / Natural park / Regional Natural Park

Organism / Anatomy / Organ / Physiological system / Locomotor system / Skeletal system / Skeleton

Shot / Overview

Earth's crust / Landform / Valley

Earth's crust / Landform / Mount

Area / Mountain / Lawn and alpine meadow / Mountain pasture

Area / Mountain / Lawn and alpine meadow

Area / Mountain

Individual / Nobody

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Synapsida / Mammalia / Artiodactyla / Bovidae / Ovis

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