Examples of animal paths.
A close-up of the study site (cf. Figure 1) shows the movement of animals in groups of different size. On the left we observed (17 June 1992, from 6:02 to 8:11) a group of seven adult females moving very sinuously and a single deer (light blue) which leaves the group and moves alone southward in a more linear pattern, albeit it stops to forage in several locations. A group composed by an adult female with its fawn (violet and green, respectively) moved on the 26 June 1992 (6:31–7:26) from the road on the south and reached the bushy area at the centre for then returning back using a different path across the pasture. In the upper zone we may observe a single animal (pink, yearling male, observed on the 29 June 1992, 19:01–20:53), moving in the same area of a group of two deer (light green and light blue, an adult female with its fawn, on the 9 September 1992, 17:05–19:33) which exhibit sinuous paths. Two adult females (blue and red) were observed on the 3 May 1992 (5:36–7:55) moving from the central forested zone to the western border. Two other adult females (blue and orange) moved eastward in the bushy area on the 31 July 1992 (18:58–20:04). A solitary female (red) moved on the 18 June 1992 (6:50–7:26) near the eastern border of the study zone.