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Table 1 The number and percentage of polar bear scats (n = 642) containing ‘vegetation’, ‘animal’, ‘land-based’ food items

From: Dietary composition and spatial patterns of polar bear foraging on land in western Hudson Bay

   Scats containing food item
   # %
Food type (≥ 1)   
  Vegetation 545 84.9
  Animal 294 45.8
  Land-based food 605 94.2
  Land-based animal 227 35.4
Food combinations   
  Animal + Vegetation 220 34.3
  > 1 Animal 60 9.3
  > 1 Land-based animal 42 6.5
  1. ‘Vegetation’ includes grasses, marine algae, mosses, mushrooms and berries; ‘Animal’ includes identified and unidentified birds, mammals and eggs; ‘Land-based food’ includes any food item except seal or polar bear (which could have been consumed on the ice); ‘Land-based animal’ includes caribou, birds, eggs and rodents.