Cursorial hunting

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Cursorial hunting, also called endurance hunting, is a hunting strategy practiced by animals that are much slower over short distances than their quarry but have superior endurance over long distances.

The hunters will pursue at a relatively measured pace a targeted quarry which in response will make short but high energy sprints to escape. Eventually the relentless pursuit will exhaust the quarry allowing it to be brought down by its pursuers.

Wolves, African wild dogs, hyenas, lungless spiders and humans are all animals that are well adapted to using this hunting strategy.

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