home range


Definition of home range

: the area to which an animal usually confines its daily activities

Examples of home range in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As one of the most aquatic garter snakes, the narrow-headed garter snake is facing a bleak future in Arizona and throughout its Southwestern home range. Lindsey Botts, The Arizona Republic, 18 Oct. 2021 Wolverines live in extremely low densities and have an average home range of about 500-square miles for an adult male. Abi Cole, Outdoor Life, 12 Mar. 2021 The current study was the first to describe home range size, movements, and habitat selection of Japanese rat snakes. Susan D'agostino, Wired, 28 Aug. 2021 A year ago, these snakes were just doing their thing on their home range. Anton L. Delgado, The Arizona Republic, 13 July 2021 As so often happens with large land animals that make long movements out of their home range, this one ended with Bruno being struck by a vehicle. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 July 2021 Regular bees and wasps kill more people every year in the U.S. than Asian giant hornets do in their home range. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 June 2021 Its home range is about one-fourth to a half-mile in diameter. Jim Gilbert, Star Tribune, 4 Feb. 2021 Big woods bucks are wanderers and may have a home range that extends for 10 miles in any direction. Hal Blood, Outdoor Life, 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of home range

1902, in the meaning defined above

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22 Oct 2021

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“Home range.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20range. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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