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Beast Buddies - Do Animals Have Friends?

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Abstract: That issue of preferred associates comes close to the human notion of friendship, and it can prove just as important in understanding animal goings-on as it does in people watching. Baboons, bats, and...

Author(s): Susan Milius
Year: 2003
Journal: Science News
Page Numbers: 1-4
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A Multi-Institutional Assessment of Factors Influencing Locomotion and Pacing in Captive Okapis (Okapia Jonhstoni)

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Abstract: The okapi (Okapia johnstoni), native to the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a large, solitary, and diurnal forest-dwelling ungulate highly sensitive to captive conditions. The captive population demonstrates...

Author(s): Cynthia Bennett, Lauri Torgerson-White, Deborah Fripp & Jason Watters
Year: 2015
Journal: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Page Numbers: S43–S61
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The binucleate cell of Okapi and Giraffe placenta shows distinctive glycosylation compared with other ruminants: A lectin histochemical study

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Abstract: The placenta of ruminants contains characteristic binucleate cells (BNC) with a highly conserved glycan structure which evolved early in Ruminant phylogenesis. Giraffe and Okapi placentae also contain...

Author(s): Carolyn J.P. Jones, Sandra A. Wilsher, F.B.P. Wooding, K. Benirschke and W.R. Allen
Year: 2015
Journal: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Page Numbers: 184-190
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Sonomorphology of the reproductive tract in male and pregnant and non-pregnant female Rothschild’s giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rotschildi)

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Abstract: The application of real-time-B-mode ultrasonography to wild and zoo animal medicine has been shown to improve the understanding of reproductive physiology in many species. Ultrasound technology is especially...

Author(s): Imke Lueders, Cheryl Niemuller, Jason Pootoolal, Peter Rich, Charlie Gray, Wolf Jürgen Streich, Thomas Bernd Hildebrandt
Year: 2009
Journal: Theriogenology
Page Numbers: 22-31
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Pigmented villonodular synovitis in a Reticulated giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: A 17-yr-old, female, captive-born reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) presented with acute-onset lameness of the right metacarpophalangeal (fetlock) joint. Despite multiple courses of treatment,...

Author(s): Elizabeth A. Ihms, Anne Rivas, Ellen Bronson and Lisa M. Mangus
Year: 2017
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 573–577
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Using a Fusion of Operant Conditioning and TTEAM to Train Giraffe Calves

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Abstract: All the giraffe calves at The Oakland Zoo undergo an extensive conditioning program to prepare them for a successful life in a captive husbandry situation. Beginning when the calf is between five and fourteen...

Author(s): Amy Phelps & Melissa McCartney
Year: 2007
Journal: TTEAM Connections
Page Numbers: 10-17
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Characterization of 16 microsatellite marker loci in the Maasai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)

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Abstract: Sixteen polymorphic microsatellite markers with an average allele size of k = 4.3 are identified from a genomic plasmid library constructed for giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis ssp.). Primer sequences and...

Author(s): Ryan M. Huebinger, Donna J. Pierson, Thomas W. De Maar, David M. Brown, Rick A. Brenneman & Edward E. Louis, Jr
Year: 2002
Journal: Molecular Ecology Notes
Page Numbers: 531-533
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Higher masseter muscle mass in grazing than in browsing ruminants.

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Abstract: Using cranioskeletal measurements, several studies have generated evidence that grazing ruminants have a more pronounced mastication apparatus, in terms of muscle insertion areas and protuberances, than...

Author(s): Marcus Clauss, Reinold R. Hofmann, W. Jürgen Streich, Jörns Fickel and Jürgen Hummel
Year: 2007
Journal: Oecologia
Page Numbers: 1-9
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Sociosexual behavior, male mating tactics, and the reproductive cycle of giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis

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Abstract: Female distribution exerts a major impact on male mating tactics. Giraffe cows have a reproductive cycle, and a social system, that should favor a male roaming reproductive tactic. We conducted a 2-year...

Author(s): Fred B. Bercovitch, Meredith J. Bashaw, Susan M. del Castillo
Year: 2006
Journal: Hormones and Behavior
Page Numbers: 314-321
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Comparison of anesthesia of adult giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis) using medetomidine-ketamine with and without a potent opioid

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Abstract: Two anesthetic protocols in adult giraffe were compared by retrospective study. Thirteen anesthesia records for medetomidine-ketamine (MK) and seven for medetomidine-ketamine with a potent opioid (MKO)...

Author(s): Katie W. Delk, Khursheed R. Mama, Sangeeta Rao, Robin W. Radcliffe, and Nadine Lamberski
Year: 2019
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 457-460