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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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Use of Datura innoxia by ungulates in the Hoanib River, Namibia

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Abstract: The behaviour of springbok Antidorcas marsupialis feeding on the alien invasive plant Datura innoxia is described, as well as nervous symptoms possibly arising from tropane alkaloid poisoning. Dung collected...

Author(s): M. Lindeque & J.L. Scheepers
Year: 1992
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 45-48
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Outlines of wildlife conservation in Angola

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Abstract: A review of the history and present status of wildlife conservation in the Portuguese west African state of Angola is presented. The geomorphology, geology, climate and major biogeographic divisions are...

Author(s): Brian Huntley
Year: 1967
Journal: The Southern African Wildlife Management Association
Page Numbers: 157-166
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Ecology of desert-dwelling giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis in northwestern Namibia

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Abstract: The population size and range of giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis have been greatly reduced in Africa in the past century, resulting in geographical isolation of local populations and some herds surviving...

Author(s): Julian Thomas Fennessy
Year: 2004
Journal: PhD Thesis
Page Numbers: 1-306
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Genetic diversity in fragmented southern African giraffe populations

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Abstract: The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is distributed throughout sub-Sahara in savannah habitat. It is currently listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red Data List, as their numbers are declining. Little is...

Author(s): Marika Edna van Niekerk
Year: 2018
Journal: Master’s Degree Genetics Dissertation
Page Numbers: i-105
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Evolutionary Ecology of Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) in Etosha National Park, Namibia

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Abstract: The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) occupies a variety of habitats across sub-Saharan Africa. It is characterised by a loose social organisation, and a dominance driven polygynous mating system. This...

Author(s): Rachel Brand
Year: 2007
Journal: PhD Thesis
Page Numbers: 1-279
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ON COMPARING THE BEHAVIOUR OF ZOO HOUSED ANIMALS WITH WILD CONSPECIFICS AS A WELFARE INDICATOR, USING THE GIRAFFE (GlRAFFA CAMELOPARDALIS) AS A MODEL

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Abstract: To assess the validity of using wild behavioural data as a welfare indicator for zoo animals, the time budgets of 19 captive giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), from four zoos were compared with the time...

Author(s): J S Veasey, N K Waran and R J Young
Year: 1995
Journal: Animal Welfare
Page Numbers: 139-153
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The genetic status of the introduced giraffe population in Central South Africa

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Abstract: There has been no reliable historical evidence of giraffe occurring naturally in the Free State Province in Central South Africa (Dagg 1962; Deacon & Parker 2016; Sydney 1965). Although Lynch (1983)...

Author(s): Marika E. van Niekerk, Francois Deacon and Paul J. Grobler
Year: 2019
Journal: KOEDOE - African Protected Area Conservation and Science
Page Numbers: 1-7
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Use of home range behaviour to assess establishment in translocated giraffes

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Abstract: Conservation translocation is a management technique employed to introduce, re-introduce or reinforce wild animal and plant populations. Giraffe translocations are being conducted throughout Africa, but...

Author(s): Shea E. Flanagan, Michael B. Brown, Julian Fennessy and Douglas T. Bolger
Year: 2016
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 365-374
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Habitat heterogeneity and social factors drive behavioral plasticity in giraffe herd-size dynamics

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Abstract: Behavioral plasticity, or the mechanism by which an organism can adjust its behavior in response to exogenous change, has been highlighted as a potential buffer against extinction risk. Giraffes (Giraffa...

Author(s): Emma E. Hart, Julian Fennessy, Srivats Chari, and Simone Ciuti
Year: 2019
Journal: Journal of Mammalogy
Page Numbers: 1-11