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
Page Numbers: 22-31
Osteophagia and bone modifications by giraffe and other large ungulates
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Abstract: Ungulates often gnaw on animal bones, antlers, horns, and ivory in order to maintain certain nutritional requirements. The resulting modifications to bones and other skeletal elements have been variously...
Author(s): Jarod M. Hutson, Chrissina C. Burke and Gary Haynes
Journal: Journal of Archaeological Science
Page Numbers: 4139-4149
Giraffe Husbandry Manual
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Abstract: Husbandry manuals serve as a source of reference on the biology, maintenance, housing, health, behaviour, diet, breeding, restrain and transporting of animals held in captivity. They act as a major source...
Author(s): Lorraine Jolly
Journal: Australasian Society of Zoo Keeping
Page Numbers: 1-53
Chemical immobilisation of giraffe to facilitate short procedures
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Abstract: Objective: To describe the chemical immobilisation of giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) for short procedures at Taronga Zoo. Design: A clinical report. Animals: Five giraffe. Procedure: The weight of each...
Author(s): L. Vogelnest and HK Ralph
Journal: Australian Veterinary Journal
Page Numbers: 180-182
Observations on puberty and pregnancy in female giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis)
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Abstract: The age at sexual maturity in the female giraffe G. camelopardalis was found to be 3 years 10 months when in captivity and 4 years 8 months in wild animals. The mean calving interval was 19.9 months for...
Author(s): A. J. Hall-Martin and J. D. Skinner
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 91-94
Scene From Above: Retinal Ganglion Cell Topography and Spatial Resolving Power in the Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)
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Abstract: The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is a browser that uses its extensible tongue to selectively collect leaves during foraging. As the tallest extant terrestrial mammal, its elevated head height provides...
Author(s): João Paulo Coimbra, Nathan S. Hart, Shaun P. Collin and Paul R. Manger
Journal: The Journal of Comparative Neurology
Page Numbers: 2042–2057
Molecular characterization of Blastocystis isolates from zoo animals and their animal-keepers
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Abstract: Blastocystis is an enteric protist and one of the most frequently reported parasitic infections in humans and a variety of animal hosts. It has also been reported in numerous parasite surveys of animals...
Author(s): Unaiza Parkar, Rebecca J. Traub, Simone Vitali, Aileen Elliot, Bruno Levecke, Ian Robertson, Thomas Geurden, Jan Steele, Bev Drake and R.C. Andrew Thompson
Journal: Veterinary Parasitology
Page Numbers: 8-17
Preferred environmental temperatures of some captive mammals
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Abstract: For six months various species of animal were observed in the morning at the Taronga Zoo, Sydney and data was collected on the animal's temperature preferences. Key Words: Temperature, giraffe, Taronga...
Author(s): Anne Innis Dagg
Journal: International Zoo Yearbook
Page Numbers: 127-130
'Billy' bounces back! Nasal tube gives newborn giraffe a second chance AND Live giraffe offspring by AI
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Abstract: A giraffe calf born at Perth Zoo became weak after birth and an indwelling nasogastric tube was placed to allow supplemental feedings. Initial studies for the development of artificial insemination in...
Author(s): Michelle Rouffignac; Dr. Bill Foxworth
Journal: Veterinary Observer
Page Numbers: 1, 3-4
Tactile encounters in a herd of captive giraffe
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Abstract: The behavior of the members of the herd of 18 giraffes at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, was studied for 5 months. The individuals were tolerant of each other, seldom fighting, not even over a receptive...
Author(s): A. I. Dagg
Journal: Journal of Mammalogy
Page Numbers: 279-287