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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 Spatial Ecology, Habitat Preference and Diet Selection of Giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis Giraffa) in the Kalahari Region of South Africa

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Abstract: The research project was conducted within two separate study areas. The main research project was conducted in the Khamab Kalahari Nature Reserve (KKNR) in the North West Province of South Africa. The...

Author(s): Francois Deacon
Year: 2015
Journal: PhD Thesis
Page Numbers: 1-495
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Behaviour and Population Dynamics of Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) on a Kenyan Game Ranch

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Abstract: A study was carried out to obtain information on behaviour, social organisation, movement pattern, feeding habits and population dynamics of the Maasai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) on Game Ranching...

Author(s): Abedelwahab S.M. Sinnary 
Year: 1998
Journal: PH.D Thesis
Page Numbers: 1-204
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The behaviour and dietary preferences of southern giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) on the umphafa private nature reserve, kwa-zulu natal

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Abstract: The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) has been severely neglected among the scientific community in terms of research. This investigation explores their behavioural patterns with focus on feeding behaviours...

Author(s): Katie Souter
Year: 2015
Journal: Dissertation for the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Zoo Biology
Page Numbers: I-58
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Radio-Tracking Giraffe for Ecological Studies

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Abstract: The movements of giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) were monitored by radio telemetry. A collar was designed and tested for marking and long-term radio-tracking. Giraffe were captured following immobilization...

Author(s): V.A Langman
Year: 1973
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 75-78
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Waterhole use by African fauna

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Abstract: Water is one of the fundamental requirements of life but there has been little study on the use of water by free-ranging wildlife communities. We investigated the timing of waterhole use by African fauna...

Author(s): Matt W. Hayward & Madeleine D. Hayward
Year: 2012
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 117-127
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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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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 last African white giraffes live in farmers’ fields

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Abstract: The giraffe population (Giraffa camelopardalis) in Niger is the last representative of the peralta sub-species which lived throughout West Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century. Protected since...

Author(s): Romain Leroy, Marie-Noël de Visscher, Oudou Halidou and Amadou Boureima
Year: 2009
Journal: Biodiversity and Conservation
Page Numbers: 2663–2677