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Giraffe Restraint, Habituation, and Desensitization at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Abstract: The giraffe restraint device manufactured at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has the capability to fully support the weight of an immobilized adult giraffe in an upright posture and allow physical restraint...

Author(s): Paul P. Calle & John C. Bornmann, II
Year: 1988
Journal: Zoo Biology
Page Numbers: 243-252
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An automated program to find animals and crop photographs for individual recognition

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Abstract: Detailed data on individual animals are critical to ecological and evolutionary studies, but attaching identifying marks can alter individual fates and behavior leading to biases in parameter estimates...

Author(s): Patrick Buehler, Bill Carroll, Ashish Bhatia, Vivek Gupta and Derek E. Lee
Year: 2019
Journal: Ecological Informatics
Page Numbers: 191-196
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Seeing spots: quantifying mother-offspring similarity and assessing fitness consequences of coat pattern traits in a wild population of giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: Polymorphic phenotypes of mammalian coat coloration have been important to the study of genetics and evolution, but less is known about the inheritance and fitness consequences of individual variation...

Author(s): Derek E. Lee, Douglas R. Cavener and Monica L. Bond
Year: 2018
Journal: PeerJ
Page Numbers: 1-23
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Observations on the giraffe central nervous system related to the corticospinal tract, motor cortex and spinal cord: what difference does a long neck make?

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Abstract: The mammalian corticospinal tract is known to contain axons that travel from the cerebral cortex to various levels of the spinal cord and its main function is thought to be the mediation of voluntary movement....

Author(s): N. L. Badlangana, A. Bhagwandin, K. Fuxe And P. R. Manger
Year: 2007
Journal: Neuroscience
Page Numbers: 522-534
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Monitoring Giraffe Behavior in Thermal Video

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Abstract: We present a solution for monitoring nocturnal giraffe behavior by reducing several hours of thermal camera surveillance footage into a short video summary which can be reviewed by experts. We formulate...

Author(s): Victor Gan, Peter Carr and Joseph Soltis
Year: 2015
Journal: 2015 IEEE Winter Applications and Computer Vision Workshops
Page Numbers: -
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Diagnosis and treatment of a fractured third phalanx in a Masai giraffe (Giraffe camelopardalis tippelskirchi)

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Abstract: A 10 yr old male Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) presented with acute right forelimb lameness. Radiographs revealed a fracture of the medial claw of the distal phalanx penetrating...

Author(s): Stephanie B. James DVM, Kriss Koss DVM, James Harper VMD, DACLAM, Janet Martin DVM
Year: 2000
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 400-403
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Sonomorphology of the reproductive tract in male and pregnant and nonpregnant female Rothschild's giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)

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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 Leuders, Cheryl Niemuller, Jason Pootoolal, Peter Rich, Charlie Gray, Wolf Jurgen Streich, Thomas Bernd Hildebrandt
Year: 2009
Journal: Theriogenology
Page Numbers: 22-31
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Ovarian Ultrasonography Correlated with Fecal Progestins and Estradiol During the Estrous Cycle and Early Pregnancy in Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)

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Abstract: Fecal and urinary progestin analyses have shown that giraffes express a short reproductive cycle, averaging 15 days, compared with other large ruminants. However, actual ovarian events have not been correlated...

Author(s): Imke Lueders, Thomas B. Hildebrandt, Jason Pootoolal, Peter Rich, Charlie S. Gray, and Cheryl A. Niemuller
Year: 2009
Journal: Biology of Reproduction
Page Numbers: 989-995
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Pathology and immunohistochemistry of papillomavirus-associated cutaneous lesions in Cape mountain zebra, giraffe, sable antelope and African buffalo in South Africa

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Abstract: Skin lesions associated with papillomaviruses have been reported in many animal species and man. Bovine papillomavirus (BVP) affects mainly the epidermis, but also the dermis in several species including...

Author(s): J H Williams, E van Dyk, P J Nel, E Lane, E Van Wilpe, R G Bengis, L-M de Klerk-Lorist and J van Heerden
Year: 2011
Journal: Journal of the South African  Veterinary Association
Page Numbers: 97-106
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Training Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) for Front Foot Radiographs and Hoof Care

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Abstract: For a large herd of reticulated giraffes, a mainly operant-based training program was created for front foot radiographs and hoof trims in an effort to diagnose and better manage lameness. Behaviors were...

Author(s): Liza I. Dadone,  Amy Schilz, Susan G. Friedman, Jason Bredahl, Steve Foxworth, and Bob Chastain
Year: 2016
Journal: Zoo Biology
Page Numbers: 228-236