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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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Does tooth wear influence ageing? A comparative study across large herbivores

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Abstract: We test whether the intensity of tooth wear influences the strength of actuarial senescence across species of large herbivores. We collected from the literature data on tooth wear in the wild (measured...

Author(s): Jean-Michel Gaillard, Vérane Berger, Morgane Tidière, Patrick Duncan and Jean-François Lemaître
Year: 2015
Journal: Experimental Gerontology
Page Numbers: 1-31
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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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Notes on the microstructure of hair of the Orycteropodidae, Elephantidae, Equidae, Suidae and Giraffidae

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Abstract: The microstructure of hair of seven species of southern African mammals is described. Distribution notes and micrographs are presented to assist in hair identification. Keywords: Orycteropodidae, Elephantidae,...

Author(s): D. Buys and Hillary J. Keogh
Year: 1984
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 111-119
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Host preference of the Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus in the Rhodes Matopos National Park, Rhodesia

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Abstract: Records were kept from May 1977 to April 1978 of Yellow-billed Oxpeckers Buphagus africanus and ungulates seen in the Whovi Wild Area of the Rhodes Matopos National Park. Host preference was determined...

Author(s): J.H. Grobler & G.W. Charsley
Year: 1978
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research (1978) 169-170
Page Numbers: 169-170
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Carrying Capacities of Natural Veld in Natal For Large Wild Herbivores

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Abstract: Carrying capacities for wild herbivores in a variety of bioclimatic regions in Natal were examined. In calculating stocking rates, estimated relative energy requirements of the various species were used...

Author(s): M.T. Mentis & R.R. Duke
Year: 1976
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 65-74
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Giraffe and okapi: Africa’s forgotten megafauna

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Abstract: The Giraffidae family includes only two living species of ungulates: the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and the okapi (Okapia johnstoni), both restricted to the African continent. Taxonomically, the...

Author(s): Noëlle F. Kümpel, Sophie Grange and Julian Fennessy
Year: 2015
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 132-134
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Mesowear study of ungulates from the early Pleistocene site of ‘Ubeidiya (Israel) and the implications for early Homo dispersal from Africa

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Abstract: An ongoing question in Anthropology and Archaeology focuses on the role of climate change in human evolution and particularly in the dispersal of hominins out of Africa. One of the main hypothesis posits...

Author(s): Miriam Belmaker & Haley D. O'Brien
Year: 2017
Journal: Quaternary International
Page Numbers: 1-12
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Estimating the trends in herbivore numbers in the Southern District of the Kruger National Park

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Abstract: Census data over several years of survey were utilized to develop a sampling strategy in which the species totals for both abundant and rare herbivore species can be estimated should aerial sample surveys...

Author(s): Riette Eiselen
Year: 1994
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 95-100
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Systematic aerial sample survey of Laikipia county, April 2016 Preliminary Report

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Abstract: A systematic aerial sample survey of Laikipia County (9666km2) was carried out in April 2016 by Kenya’s Directorate of Resource Survey and Remote Sensing survey teams in partnership with Laikipia Wildlife...

Author(s): A.K.Kes Hillman Smith, Gordon O. Ojwang and Victor N Mose
Year: 2016
Journal: Preliminary Report - Kenya’s Directorate of Resource Survey and Remote Sensing
Page Numbers: 1-16