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A comparative perspective on the evolution of mammalian reactions to dead conspecifics

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Abstract: In a variety of mammalian species, mothers and others care for and/or carry deceased newborns, and sometimes other conspecifics. The rationale for such behavior remains elusive. Based upon field observations...

Author(s): Fred B. Bercovitch
Year: 2020
Journal: Primates
Page Numbers: 21–28
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Utilizing Scents as Environmental Enrichment: Preference Assessment and Application with Rothschild Giraffe

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Abstract: Zoological institutions use environmental enrichment to increase opportunities for animals to engage in species-appropriate behavior. In these facilities, enrichment for giraffe typically consists of different...

Author(s): Caitlin Fay and Lance J. Miller
Year: 2015
Journal: Animal Behavior and Cognition
Page Numbers: 285-291
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A user’s guide to animal welfare science

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Abstract: Here, I provide a guide for those new to the burgeoning field of animal welfare science as to what this comprehensive, relatively young discipline is all about. Drawing on all branches of biology, including...

Author(s): Marian Stamp Dawkins
Year: 00
Journal: Not Specified
Page Numbers: 1-6
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Teaching Young Giraffe Old Tricks: Changing Learned Behaviors in a Herd of Captive Giraffe

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Abstract: At Lion Country Safari (LCS) in Loxahatchee, FL, a sub-tropical climate and the adoption of unnatural behavior by the captive giraffe herd have collided to pose a threat to the health of the giraffe (Giraffa...

Author(s): Ashleigh Kandrac
Year: 2011
Journal: Document provided by the Lion Country Safari
Page Numbers: 1-5
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Giraffe cow reaction to the death of her newborn calf

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Abstract: Observations in their natural habitat of animals’ reactions to recently deceased conspecifics are rare. Documenting a diversity of mammalian responses is essential to augment our understanding of potential...

Author(s): Fred B. Bercovitch
Year: 2012
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 1-4
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Giraffe birth locations in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia: site fidelity or microhabitat selection?

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Abstract: Birth site location can have enormous implications for female reproductive success. Some ungulate species demonstrate consistent birth site fidelity, while others shift birth locations during their lifetimes...

Author(s): Fred B. Bercovitch and Philip S. M. Berry
Year: 2015
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 206-213
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The behaviour of giraffe giraffa camelopardalis in the eastern transvaal

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Abstract: The giraffe in South Africa live entirely in the Eastern Transvaal, a lowveld region primarily of grass or veld with scattered bushes and low trees. The giraffe browse on a wide variety of trees in the...

Author(s): A. C. Innis
Year: 1958
Journal: Zoological Society of London
Page Numbers: 245-275