Brachygnathia Superior in a New-Born Giraffe Giraffa Camelopardalis Giraffa Schreber

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Abstract: A female giraffe, the sixth calf born to a 16-year old cow, displayed a deformity known as extreme brachygnathia superior and died some hours after birth. Death was ascribed to inability to breathe freely...

Author(s): C.J. Lightfoot
Year: 1977
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 111-112

Observations On Lactation And Milk Composition Of The Giraffe Giraffa Camelopardalis

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Abstract: Milk samples collected from giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis in the eastern Transvaal Lowveld of South Africa were analysed by conventional methods. Changes in the composition of the milk at different stages...

Author(s): A.J. Hall-Martin, J.D. Skinner & A. Smith
Year: 1977
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 67-71

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

Social Organization and Behavioral Patterns of the Captive Giraffe at the Bronx Zoo

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Abstract: The social organization of giraffe has only recently been discovered to have a multi-level structure, and the scientific community lacks the proper understanding of how problems facing giraffe, both in...

Author(s): Inez Mendez, Erika Sipos
Year: 2019
Journal: Irvington High School Science Research
Page Numbers: 1-18

Analysis of stereotypic behaviour and enhanced management in captive Northern Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis housed at Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

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Abstract: In the wild, giraffes live complex social lives exhibiting fission-fusion social systems. They have sophisticated communication which likely forms a crucial component regulating subgroup dynamics. They...

Author(s): Tushar Pramod Kulkarni
Year: 2020
Journal: Journal of Threatened Taxa
Page Numbers: 15426–15435

Factors Affecting Group Size and Vigilance Behaviour of Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) on the Serengeti-Ngorongoro Ecosystem, Tanzania

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Abstract: This study investigated the factors affecting different group sizes of Maasai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) in the Serengeti-Ngorongoro ecosystem. The study was motivated to test the following...

Author(s): Wilfred N. Marealle, Tomas Holmern and Eivin Røskaft
Year: 2020
Journal: East African Journal of Environment and Natural Resources
Page Numbers: 14-23

Nighttime Suckling Behavior in Captive Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata)

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Abstract: Suckling behaviors are useful to better understand mother–offspring relationships. However, in many species, knowledge about nighttime suckling behavior is sparse. In the present study, we investigated...

Author(s): Miho Saito, Naoko Takagi, Masayuki Tanaka and Yumi Yamanashi
Year: 2020
Journal: Zoological Science
Page Numbers: 1–6

Simultaneous multiple‐calf allonursing by a wild Masai giraffe

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Abstract: Allonursing is when mothers nurse young that are not their own. It is rarely seen in wild giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis). Pratt and Anderson (1979) reported that of 860 observations of nursing attempts,...

Author(s): Monica L. Bond and Derek E. Lee
Year: 2020
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 126–128

How social relationships of female giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) change after calving

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Abstract: Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) social structure is described as a fission–fusion society (Bercovitch & Berry, 2009; Shorrocks & Croft, 2009), wherein mother–daughter pairs and specific adult...

Author(s): Miho Saito and Gen'ichi Idani
Year: 2016
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 242-244

Serial tranquilization of a reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) using xylazine

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Abstract: A 5-yr-old captive-born reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) was tranquilized with i.m.xylazine 34 times in a 39-day period to allow nursing by her calf. Xylazine administered 0.16mg/kg...

Author(s): Martha T. Fischer, B.S., R. Eric Miller, D.V.M., and E. William Houston, B.S
Year: 1997
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 182-184