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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
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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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Woody vegetation change in response to browsing in Ithala Game Reserve, South Africa

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Abstract: The impact of elephant and other browsers may be magnified when they are restricted within small, fenced reserves. These reserves are becoming commonplace in southern Africa. The composition and structure...

Author(s): Ruth Wiseman, Bruce R. Page & Timothy G. O’Connor
Year: 2004
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 25-37
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Ancestral feeding state of ruminants reconsidered: earliest grazing adaptation claims a mixed condition for Cervidae

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Abstract: Background: Specialised leaf-eating is almost universally regarded as the ancestral state of all ruminants, yet little evidence can be cited in support of this assumption, apart from the fact that all...

Author(s): Daniel DeMiguel, Mikael Fortelius, Beatriz Azanza and Jorge Morales
Year: 2008
Journal: BMC Evolutionary Biology
Page Numbers: 1-13
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Variation in voluntary intake of feeds by captive giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis): Implications for meeting nutrient requirements

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Abstract: Data prompting evaluation of captive giraffe feed selection were obtained from a modified reversal study investigating the effects of dietary physical form and carbohydrate profile. Six non-lactating adult...

Author(s): Celeste C. Kearney, Mary Beth Hall and Ray L. Ball
Year: 2003
Journal: Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group
Page Numbers: 4-7
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Seasonal and geographical influences on the feeding ecology of giraffes in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia: 1973–2014

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Abstract: Obtaining longitudinal data about the feeding ecology of long-lived iteroparous mammals is rare, but enhances our understanding of how the environment influences niche breadth and dietary diversity within...

Author(s): Philips .M. Berry & Fred Bercovitch
Year: 2016
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 1-11
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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
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The Use of Dosed and Herbage n-Alkanes as Markers for the Determination of Digestive Strategies of Captive Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: Selected aspects of digestion in captive giraffes were investigated in two trials with a type of marker that is new for digestive studies in non-domestic species. n-Alkanes were used as internal and external...

Author(s): Jean-Michel Hatt, Matthias Lechner-Doll, and Bob Mayes
Year: 1998
Journal: Journal of Zoo Biology
Page Numbers: 295-309
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Growth, husbandry, and diets of five successfully hand-reared orphaned giraffe calves (giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi and giraffa camelopardalis reticulata)

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Abstract: Giraffe in the wild are in ongoing decline because of poaching and habitat loss and fragmentation, and were recently assessed as ‘‘vulnerable’’ on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation...

Author(s): Janine Meuffels, Cyrillus Ververs, Jason Pootoolal, Martine van Zijll Langhout and Jan Govaere
Year: 2019
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 205–218
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Effects of body size on the diurnal activity budgets of African browsing ruminants

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Abstract: We compared the diurnal activity budgets of four syntopic species of African browsing ruminant that differ widely in body size. These were concurrently studied through all phases of the seasonal cycle,...

Author(s): J. T. du Toit, C. A. Yetman
Year: 2005
Journal: Oecologia
Page Numbers: 317-325