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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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Feeding behaviour of lions (Panthera leo) on a small reserve

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Abstract: The prey selection and predatory behaviour of a single pride of lions (Panthera leo) was studied in the 8500 ha Karongwe Game Reserve from 1999–2005. The study focused on the difference between prey...

Author(s): Monika B. Lehmann, Paul J. Funston, Cailey R. Owen & Rob Slotow
Year: 2008
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 66-78
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The applicability of lion prey selection models to smaller game reserves in South Africa

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Abstract: Prey selection by lions (Panthera leo) reintroduced into small game reserves (typically <1000 km2) in South Africa was compared with results fromlarger (more naturally functioning) protected areas....

Author(s): Johannes Louw, Paul Funston, Ansie Greeff & Hennie Kloppers
Year: 2012
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 73-81
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Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation Status of Masai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) in Tanzania

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Abstract: The focus of this thesis is on the behaviour, ecology and conservation of Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) in Tanzania. Giraffes are the most elegant, conspicuous and tallest animals...

Author(s): Wilfred Njama Marealle
Year: 2016
Journal: Thesis for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor
Page Numbers: i-111
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Assessment of giraffe populations and conservation status in East Africa

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Abstract: Populations of giraffes Giraffa camelopardalis are declining in the wild, with some populations having suffered an 80% decline in the past ten years. In comparison to other large African mammals, giraffes...

Author(s): Zoe Muller
Year: 2016
Journal: People’s Trust for Endangered Species. Final Report: May 2016
Page Numbers: 1-7
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Collapse of the world’s largest herbivores

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Abstract: Large wild herbivores are crucial to ecosystems and human societies. We highlight the 74 largest terrestrial herbivore species on Earth (body mass>–100 kg), the threats they face, their important...

Author(s): William J. Ripple, Thomas M. Newsome, Christopher Wolf, Rodolfo Dirzo, Kristoffer T. Everatt, Mauro Galetti, Matt W. Hayward, Graham I. H. Kerley, Taal Levi, Peter A. Lindsey, David W. Macdonald, Yadvinder Malhi, Luke E. Painter, Christopher J. Sandom, John Terborgh, Blaire Van Valkenburgh
Year: 1987
Journal: Journal: Science Advances
Page Numbers: 1-12
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Collapse of an ecological network in Ancient Egypt

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Abstract: The dynamics of ecosystem collapse are fundamental to determining how and why biological communities change through time, as well as the potential effects of extinctions on ecosystems. Here, we integrate...

Author(s): Justin D. Yeakela, Mathias M. Piresd, Lars Rudolfe, Nathaniel J. Dominyg, Paul L. Kochi, Paulo R. Guimarães Jr. and Thilo Grosse
Year: 2014
Journal: PNAS
Page Numbers: 1-6
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The Giraffe Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour (Book)

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Abstract: In one form or another, giraffes have been around for a very long time. And so has Homo sapiens. The interaction between giraffes and humans starts way back in prehistory, and rock art (paintings and engravings)...

Author(s): Bryan Shorrocks
Year: 2016
Journal: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Page Numbers: i-223
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Ramifying effects of the risk of predation on African multi-predator, multiprey large-mammal assemblages and the conservation implications

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Abstract: Impacts of predators on prey populations are incurred not only through mortality inflicted, but also from how the risk of mortality affects the behaviour, spatial distribution and resource access of potential...

Author(s): Norman Owen-Smith
Year: 2019
Journal: Biological Conservation
Page Numbers: 51–58
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Zebra reduce predation risk in mixed-species herds by eavesdropping on cues from giraffe

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Abstract: Predation risk of individuals moving in multispecies herds may be lower due to the heightened ability of the different species to detect predators (i.e., mixed-species effect). The giraffe is the tallest...

Author(s): Melissa H. Schmitt, Keenan Stears, and Adrian M. Shrader
Year: 2016
Journal: Behavioral Ecology
Page Numbers: 1-6