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

The giraffe and its food resource in the Serengeti. II. Response of the giraffe population to changes in the food supply

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Abstract: The dynamics of the giraffe population of the Serengeti were quantified to ascertain the response of the population to the increasing biomass of the available browse resource. Aerial counts conducted in...

Author(s): R. A. Pellew
Year: 1983
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 269-283

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

Habitat partitioning by ungulates on a game ranch in the Mopani veld

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Abstract: Large herbivores display varying degrees of habitat selectivity and thus exhibit a heterogeneous distribution. This study investigated the spatial and temporal distribution of Burchells zebra Equus burchelli,...

Author(s): B. Deer, N. van Rooyen, J. du P. Bothma
Year: 1996
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 117-122

The binucleate cell of Okapi and Giraffe placenta shows distinctive glycosylation compared with other ruminants: A lectin histochemical study

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Abstract: The placenta of ruminants contains characteristic binucleate cells (BNC) with a highly conserved glycan structure which evolved early in Ruminant phylogenesis. Giraffe and Okapi placentae also contain...

Author(s): Carolyn J.P. Jones, Sandra A. Wilsher, F.B.P. Wooding, K. Benirschke and W.R. Allen
Year: 2015
Journal: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Page Numbers: 184-190

Generation length for mammals

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Abstract: Generation length (GL) is defined as the average age of parents of the current cohort, reflecting the turnover rate of breeding individuals in a population. GL is a fundamental piece of information for...

Author(s): Michela Pacifici, Luca Santini, Moreno Di Marco, Daniele Baisero, Lucilla Francucci, Gabriele Grottolo Marasini, Piero Visconti, Carlo Rondinini
Year: 2013
Journal: Nature Conservation
Page Numbers: 87-94

Sonomorphology of the reproductive tract in male and pregnant and non-pregnant female Rothschild’s giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rotschildi)

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Abstract: The application of real-time-B-mode ultrasonography to wild and zoo animal medicine has been shown to improve the understanding of reproductive physiology in many species. Ultrasound technology is especially...

Author(s): Imke Lueders, Cheryl Niemuller, Jason Pootoolal, Peter Rich, Charlie Gray, Wolf Jürgen Streich, Thomas Bernd Hildebrandt
Year: 2009
Journal: Theriogenology
Page Numbers: 22-31

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

A long life among ruminants: giraffids and other special cases

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Abstract: In order to investigate differences in the relative maximum longevity and other life history parameter between ruminant species, we collated data on mean body mass, maximum longevity, gestation period...

Author(s): D. W. H. Müller, P. Zerbe, D. Codron, M. Clauss, J.-M. Hatt
Year: 2011
Journal: Schweiz. Arch. Tierheilk.
Page Numbers: 515-519