K-Casein Gene Phylogeny of Higher Ruminants (Pecora, Artiodactyla)
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Abstract: To asses phylogenetic relationships among the higher ruminants (infraorder Percora, order Artiodactyla), we analyzed K-casein DNA sequences, including 434 nucleotides of the fourth exon. The higher ruminant...
Author(s): Matthew A. Cronin, Richard Stuart, Barbara J. Pierson and John C. Patton
Journal: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Page Numbers: 295-311
Systematic aerial sample survey of Laikipia county, April 2016 Preliminary Report
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Abstract: A systematic aerial sample survey of Laikipia County (9666km2) was carried out in April 2016 by Kenya’s Directorate of Resource Survey and Remote Sensing survey teams in partnership with Laikipia Wildlife...
Author(s): A.K.Kes Hillman Smith, Gordon O. Ojwang and Victor N Mose
Journal: Preliminary Report - Kenya’s Directorate of Resource Survey and Remote Sensing
Page Numbers: 1-16
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
Journal: People’s Trust for Endangered Species. Final Report: May 2016
Page Numbers: 1-7
Pigmented villonodular synovitis in a Reticulated giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis)
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Abstract: A 17-yr-old, female, captive-born reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) presented with acute-onset lameness of the right metacarpophalangeal (fetlock) joint. Despite multiple courses of treatment,...
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Ihms, Anne Rivas, Ellen Bronson and Lisa M. Mangus
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 573–577
Preliminary Report on Forage Availability and Resource Use by Reticulated Giraffe at Mugie Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya
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Abstract: Main Findings To compare resource availability and animal diets, we conducted vegetation surveys and collected giraffe dung samples for diet analyses on the east and west sides of primary road C77 at...
Author(s): Brian Gill and Tyler Kartzinel
Journal: Preliminary Report
Page Numbers: 1-7
ON COMPARING THE BEHAVIOUR OF ZOO HOUSED ANIMALS WITH WILD CONSPECIFICS AS A WELFARE INDICATOR, USING THE GIRAFFE (GlRAFFA CAMELOPARDALIS) AS A MODEL
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Abstract: To assess the validity of using wild behavioural data as a welfare indicator for zoo animals, the time budgets of 19 captive giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), from four zoos were compared with the time...
Author(s): J S Veasey, N K Waran and R J Young
Journal: Animal Welfare
Page Numbers: 139-153
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
Journal: Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group
Page Numbers: 4-7
Extreme Wildlife Declines and Concurrent Increase in Livestock Numbers in Kenya: What Are the Causes?
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Abstract: There is growing evidence of escalating wildlife losses worldwide. Extreme wildlife losses have recently been documented for large parts of Africa, including western, Central and Eastern Africa. Here,...
Author(s): Joseph O. Ogutu, Hans-Peter Piepho, Mohamed Y. Said, Gordon O. Ojwang, Lucy W. Njino, Shem C. Kifugo, Patrick W. Wargute
Journal: PLOS One
Page Numbers: 1-46
Using Qualitative Behaviour Assessment to Investigate Human-Animal Relationships in Zoo-Housed Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis)
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Abstract: Human-Animal Relationships (HAR) in zoos develop from repeated interactions between animals and their caretakers. HAR have been shown to affect health and welfare in farm animals, but limited zoo-based...
Author(s): Freisha Patel, Françoise Wemelsfelder and Samantha J. Ward
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Investigating a simplified method for noninvasive genetic sampling in East African mammals using silica dried scat swabs
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Abstract: Swabbing scat has proved to be an effective noninvasive method to collect DNA from mammals in the field. Previously, this method has relied on preservative liquids or freezing to preserve the DNA collected...
Author(s): Andrew J. Tighe, Sarah Overby, Kiera Thurman, Robert Gandola, Bernerd Fulanda, John Byrne and Jens Carlsson
Journal: Ecology and Evolution
Page Numbers: 1-8