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Analyses of captive behaviour and enclosure use in Rothschild giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) housed at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

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Abstract: It has been suggested that wild herbivorous animals, like the Rothschild Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi), are difficult to house in captivity due to their natural wide home range and specialised...

Author(s): Sarah Garry
Year: 2012
Journal: Plymouth Student Scientist
Page Numbers: 4-30
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Dystocia in a Rothschild Giraffe at the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, Nairobi, Kenya

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Abstract: A 15-year old female Rothschild Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) weighing approximately 800kg, at the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW), Giraffe Center, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya was...

Author(s): Kaitho T. D., Limo C. K., Rono B. and Ndambiri E. M.
Year: 2011
Journal: Veterinary World
Page Numbers: 565-568
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Fecal steroid analysis of female giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) reproductive condition and the impact of endocrine status on daily time budgets

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Abstract: Gestation and lactation can impose substantial energetic costs on female mammals. We developed a non-invasive means to determine reproductive condition in female giraffe using fecal steroid analysis. Giraffe...

Author(s): Susan M. del Castillo, Meredith J. Bashaw, Marilyn L. Patton, Randy R. Rieches and Fred B. Bercovitch
Year: 2005
Journal: General and Comparative Endocrinology
Page Numbers: 271–281
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The Structure of Social Relationships Among Captive Female Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: Giraffe herds have been characterized as random associations of individuals, but recent evidence suggests giraffe have a more complex social structure. The authors formulated 3 hypotheses designed to evaluate...

Author(s): Meredith J. Bashaw, Mollie A. Bloomsmith, Terry L. Maple and Fred B. Bercovitch
Year: 2007
Journal: Journal of Comparative Psychology
Page Numbers: 46–53
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Sonomorphology of the reproductive tract in male and pregnant and nonpregnant female Rothschild's giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)

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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 Leuders, Cheryl Niemuller, Jason Pootoolal, Peter Rich, Charlie Gray, Wolf Jurgen Streich, Thomas Bernd Hildebrandt
Year: 2009
Journal: Theriogenology
Page Numbers: 22-31
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Giraffe mothers in East Africa linger for days near the remains of their dead calves

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Abstract: Repeated investigation of dead young or carrying of corpses has been observed in several mammalian taxa, notably primates [e.g. yellow baboons (Papio cynocephalus): Altmann, 1980; chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes):...

Author(s): Megan K.L. Strauss and Zoe Muller
Year: 2012
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 506-509
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Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in a Rothschild's giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)

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Abstract: A 3-yr-old male Rothschild's giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) presented for acute swelling caudomedial to the left parietal horn. Following initial diagnostics and supportive treatment, the...

Author(s): Woc-Colburn, Margarita & Murray, Suzan & Boedeker, Nancy & Viner, Tabitha & Fleetwood, Michelle & Barthel, Tony & D Newman, Kurt & Sanchez, Carlos
Year: 2010
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 717-720
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Operation Twiga: Zoos supporting Rothschild's giraffe conservation

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Abstract: Giraffe are one of the iconic megavertebrates of Africa but have not been seen as a conservation priority until recently. In December 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reclassified...

Author(s): Liza Dadone, VMD
Year: 2017
Journal: AZA Website, aza.org
Page Numbers: 34-39
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Giraffe cow reaction to the death of her newborn calf

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Abstract: Observations in their natural habitat of animals’ reactions to recently deceased conspecifics are rare. Documenting a diversity of mammalian responses is essential to augment our understanding of potential...

Author(s): Fred B. Bercovitch
Year: 2012
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 1-4
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ANATOMIC DESCRIPTION AND PATHOLOGIC FINDINGS OF CHRONIC FOOT ROT WITH SEVERE SECONDARY OSTEOMYELITIS IN A ROTHSCHILD'S GIRAFFE (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)

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Abstract: An abstract on chronic lameness in a Rothschild's giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) that was a result of ulcerative pododermatitis and laminitis. Key Words: Laminitis, Rothschilds giraffe, ulcerative...

Author(s): Andrés Alejandro Castro, DVM, Benjamin E. Alcantar, DVM, Susanne Stieger-Vanegas, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVDI, and Rob Bildfell, DVM, Dipl ACVP
Year: 2015
Journal: AAZV Conference Proceedings
Page Numbers: 156-157