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Beast Buddies - Do Animals Have Friends?

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Abstract: That issue of preferred associates comes close to the human notion of friendship, and it can prove just as important in understanding animal goings-on as it does in people watching. Baboons, bats, and...

Author(s): Susan Milius
Year: 2003
Journal: Science News
Page Numbers: 1-4
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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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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
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Contact Urticaria to Giraffe Hair

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Abstract: Immediate-type hypersensitivity to animal proteins is a common problem in people occupationally exposed to animals. Methods: A 19-year-old female working as a voluntary zookeeper in her off-time suffered...

Author(s): Thomas Herzinger, Eva Scharrer, Marianne Placzek & Bernhard Przybilla
Year: 2005
Journal: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Page Numbers: 324-327
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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
Year: 1995
Journal: Animal Welfare
Page Numbers: 139-153
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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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Assessment of contrafreeloading preferences in giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: Contrafreeloading is an intriguing phenomenon in which animals will work to obtain resources, such as food, when the same resource is simultaneously freely available. Multiple hypotheses exist for why...

Author(s): Jacinthe Sasson‐Yenor and David M. Powell
Year: 2019
Journal: Zoo Biology
Page Numbers: 1–10
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Rothschild’s giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi (Linnaeus, 1758) in East Africa: A review of population trends, taxonomy and conservation status

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Abstract: Giraffe populations have suffered a 40% decline in the past thirty years, making them a new priority for conservation and there are considerable uncertainty and disagreement over the taxonomic classification...

Author(s): Zoe Muller
Year: 2018
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 1-11
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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
Year: 2019
Journal: Animals
Page Numbers: 1-14
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Cameras replace human observers in multi-species aerial counts in Murchison Falls, Uganda

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Abstract: Wildlife counts in Africa and elsewhere are often implemented using light aircraft with ‘rear-seat-observer’ (RSO) counting crews. Previous research has indicated that RSOs often fail to detect animals,...

Author(s): Richard Lamprey, David Ochanda, Rob Brett, Charles Tumwesigye and Iain Douglas-Hamilton
Year: 2020
Journal: Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation
Page Numbers: 1-17