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
Journal: Biological Conservation
Page Numbers: 51–58
A comparative perspective on the evolution of mammalian reactions to dead conspecifics
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Abstract: In a variety of mammalian species, mothers and others care for and/or carry deceased newborns, and sometimes other conspecifics. The rationale for such behavior remains elusive. Based upon field observations...
Author(s): Fred B. Bercovitch
Page Numbers: 21–28
Factors Affecting Group Size and Vigilance Behaviour of Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) on the Serengeti-Ngorongoro Ecosystem, Tanzania
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Abstract: This study investigated the factors affecting different group sizes of Maasai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) in the Serengeti-Ngorongoro ecosystem. The study was motivated to test the following...
Author(s): Wilfred N. Marealle, Tomas Holmern and Eivin Røskaft
Journal: East African Journal of Environment and Natural Resources
Page Numbers: 14-23
The Giraffe’s Long Neck : From Evolutionary Fable to Whole Organism
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Abstract: A LONE GIRAFFE BULL STOOD at the edge of the scrubby bush forest that opened into a grassland. It was August, the beginning of spring, but also the middle of the dry season in the southern African savannah....
Author(s): Craig Holdrege
Journal: The Nature Institute
Page Numbers: i-104
Social Behavior and communication in a herd of captive giraffe
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Abstract: Data on wild giraffe herds have often been interpreted as a random association of individuals, but the extent to which giraffe have a more complex social structure may have been overlooked. The focus of...
Author(s): Meredith J. Bashaw
Journal: Doctor of Philosophy Thesis
Page Numbers: i-226
Utilizing Scents as Environmental Enrichment: Preference Assessment and Application with Rothschild Giraffe
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Abstract: Zoological institutions use environmental enrichment to increase opportunities for animals to engage in species-appropriate behavior. In these facilities, enrichment for giraffe typically consists of different...
Author(s): Caitlin Fay and Lance J. Miller
Journal: Animal Behavior and Cognition
Page Numbers: 285-291
A user’s guide to animal welfare science
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Abstract: Here, I provide a guide for those new to the burgeoning field of animal welfare science as to what this comprehensive, relatively young discipline is all about. Drawing on all branches of biology, including...
Author(s): Marian Stamp Dawkins
Journal: Not Specified
Page Numbers: 1-6
Infrasound and low frequency vocalizations from the giraffe
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Abstract: The giraffe, a savanna ungulate, possessing limited auditory vocalizations, was found to produce infrasound. Recordings were made of 11 Giraffe (Giraffe camelonardalis reticulata), at the North Carolina...
Author(s): E. von Muggenthaler, C. Baes, D. Hill, R. Fulk and A. Lee
Journal: Proceedings of Riverbanks Consortium
Page Numbers: 1- 7
A Tall Order: Hormones and Behavior in Giraffes
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Abstract: Hormones are chemical messengers produced by specific organs in the body that travel in the blood to target tissues and influence behavior and physiology. The major hormone of interest to us is progesterone,...
Author(s): Fred Bercovitch, Susan Beliveau and Meredith Bashaw
Journal: CRES Conservation Corner
Page Numbers: 1-2
Sex Differences in Giraffe Feeding Ecology: Energetic and Social Constraints
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Abstract: Sex ratios of giraffe groups differ in different habitats, with open vegetation having female‐biased groups, and tall, thick vegetation having male‐biased groups. On a ranch in south‐central Kenya,...
Author(s): Truman P. Young and Lynne A. Isbell
Page Numbers: 79-89