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A Multi-Institutional Assessment of Factors Influencing Locomotion and Pacing in Captive Okapis (Okapia Jonhstoni)

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Abstract: The okapi (Okapia johnstoni), native to the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a large, solitary, and diurnal forest-dwelling ungulate highly sensitive to captive conditions. The captive population demonstrates...

Author(s): Cynthia Bennett, Lauri Torgerson-White, Deborah Fripp & Jason Watters
Year: 2015
Journal: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Page Numbers: S43–S61
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The Spatial Ecology, Habitat Preference and Diet Selection of Giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis Giraffa) in the Kalahari Region of South Africa

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Abstract: The research project was conducted within two separate study areas. The main research project was conducted in the Khamab Kalahari Nature Reserve (KKNR) in the North West Province of South Africa. The...

Author(s): Francois Deacon
Year: 2015
Journal: PhD Thesis
Page Numbers: 1-495
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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
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The two types of cranial appendages in Giraffa camelopardalis (Mammalia, Artiodactyla)

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Abstract: The current consensus is that only one type of horn, the ossicone, exists in the giraffe and that the central or median horn is both structurally and developmentally similar to the paired parietal horns....

Author(s): N. Solounias & N. Tang
Year: 1990
Journal: Journal of Zoology London
Page Numbers: 293-302
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Population dynamics of the Maasai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) in Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem

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Abstract: Demographic studies can show overall population performance, help understand population structure and recognize animal distribution and movement. In order to investigate the social structure of giraffes...

Author(s): Abby Reich
Year: 2015
Journal: The School of Field Studies
Page Numbers: 1-13
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The behaviour and dietary preferences of southern giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) on the umphafa private nature reserve, kwa-zulu natal

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Abstract: The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) has been severely neglected among the scientific community in terms of research. This investigation explores their behavioural patterns with focus on feeding behaviours...

Author(s): Katie Souter
Year: 2015
Journal: Dissertation for the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Zoo Biology
Page Numbers: I-58
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Diet and seasonal dispersal of extralimital giraffe at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Little Karoo, South Africa

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Abstract: South African giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) have been introduced as an extralimital species to private farms in the Little Karoo on the basis of economic sustainability, and the need to create...

Author(s): Claire N. Gordon, Liesl Eichenberger, Paul Vorster, Alison J. Leslie and Shayne M. Jacobs
Year: 2016
Journal: Koedoe
Page Numbers: 1-6
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Social Preferences of Translocated Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) in Senegal: Evidence for Friendship among Females?

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Abstract: Giraffe social behaviour and relationships are currently in the period of scientific renaissance, changing the former ideas of nonexisting social bonds into understanding of complex social structures of...

Author(s): Lenka Malyjurkova, Marketa Hejzlarova, Pavla Junkova Vymyslicka and Karolina Brandlova
Year: 2014
Journal: Agricultura Tropica Et Subtropica
Page Numbers: 5-13
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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
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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