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

The neocortex of cetartiodactyls. II. Neuronal morphology of the visual and motor cortices in the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: The present quantitative study extends our investigation of cetartiodactyls by exploring the neuronal morphology in the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) neocortex. Here, we investigate giraffe primary...

Author(s): Bob Jacobs, Tessa Harland, Deborah Kennedy, Matthew Schall, Bridget Wicinski, Camilla Butti, Patrick R. Hof, Chet C. Sherwood, Paul R. Manger
Year: 2015
Journal: Brain Structure and Function
Page Numbers: 2851-2872

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

The Ruminantia (Mammalia, Cetartiodactyla) from the Oligocene to the Early Miocene of Western Europe: systematics, plaeoecology and palaeobiogeography

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Abstract: Nowadays, the ruminants are the most ecologically diverse hoofed mammals of the world. All the extent of families (including related species from the Burdigalian) and feeding habits can be deduced from...

Author(s): Bastien Mennecart
Year: 2012
Journal: PhD Thesis
Page Numbers: 1-278

Tourism Development, Rural Livelihoods, and Conservation in the Okavango Delta, Bostwana

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Abstract: This study analyzed changes in livelihoods before and after tourism development at Khwai, Mababe and Sankoyo villages in the Okavango Delta. Specifically, it analyzed how people interacted with species...

Author(s): Joseph Elizeri Mbaiwa
Year: 2008
Journal: PhD Dissertation
Page Numbers: 1-202

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

Use of Datura innoxia by ungulates in the Hoanib River, Namibia

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Abstract: The behaviour of springbok Antidorcas marsupialis feeding on the alien invasive plant Datura innoxia is described, as well as nervous symptoms possibly arising from tropane alkaloid poisoning. Dung collected...

Author(s): M. Lindeque & J.L. Scheepers
Year: 1992
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 45-48

The Interrelationships of Higher Ruminant Families with Special Emphasis on the Members of the Cervoidea

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Abstract: We analyze the interrelationships of the higher (Pecoran) ruminants, and suggest possible relationships between these families and the various genera of the polyphyletic assemblage "Gelocidae." We also...

Author(s): Christine M. Janis & Kathleen M. Scott
Year: 1987
Journal: Novitates by the American Museum of Natural History
Page Numbers: 1-88

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

Evaluating the accuracy of some commonly used game-counting methods

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Abstract: The accuracy of game counts on an eastern Transvaal Lowveld game ranch was examined. A drive count was used to produce control estimates of actual population sizes. A helicopter count was more accurate...

Author(s): J. du P. Bothma, M.J.S. Peel, S. Pettit and D. Grossman
Year: 1990
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research (1990) 26-32
Page Numbers: 26-32