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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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Why and how should we use environmental enrichment to tackle stereotypic behavior?

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Abstract: This paper summarises recent findings on the causation of stereotypic behaviours and other abnormal repetitive behaviours (ARBs) in captive animals: primarily motivational frustration and/or brain dysfunction,...

Author(s): G. Mason, R. Clubb, N. Latham and S. Vickery
Year: 2006
Journal: Conservation, Enrichment and Animal Behaviour
Page Numbers: 163-188
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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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Social Organization and Behavioral Patterns of the Captive Giraffe at the Bronx Zoo

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Abstract: The social organization of giraffe has only recently been discovered to have a multi-level structure, and the scientific community lacks the proper understanding of how problems facing giraffe, both in...

Author(s): Inez Mendez, Erika Sipos
Year: 2019
Journal: Irvington High School Science Research
Page Numbers: 1-18
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Analysis of stereotypic behaviour and enhanced management in captive Northern Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis housed at Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

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Abstract: In the wild, giraffes live complex social lives exhibiting fission-fusion social systems. They have sophisticated communication which likely forms a crucial component regulating subgroup dynamics. They...

Author(s): Tushar Pramod Kulkarni
Year: 2020
Journal: Journal of Threatened Taxa
Page Numbers: 15426–15435
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Scientific Approaches to Enrichment and Stereotypies in Zoo Animals: What’s Been Done and Where Should We Go Next?

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Abstract: The zoo scientific community was among the first to focus attention on captivity induced stereotypic behaviors, their causes, and methods of eradication. Environmental enrichment has emerged recently as...

Author(s): Ronald R. Swaisgood and David J. Shepherdson
Year: 2005
Journal: Zoo Biology
Page Numbers: 499–518
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Fancy Footwork: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Giraffe Herd Trains for Farrier Work and X-rays

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Abstract: Nearly eighty percent of all giraffe sedation procedures are related to foot care. Most of the knockdowns are done once the giraffes display clinical signs of lameness, hoof overgrowth, abscesses, or swelling....

Author(s): Amy Schilz, Andrea Bryant and Diana Cartier
Year: 00
Journal: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Team
Page Numbers: 1-8
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Effects of Guest Feeding Programs on Captive Giraffe Behavior

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Abstract: Zoological institutions develop human-animal interaction opportunities for visitors to advance missions of conservation, education, and recreation; however, the animal welfare implications have yet to...

Author(s): David A. Orban
Year: 2013
Journal: Master of Science Thesis
Page Numbers: 1-59
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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
Year: 2015
Journal: Animal Behavior and Cognition
Page Numbers: 285-291
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Using a Timed Feeder to Increase Activity and Exhibit Usage in Captive Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: The use of enrichment to simulate a natural environment has become increasingly important in the management of captive animals, especially in large exotic ungulates. Indicators of positive welfare in giraffes...

Author(s): Melinda Castillo
Year: 2003
Journal: Not Specified
Page Numbers: 1-9