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Using a Fusion of Operant Conditioning and TTEAM to Train Giraffe Calves

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Abstract: All the giraffe calves at The Oakland Zoo undergo an extensive conditioning program to prepare them for a successful life in a captive husbandry situation. Beginning when the calf is between five and fourteen...

Author(s): Amy Phelps & Melissa McCartney
Year: 2007
Journal: TTEAM Connections
Page Numbers: 10-17
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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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Clinical conditions found radiographically in the front feet of Reticulated giraffe (Giraffe Camelopardalis reticulata) in a single zoo

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Abstract: Front foot radiographs from 22 giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) at one zoo were analyzed to better understand causes of lameness in this giraffe population. The herd had a history of front hoof...

Author(s): Liza Dadone, Francisco Olea-Popelka, Eliza Stout, Steve Foxworth, Eric Klaphake, Matthew S. Johnston, Sushan Han, and Myra Barrett
Year: 2019
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 528–538
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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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The Giraffe Husbandry Resource Manual

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Abstract: Giraffes have been kept in captive situations for hundreds of years. Nevertheless, it would be very difficult to describe a singular optimal situation for keeping giraffe, outside of their natural environment....

Author(s): Amy Burgess
Year: 2004
Journal: The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Antelope/Giraffe Taxon Advisory Group
Page Numbers: 1-187
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Giraffe Husbandry Manual

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Abstract: Husbandry manuals serve as a source of reference on the biology, maintenance, housing, health, behaviour, diet, breeding, restrain and transporting of animals held in captivity. They act as a major source...

Author(s): Lorraine Jolly
Year: 2003
Journal: Australasian Society of Zoo Keeping
Page Numbers: 1-53
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Monitoring Giraffe Behavior in Thermal Video

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Abstract: We present a solution for monitoring nocturnal giraffe behavior by reducing several hours of thermal camera surveillance footage into a short video summary which can be reviewed by experts. We formulate...

Author(s): Victor Gan, Peter Carr and Joseph Soltis
Year: 2015
Journal: 2015 IEEE Winter Applications and Computer Vision Workshops
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Diagnosis and treatment of a fractured third phalanx in a Masai giraffe (Giraffe camelopardalis tippelskirchi)

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Abstract: A 10 yr old male Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) presented with acute right forelimb lameness. Radiographs revealed a fracture of the medial claw of the distal phalanx penetrating...

Author(s): Stephanie B. James DVM, Kriss Koss DVM, James Harper VMD, DACLAM, Janet Martin DVM
Year: 2000
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 400-403
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Failure of a Chemical Spray to Significantly Reduce Stereotypic Licking in a Captive Giraffe

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Abstract: The repetitive licking of nonfood substrates is a common stereotypic behavior in captive giraffes. In this study we attempted to reduce stereotypic licking in a Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)...

Author(s): Loraine Rybiski Tarou, Meredith J. Bashaw, and Terry L. Maple
Year: 2003
Journal: Zoo Biology
Page Numbers: 601-607
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Enrichment Methods used for Giraffa camelopardalis & Gazella dama mhorr at The East Midland Zoological Society: Twycross Zoo

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Abstract: To provide a more stimulating captive environment and to illicit species-specific behaviours, a review of the enrichment techniques used for two browsing ruminants, (the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)...

Author(s): Paul Rose and Sarah Roffe
Year: 2008
Journal: RATEL
Page Numbers: 19-24