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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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The Floating Needle Method of Injection as a Tool in Wildlife Management

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Abstract: The floating method of injection for captive wild animals is described. After testing the method on a series of wild game species. It is concluded that this method now renders the parenteral administration...

Author(s): V. De Vos
Year: 1971
Journal: Unknown
Page Numbers: 37-38
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Pigmented villonodular synovitis in a Reticulated giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: A 17-yr-old, female, captive-born reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) presented with acute-onset lameness of the right metacarpophalangeal (fetlock) joint. Despite multiple courses of treatment,...

Author(s): Elizabeth A. Ihms, Anne Rivas, Ellen Bronson and Lisa M. Mangus
Year: 2017
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 573–577
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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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ON COMPARING THE BEHAVIOUR OF ZOO HOUSED ANIMALS WITH WILD CONSPECIFICS AS A WELFARE INDICATOR, USING THE GIRAFFE (GlRAFFA CAMELOPARDALIS) AS A MODEL

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Abstract: To assess the validity of using wild behavioural data as a welfare indicator for zoo animals, the time budgets of 19 captive giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), from four zoos were compared with the time...

Author(s): J S Veasey, N K Waran and R J Young
Year: 1995
Journal: Animal Welfare
Page Numbers: 139-153
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Comparison of anesthesia of adult giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis) using medetomidine-ketamine with and without a potent opioid

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Abstract: Two anesthetic protocols in adult giraffe were compared by retrospective study. Thirteen anesthesia records for medetomidine-ketamine (MK) and seven for medetomidine-ketamine with a potent opioid (MKO)...

Author(s): Katie W. Delk, Khursheed R. Mama, Sangeeta Rao, Robin W. Radcliffe, and Nadine Lamberski
Year: 2019
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 457-460
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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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Variation in voluntary intake of feeds by captive giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis): Implications for meeting nutrient requirements

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Abstract: Data prompting evaluation of captive giraffe feed selection were obtained from a modified reversal study investigating the effects of dietary physical form and carbohydrate profile. Six non-lactating adult...

Author(s): Celeste C. Kearney, Mary Beth Hall and Ray L. Ball
Year: 2003
Journal: Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group
Page Numbers: 4-7
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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