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Higher masseter muscle mass in grazing than in browsing ruminants.

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Abstract: Using cranioskeletal measurements, several studies have generated evidence that grazing ruminants have a more pronounced mastication apparatus, in terms of muscle insertion areas and protuberances, than...

Author(s): Marcus Clauss, Reinold R. Hofmann, W. Jürgen Streich, Jörns Fickel and Jürgen Hummel
Year: 2007
Journal: Oecologia
Page Numbers: 1-9
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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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Right on track? Performance of satellite telemetry in terrestrial wildlife research

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Abstract: Satellite telemetry is an increasingly utilized technology in wildlife research, and current devices can track individual animal movements at unprecedented spatial and temporal resolutions. However, as...

Author(s): Authors: Hofman MPG, Hayward MW, Heim M, Marchand P, Rolandsen CM, Mattisson J, et al. (2019)
Year: 2019
Journal: PLOS ONE
Page Numbers: 1 - 26
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The origins of the scientific study and classification of giraffes

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Abstract: Giraffes have been known for many thousands of years from rock art and Egyptian artefacts, displayed by Roman emperors at games and triumphs between 46BC and AD274, and briefly exhibited in the zoos of...

Author(s): G. Mitchell FRSSAf
Year: 2009
Journal: Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa
Page Numbers: 1-13
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National Red Listing Beyond the 2010 Target

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Abstract: Following creation of the 2010 Biodiversity Target under the Convention on Biological Diversity and adoption of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, information on status and trends of biodiversity...

Author(s): TARA J. ZAMIN, JONATHAN E. M. BAILLIE, REBECCA M. MILLER, JON PAUL RODRIGUEZ, ANA ARDID AND BEN COLLEN
Year: 2010
Journal: Conservation Biology
Page Numbers: 1012-1020
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"All About Giraffes"

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Abstract: The information I presented highlighted the work of Giraffe Conservation Foundation in the field, especially focusing on the Niger giraffe project…as well as a range of current ex situ initiatives designed...

Author(s): Paul Rose
Year: 2011
Journal: Knowsley Safari Park 40th Birthday Lecture
Page Numbers: 1-6
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Evidence for the Presence of Two Novel Pestivirus Species

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Abstract: The genus Pestivirus of the family Flaviviridae comprises four species, namely Bovine viral diarrhea virus-1 (BVDV-1), BVDV-2, Border disease virus (BDV), and Classical swine fever virus (CSFV)....

Author(s): Ramiro Avalos-Ramirez, Michaela Orlich, Heinz-Jurgen Thiel, and Paul Becher
Year: 2001
Journal: Virology
Page Numbers: 456-465
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SEROUS FAT ATROPHY AND OTHER NUTRITION-RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS IN CAPTIVE GIRAFFE (Giraffa camelopardalis) – AN EVALUATION OF 83 NECROPSY REPORTS

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Abstract: Historically, the nutrition of captive giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) has been regarded as difficult, and several different disease complexes suspected to be at least partially of dietary aetiology...

Author(s): M. CLAUSS, P. ROSE , J. HUMMEL and J-M. HATT
Year: 2006
Journal: EAZWV 6th Scientific Meeting
Page Numbers: 233-235
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A long life among ruminants: giraffids and other special cases

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Abstract: In order to investigate differences in the relative maximum longevity and other life history parameter between ruminant species, we collated data on mean body mass, maximum longevity, gestation period...

Author(s): D. W. H. Müller, P. Zerbe, D. Codron, M. Clauss, J.-M. Hatt
Year: 2011
Journal: Originalarbeiten
Page Numbers: 515-519
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Developments to the Nutrition of Captive Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

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Abstract: The correct feeding of captive giraffe appears to be particularly problematic and traditionally, they have been termed as one of the most difficult ruminants to cater for (nutritionally) in the zoo. Recent...

Author(s): Paul Rose
Year: 2008
Journal: BVZS 2008 Spring Proceedings
Page Numbers: 1