A Multi-Institutional Assessment of Factors Influencing Locomotion and Pacing in Captive Okapis (Okapia Jonhstoni)

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Abstract: The okapi (Okapia johnstoni), native to the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a large, solitary, and diurnal forest-dwelling ungulate highly sensitive to captive conditions. The captive population demonstrates...

Author(s): Cynthia Bennett, Lauri Torgerson-White, Deborah Fripp & Jason Watters
Year: 2015
Journal: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Page Numbers: S43–S61

Dead Space and Tidal Volume of The Giraffe Compared With Some Other Mammals

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Abstract: The ventilation, tidal volume and anatomical dead-space were measured in a living giraffe and compared with similar in a camel, red deer, llama and man. The giraffe had a resting tidal volume of about...

Author(s): P. Hugh-Jones, C.E. Barter, J.M Hime and M.M. Rusbridge
Year: 1978
Journal: Respiration Physiology
Page Numbers: 53-58

Sonomorphology of the reproductive tract in male and pregnant and non-pregnant female Rothschild’s giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rotschildi)

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Abstract: The application of real-time-B-mode ultrasonography to wild and zoo animal medicine has been shown to improve the understanding of reproductive physiology in many species. Ultrasound technology is especially...

Author(s): Imke Lueders, Cheryl Niemuller, Jason Pootoolal, Peter Rich, Charlie Gray, Wolf Jürgen Streich, Thomas Bernd Hildebrandt
Year: 2009
Journal: Theriogenology
Page Numbers: 22-31

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: Schweiz. Arch. Tierheilk.
Page Numbers: 515-519

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

Characterization of 16 microsatellite marker loci in the Maasai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)

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Abstract: Sixteen polymorphic microsatellite markers with an average allele size of k = 4.3 are identified from a genomic plasmid library constructed for giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis ssp.). Primer sequences and...

Author(s): Ryan M. Huebinger, Donna J. Pierson, Thomas W. De Maar, David M. Brown, Rick A. Brenneman & Edward E. Louis, Jr
Year: 2002
Journal: Molecular Ecology Notes
Page Numbers: 531-533

Functional Characterization of Ungulate Molars Using the Abrasion-Attrition Wear Gradient: A New Method for Reconstructing Paleodiets

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Abstract: The analysis of fossil ungulate cheek teeth has long been one of the main sources of information about the terrestrial environments of the Cenozoic, but the methods used to extract this information have...

Author(s): Mikael Fortelius and Nikos Solounias
Year: 2000
Page Numbers: 1-36

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

Sociosexual behavior, male mating tactics, and the reproductive cycle of giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis

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Abstract: Female distribution exerts a major impact on male mating tactics. Giraffe cows have a reproductive cycle, and a social system, that should favor a male roaming reproductive tactic. We conducted a 2-year...

Author(s): Fred B. Bercovitch, Meredith J. Bashaw, Susan M. del Castillo
Year: 2006
Journal: Hormones and Behavior
Page Numbers: 314-321

Serial tranquilization of a reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) using xylazine

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Abstract: A 5-yr-old captive-born reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) was tranquilized with i.m.xylazine 34 times in a 39-day period to allow nursing by her calf. Xylazine administered 0.16mg/kg...

Author(s): Martha T. Fischer, B.S., R. Eric Miller, D.V.M., and E. William Houston, B.S
Year: 1997
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Page Numbers: 182-184