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Beast Buddies - Do Animals Have Friends?

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Abstract: That issue of preferred associates comes close to the human notion of friendship, and it can prove just as important in understanding animal goings-on as it does in people watching. Baboons, bats, and...

Author(s): Susan Milius
Year: 2003
Journal: Science News
Page Numbers: 1-4
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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
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Does tooth wear influence ageing? A comparative study across large herbivores

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Abstract: We test whether the intensity of tooth wear influences the strength of actuarial senescence across species of large herbivores. We collected from the literature data on tooth wear in the wild (measured...

Author(s): Jean-Michel Gaillard, Vérane Berger, Morgane Tidière, Patrick Duncan and Jean-François Lemaître
Year: 2015
Journal: Experimental Gerontology
Page Numbers: 1-31
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Giraffe and okapi: Africa’s forgotten megafauna

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Abstract: The Giraffidae family includes only two living species of ungulates: the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and the okapi (Okapia johnstoni), both restricted to the African continent. Taxonomically, the...

Author(s): Noëlle F. Kümpel, Sophie Grange and Julian Fennessy
Year: 2015
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 132-134
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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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Kidney of Giraffes

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Abstract: This study focuses on certain aspects of the renal structure of the giraffe, with some implications as to its function. About 4,000 collecting ducts open at the truncated end of a curved crest that juts...

Author(s): N.S.R. Maluf
Year: 2002
Journal: The Anatomical Record
Page Numbers: 94-111
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The binucleate cell of Okapi and Giraffe placenta shows distinctive glycosylation compared with other ruminants: A lectin histochemical study

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Abstract: The placenta of ruminants contains characteristic binucleate cells (BNC) with a highly conserved glycan structure which evolved early in Ruminant phylogenesis. Giraffe and Okapi placentae also contain...

Author(s): Carolyn J.P. Jones, Sandra A. Wilsher, F.B.P. Wooding, K. Benirschke and W.R. Allen
Year: 2015
Journal: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Page Numbers: 184-190
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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
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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
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Contact Urticaria to Giraffe Hair

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Abstract: Immediate-type hypersensitivity to animal proteins is a common problem in people occupationally exposed to animals. Methods: A 19-year-old female working as a voluntary zookeeper in her off-time suffered...

Author(s): Thomas Herzinger, Eva Scharrer, Marianne Placzek & Bernhard Przybilla
Year: 2005
Journal: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Page Numbers: 324-327