Note on sleep in captive giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata)

Author(s)M. B. Kristal and M. Noonan
Year Published1979
JournalSouth African Journal of Zoology
Page Numbers108
Size391.72 KB

The relatively small amount of time spent sleeping by giraffes, can be attributed most directly to the need for constant rumination. This is consonant with the more general ecological notion that sleep patterns in prey species are usually characterized by brief, intermittent periods of sleep.

Keywords: Giraffe, Sleep, Behaviour, Captive

Authors: M. B. Kristal and M. Noonan

Journal: South African Journal of Zoology



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