Population statistics and carrying capacity of large ungulates in Whovi Wild Area, Rhodes Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe Rhodesia

Author(s)J.H. Grobler & M.A. Jones
Year Published1980
JournalSouth African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers38-42
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Population data for introduced large ungulates, are presented to demonstrate population growth in terms of numbers and biomass in the Whovi Wild Area of the Rhodes Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe Rhodesia. Peak calving in relation to food requirements of different species is discussed. Standing crop of large ungulates was calculated and compared with carrying capacity as predicted by Coe et al. (1976)

Key Words: Aepyceros melampus, Bushbuck, Bushpig, Ceratotherium simum, Connochaetes taurinus, Damaliscus lunatus, Eland, Giraffa camelopardalis, Buffalo, Giraffe, Hippo, Hippopotamus amphibious, Hippotragus enquinus, Hippotragus niger, Impala, Kobus ellipsiprymnus, Kudu, Phacochoerus aethiopicus, Potamochoerus porcus, Redunca arundinum, Reedbuck, Roan, Sable, Syncerus caffer, Taurotragus oryx, Tragelaphus scriptus, Tragelaphus strepsiceros, Tsessebe, Ungulates, Warthog, Waterbuck, White rhino, Wildebeest and Zebra Equus burchelli
Authors: J.H. Grobler & M.A. Jones
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research

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