Radio-Tracking Giraffe for Ecological Studies

Author(s)V.A Langman
Year Published1973
JournalSouth African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers75-78
Size633.57 KB

The movements of giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) were monitored by radio telemetry. A collar was designed and tested for marking and long-term radio-tracking. Giraffe were captured following immobilization with the drug combination of fentanyl citrate, azaperone, and hyoscine hydrobromid. Movements of seven giraffe have been monitored for periods ranging from one to seven months. Tracking data have determined the size and stability of the home range for the radio-collared giraffe.

Keywords: radio-tracking, giraffe, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, ecological studies, tracking techniques
Author: V.A Langman
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research (1973) 75-78

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