Range movements of giraffe in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Author(s)P.S.M. Berry
Year Published1978
JournalEast African Wildlife Journal
Page Numbers77-83
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The range movements of a small population of giraffe in the Luangwa Valley in eastern Zambia were studied over a period of 4.5 years. The majority of the adults of both sexes were found to move over distances in excess of 40 km though only two, both males, moved farther than 50 km. The average home range size was 82 km^2 for males and 68 km^2 for females respectively though these figures are regarded as conservative. Twelve crossings of the Luangwa River by adult males were only recorded during the study.

Key Words: Giraffe, Luangwa Valley, range movements, home range

Author: P.S.M. Berry

Journal: East African Wildlife Journal

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