The effect of translocation on the Rothschild’s giraffes

Author(s)Kagumaho Kakuyo
Year Published1980
JournalUniversity of Nairobi Library
Page Numbers3-6
Size1.24 MB

In July 1977, twenty one Rothschild's giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi LYDEKKER) were trans-located by the Kenya Game Department from Lewa Downs Farm, Soy to Nakuru National Park. The objective of the translocation was to accord the  giraffes and opportunity to establish themselves in a protected environment.
The research described in this thesis was carried out between August 1978 and July 1979 in both Nakuru National Park and Lewa Downs Farm, Soy.
The aim of this study was to compare selected aspects of the ecology and behaviour of the trans-located giraffes and those that remained in Soy, and thereby to asses the effects of the translocation on the Rothschild's giraffes in Nakuru.

Key words: Rothschild's giraffe, translocation, Kenya, behaviour
Authors: Kagumaho Kakuyo 
Journal: University of Nairobi Library 

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