The reaction of a group of Rothschild’s giraffe to a new environment

Author(s)E. M. Nesbit Evans
Year Published1970
JournalEast African Wildlife Journal
Page Numbers53-62
Size1.54 MB
Abstract:

The behaviour of a translocated group of 11 Rothschild's giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi Lydekker) was studied for 9 weeks in 1968. A comparison was made between their new and former habitats, the food plants eaten in both places, and behaviour.

For 3.5 months after release, they appeared to have settled in the area, but they suddenly started extending their range.

Possible reasons are suggested for their failure to stay in the release area and their eventual disappearance.

Key Words: Rothschild's giraffe, translocation, disappearance, behaviour, habitat

Author: E. M. Nesbit Evans

Journal: East African Wildlife Journal


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