The sex ratio of the giraffe

Author(s)F. Bourliere
Year Published1966
Page Numbers466-471
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61.5 per cent of the 117 young giraffes born in captivity were males. A similar preponderance of males has been observed among adult giraffes in Transvaal and in Amboseli National Reserve, but not in Nairobi National Park where 60.7 per cent of the adults were females. The possible causes of such abnormal sex ratios are discussed. (Article is in French)

Key Words: Giraffe, captivity, Transvaal, Amboseli, Nairobi, abnormal, sex ratio

Author: F. Bourliere

Journal: Mammalia

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