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Since the 1950s the Indian rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis has bred successfully in captivity. An analysis of the international studbook has revealed a high incidence of inbreeding in some captive populations. This paper discusses the effects of inbreeding in relation to other factors, such as...
In December 1992 a Black rhinoceros Diceros bicornis was born to a 22‐year‐old ± at Dvur Kralove Zoo. Because this was her first calf and she appeared to have an under‐developed udder, preparations were made for hand‐rearing. The tolerant behaviour of the dam allowed us to hand‐feed the calf...
The White‐lipped peccary Tayassu pecari is hardy and breeds well in zoos. At Berlin Zoological Garden a founder group of 1.4 imported between 1979 and 1985 has bred successfully and by August 1994 has resulted in a living population of 38 animals, housed at a number of European Zoos. Data have...
Observations carried out on the development of feeding behaviours in Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis calves at Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, gave the mean earliest ages observed as lower than the mean of those previously published for Giraffes in the wild and in captivity. The mean age of ten calves...
The Nile lechwe Kobus megaceros population at Rome Zoo originates from 1.1 wild‐caught animals which arrived in 1959. The ‘harem’ mating system, where the ♀♀ only mate with the dominant J, is typical of this species and because the population has not been genetically managed, the animals have...
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