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Breeding the Zebra duiker at the Los Angeles Zoo

Breeding the Zebra duiker at the Los Angeles Zoo Cephalophus zebra a t the Los Angeles Zoo CAROLE C . U D E L L Animal Keeper, Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, California 90027, USA The Zebra duiker Cephalophus zebra, a small secretive antelope, is one of the most spectacularly coloured of the duikers with a pelage of rich golden to orange, banded transversely in very dark brown or black. Both sexes have horns but they are more prominent in the d. The Zebra duiker is rare in captivity and, apart from the Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville, we believe that we are the only zoo in the United States to have bred the species successfully (Farst et al., 1980). HOUSING At present the Los Angeles Zoo has two adult pairs, one with a p young. Pair 1 and young are housed in an irregular rectangular exhibit, c. 10.7 x 5 . 5 x 2 . 4 m , with the top enclosed by chain link fencing and covered with 2.5 x 5 cm wiremesh. The exhibit is glassfronted and the back and sides are of granite. About one eighth of the outdoor enclosure is covered with an aluminium awning, extending from the 2 x http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

Breeding the Zebra duiker at the Los Angeles Zoo

International Zoo Yearbook , Volume 21 (1) – Jan 1, 1981

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1981 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0074-9664
eISSN
1748-1090
DOI
10.1111/j.1748-1090.1981.tb01972.x
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Abstract

Cephalophus zebra a t the Los Angeles Zoo CAROLE C . U D E L L Animal Keeper, Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, California 90027, USA The Zebra duiker Cephalophus zebra, a small secretive antelope, is one of the most spectacularly coloured of the duikers with a pelage of rich golden to orange, banded transversely in very dark brown or black. Both sexes have horns but they are more prominent in the d. The Zebra duiker is rare in captivity and, apart from the Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville, we believe that we are the only zoo in the United States to have bred the species successfully (Farst et al., 1980). HOUSING At present the Los Angeles Zoo has two adult pairs, one with a p young. Pair 1 and young are housed in an irregular rectangular exhibit, c. 10.7 x 5 . 5 x 2 . 4 m , with the top enclosed by chain link fencing and covered with 2.5 x 5 cm wiremesh. The exhibit is glassfronted and the back and sides are of granite. About one eighth of the outdoor enclosure is covered with an aluminium awning, extending from the 2 x

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International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1981

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