oa Madoqua - Notes on the reproduction in Hartmann zebra Equus zebra hartmannae in South West Africa
|Article Title||Notes on the reproduction in Hartmann zebra Equus zebra hartmannae in South West Africa|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Division of Nature Conservation and Tourism, Windhoek, South West Africa Administration|
|Publication Date||Jan 1974|
|Pages||31 - 35|
|Keyword(s)||Bachelor groups, Breeding groups, Breeding peak, Corpus lutcum, Equus burchelli bohmi, Equus grevyi, Follicle rupturing, Gene flow, Genetic variability, Gestation period, Phylogenetic ritualization, Reproductive behaviour and Sexually mature age|
In the Hartmann zebra one finds an exclusive one-male dominance over a given number of females. The subgroup population has the reproductive advantages that it ensures selective breeding and gene flow. The oestrus cycle in young females under certain given conditions is important in the formation of new breeding units. Males without a breeding unit are psychologically castrated.
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