oa Madoqua - Drinking times and behaviour at waterholes of some game species in the Etosha National Park
|Article Title||Drinking times and behaviour at waterholes of some game species in the Etosha National Park|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Nature Conservation and Tourism Branch, South West Africa Administration|
|Publication Date||Jan 1977|
|Pages||61 - 69|
|Keyword(s)||Cement troughs, Daylight drinkers, Horn presentations, Indiscriminate, Intra-specific aggression, Muddy pools, Night drinkers, Peak drinking times, Perennial water, Pre-dawn drinkers and Temporary aggregations|
In the Etosha National Park some 33 000 observations on drinking patterns and behaviour were made on rhinoceros Diceros bicornis, zebra Equus burcheIli, wildebeest Connochaetus taurinus, hartebeest AIcelaphus buselaphus, gemsbok Oryx gazella, kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros, eland Taurotragus oryx, giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus, springbok Antidorcas marsupialis, elephant Loxodonta africana, lion Panthera leo, jackal Canis mesomelas, hyaena Crocuta crocuta and ostrich Struthio camelus. Results were anaIysed and compared with simiIar studies elsewhere and suggest that variations may occur regionally.
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