oa Madoqua - Nutritional balance between grassland productivity and large herbivore demand in the Etosha National Park
|Article Title||Nutritional balance between grassland productivity and large herbivore demand in the Etosha National Park|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 *Ecological Institute, Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo, South West Africa/Namibi. **Zoology Department, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch|
|Publication Date||Jan 1982|
|Pages||141 - 150|
|Keyword(s)||Activity patterns, Aerial censuses, Age-sex ratio, Energy budgets, Family unit, Free existence, Ground observations, Helicopter count, Nitrogen demand, Population structure and Protein-rich short grass|
The total demand of energy and protein by six large herbivore species, namely blue wildebeest, Burchell's zebra, springbok, gemsbok, red hartebeest, and ostrich was balanced against critical nutrients as well as against the measured usage.
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