oa Madoqua - The capture and translocation of the bIack rhinoceros Diceros bicornis Linn. in South West Africa
|Article Title||The capture and translocation of the bIack rhinoceros Diceros bicornis Linn. in South West Africa|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 *Etosha Ecological Institute, Okaukuejo, South West Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1975|
|Pages||35 - 44|
|Keyword(s)||Boma structure, Captivity, Captivity period, Capture procedure, Clinical findings, Field reconnaissance, Immobilization, Inaccessible mountainous terrain, Loading, Off-loading, Population decline, Post capture husbandry, Readaptation, ReIease, Serum transaminase values, Transport and Water-hole|
Between 1970 and 1972 forty three black rhinoceroses Diceros bicornis Linn., were darted from a helicopter and transferred to the Etosha National Park, where they have become well established and now constitute a viable population. Using an etorphine/azaperone combination, a mean immobilisation time of 8 min 22 s was obtained. A multi-lift system fitted to the transport vehicle facilitated the loading of rhinos in difficult terrain.
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