oa African Zoology - Experiments in immobilising ungulate mammals

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The technique of immobilising wild mammals by injecting them with drugs has received more attention in East Africa than in other parts of the continent. The present author became interested in immobilisation as a means of capturing springbok Antidorcas marsupialis which were to be marked and released for life history studies. Advantage was taken of opportunities to experiment on other species and the results of this work are presented here.

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