oa African Zoology - Daily occurrence of African game animals at water holes during dry weather

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Few quantitative studies have been made of the behaviour or biology of the African game animals, although much has been written about them. The data presented here are derived from 27 observational censuses each lasting 24 hours carried out during 1958, 1959 and 1960 in Wankie National Park, Rhodesia, by members of staff of the Department of National Parks, and involving over 11,000 animals. These censuses are conducted on or near the night of the full moon in late September, October or early November (during the peak of the dry season) when the game animals are concentrated near the few pans or waterholes which still contain water.

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