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Record: oai:ARNO:504530

AuthorAxel Reventlow
TitleThe growth of our Giraffes and Giraffe-calves
JournalBijdragen tot de Dierkunde
AbstractAs far as I can recollect, only few reliable informations have been published concerning the total height and weight of new-born giraffe-calves; and as constant measuring of the growth of giraffes probably only in very few cases has been undertaken, I should like, by the following article, to contribute a little to the clearing of these matters. My opservations were made from March, 1939, until December, 1948, on 10 different giraffes whom I had the opportunity of studying at close quarters here in the Zoological Gardens of Copenhagen.
On October 24th, 1915, we got a still-born giraffe-calf with a weight of 67,5 kg, the height unfortunately was not recorded.
Document typearticle
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