Dagg, Anne Innis.

Recent years have seen much-needed new research undertaken to improve our understanding of the world’s tallest living terrestrial animal. Drawing together the latest research, this is a detailed exploration of current knowledge on the biology, behaviour and conservation needs of giraffe. Dagg highlights striking new data, covering topics such as species classification, the role of infrasound in communication, biological responses to external temperature changes and motherly behaviour and grief. The book discusses research into behaviour alongside practical information on captive giraffe, including diet, stereotypical behaviour, ailments and parasites, covering both problems and potential solutions associated with zoo giraffe. With giraffe becoming endangered species in Africa, the book ultimately focuses on efforts to halt population decline and the outlook for conservation measures.

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Cambridge University Press, Octavo, laminated boards, black and white photographs, illustrations.

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Weight 680 g