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The Spatio-Temporal System of Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis, Linnaeus, 1758) in the Osnabrück Zoo / Über das Raum-Zeit-System von Giraffen (Giraffa camelopardalis, Linnaeus, 1758) im Zoo Osnabrück

The study aimed at spatial-temporal behaviour and possible path-use of zoo-giraffes (Osnabrück Zoo). Another aim was to reveal possible connections between external factors and the spatial behaviour of the animals. Results should be used for the restructuring of the giraffes’ outdoor enclosure as well. The herd consisted of one bull, three females and one calf. Data recording took place in July/August 2014 (ca. 170 observing hours, > 2000 scan-points recorded). The animals were observed by scan-sampling-method. For path-use animals were

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