Do you have friends in high places? Social attachment in captive giraffe

As part of an on-going study, using the giraffe herd at Marwell Wildlife, measurement and assessment of partner-preference and social interaction between male and female giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) has been undertaken across a three year period. The idea behind this study hopes to provide evidence for the ‘importance’ of social bonding to a captive mammal in an apparently artificial situation, and to shed light on a specific aspect of giraffe biology

Last Updated
January 26, 2021
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