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Comparative morphology of the digestive system of 19 species of Southern African myomorph rodents in relation to diet and evolution
The most complex caeca, of the herbivorous Otomyids, possessed numerous haustra and internal papillae probably associated with caecal microbial fermentation.
Postrelease Success of Two Rehabilitated Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) Troops in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Results suggest that rehabilitated vervet monkeys could be successfully released in the future, and recommendations are provided for consideration in future releases.
Temporal and spatial patterns in blue duikers Philatomba monticola and red duikers Cephalophus natalensis
Forest duikers spend a large proportion of the day engaged in sedentary behaviour and were relatively more active in habitats of higher quality, while home ranges and core areas of red duikers overlapped extensively.
Research and conservation of the larger parrots of Africa and Madagascar: a review of knowledge gaps and opportunities
This review of developments since the production of the IUCN Parrot Action Plan published in 2000, identifies areas where critical knowledge is lacking and highlight opportunities to address them.
Habitat use and feeding behaviour of the buffalo and the white rhinoceros in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve
Resource partitioning by buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) was compared during the dry season in the Hluhluwe section of Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, KwaZulu-Natal,…
Habitat assessment of small mammals in the Umvoti Vlei Conservancy, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Stomach content analysis revealed that R. pumilio was primarily granivorous whereas the multimammate mouse Mastomys natalensis preferred green plant foods, and green plants contributed less to the diets of these species during winter when seed intake was increased.
The effect of overgrazing on the small mammals in Umfolozi Game Reserve
Four trapping grids in two open woodland communities were monitored from July 1982 to December 1983. Small mammal population numbers showed a positive response to a decrease in large ungulate grazing…
Food habits of coexisting Cape clawless otter and spotted-necked otter in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, South Africa
The food habits of co-existing otter species were studied in a catchment in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg and spotted-necked otter Lutra maculicollis showed greater trophic plasticity in different habitats and exhibited a wider troPHic niche than A. capensis.
Heterothermy in elephant shrews, Elephantulus spp. (Macroscelidea): daily torpor or hibernation?
These data are characteristic of both hibernation and daily torpor, and it is argued that these two physiological responses may not necessarily have separate evolutionary origins.
Feeding ecology and foraging behaviour of the Namib Desert golden mole, Eremitalpa granti namibensis (Chrysochloridae)
It is suggested that desert moles opportunistically exploit a sedentary prey resource which occurs in patches of high concentrations, hence avoiding the energetic costs implicit in pursuing more mobile prey and in minimizing energy expenditure in an energy-sparse environment.