Faecal Progestagen Profiles in Wild Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum)

@inproceedings{Goot2013FaecalPP,
  title={Faecal Progestagen Profiles in Wild Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum)},
  author={A. C. van der Goot and F. Dalerum and A. Ganswindt and G. Martin and R. Millar and M. Paris},
  year={2013}
}
Knowledge of the reproductive biology of wild animals can provide valuable information for the development of appropriate in situ and ex situ management plans. The present study aimed to establish a non-invasive protocol for monitoring faecal progestagen metabolite (FPM) patterns in wild female southern white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum simum). Six adult females at Lapalala Wilderness, South Africa, were tracked and accurately identified at least once every week. Three animals gave birth… Expand
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