Results of serologic and virologic testing of wild ruminants for Rift Valley fever virus, Etosha National Park, Namibia, 2011 * Animal and time Total antibodies of sampling rRT-PCR IgM other than IgM Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), n = 230 May-Jul - - - - - + - + - + - - + + - + - + Dec - - - - - + Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), n = 53 May-Jul - - - - - + Dec - - - - - + Black-faced impala (Aepyceros melampus
petersi), n = 8 Dec - - - - - + Animal and time No.
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Effects of chemical immobilisation on the blood composition of impala (Aepyceros melampus
In Serengeti, this group includes impala (Aepyceros melampus
Aspects of the behaviour of the impala male Aepyceros melampus
during the rut.
The site is managed as a wildlife reserve and supports about 1500 large mammals including impala Aepyceros melampus
, blue wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus, greater kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros, common eland Taurotragus oryx, zebra Equus quagga and giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis.
The effects of region and geneder on the fatty acid, amino acid, mineral, myoglobin and collagen contents of impala (Aepyceros melampus
Potential anthrax cases, i.e., suspected and probable cases, were detected in a wide range of wildlife species, including wildebeest, buffalo, impala (Aepyceros melampus
), giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii), and Grant's gazelle (Nanger granti), hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), elephant (Loxodonta africana), and topi (Damaliscus korrigum jimela) (Table 1).
Other native and non-native ruminants in the pasture were white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and some (<10 animals of each species) impalas (Aepyceros melampus
), blackbucks (Antelope cervicapra), and greater kudus (Tragelaphus strepsiceros).
In turn browsing ungulates (dicot feeders) such as impala (Aepyceros melampus
), greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), and giraffe (Giraffa cemlopardalis) benefit and their numbers increase (Walker 1985, Owen-Smith 1988).
Episodes of Acacia species establishment have been observed in Tanzanian savannahs as a result of anthrax epidemics that devastated the populations of impalas (Aepyceros melampus
), an antelope whose mixed feeding habits include eating acacia seedlings.
Instances where animals shift their habitat in response to hunting have been noted in impala (Aepyceros melampus
) (Setsaas et al., 2007) and wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) (Tambling and Du Toit, 2005).