Thomson's gazelle

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East African gazelle

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Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania lies south of the study area of Bradbury et al.(1996) and is the principal wet-season range of the migratory Thomson's gazelles that they studied.
We conducted intake trials using captive Thomson's gazelles (see Plate 1) at the Tanzania Wildlife Corporation animal holding facility at Oldonyo Sambu, 40 km north of Arusha, Tanzania (3 [degrees] 9.7[feet] S, 36 [degrees] 38.9[feet] E).
We measured grass digestibility relative to abundance using fecal collections taken from free-ranging Thomson's gazelles in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania in 1996.
For Thomson's gazelles, we calculated a maximum consumption parameter ([R.sub.max]) of 6.42 g/min and a half-saturation constant (b) of 16.57 g/[m.sup.2] ([r.sup.2] = 0.36).
Behavioral observations of free-ranging Thomson's gazelles suggest that they strongly select for grass leaf and sheath, which are the most digestible fractions of a tiller (Bradbury et al.
In their natural range, Thomson's gazelles tend to aggregate on shortgrass plains during the growing season (Walther 1973, Maddock 1979, Borner et al.
Herpesviruses have caused clinical disease in zoo animals, including a case of EHV-9 infection in Thomson's gazelles (3) and a recently described endotheliotropic betaherpesvirus infection in Asian and African elephants (8).
As part of a larger study on the settlement and dispersion of foraging Thomson's gazelles, we sought to identify the constraints that underlying sward densities might impose on the bite and intake rates of foraging individuals.
This was due to regular cropping by Maasai cattle and wild grazers (wildebeest, zebra, topi, impala, and Grant's and Thomson's gazelles).
Assuming the values for [R.sub.max] and [B.sub.max] cited above and an allometric relation between bite mass and underlying protein density, we can rewrite the Process 3 bite-rate equation for Thomson's gazelles as
These values are similar to those estimated for Thomson's gazelles by Illius and Fitzgibbon (1994) using very different assumptions and data.
Using allometric relations described by Pennycuik (1979), Illius and Fitzgibbon (1994) estimated the maximum walking speed of a Thomson's gazelle to be 44.29 m/min.
(1994), [R.sub.max] for a 20-kg Thomson's gazelle should be 5.738 g/min.
EHV-9 is most closely related to the recently emergent neurotropic pathogen, EHV-1, but was first described in an outbreak of disease in Thomson's gazelles (Gazella thomsoni) and subsequently in a giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) with encephalitis (1-3; M.
Previous reports described EHV-9 infection and encephalitis in Thomson's gazelles and a reticulated giraffe that directly commingled with zebras (2, 12; M.