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Growth and development of the impala Aepyceros melampus

N. Fairall, H. H. Braack
Koedoe | Vol 19, No 1 | a1185 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v19i1.1185 | © 1976 N. Fairall, H. H. Braack | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 August 1976 | Published: 15 August 1976

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N. Fairall, Department of Nature Conservation, Cape Town, South Africa
H. H. Braack, Department of Nature Conservation, Skukuza, South Africa

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Abstract

Growth and development of the prenatal impala has been described by Fairall (1969) and Roettcher, Hoffman and Kayanja (1970) while weights and measurements of the mature animal have been reported by Sachs (1967) and Talbot and McCulloch (1965). Child (1964) has investigated growth in this species. This paper serves as a baseline for comparison of future changes in morphology of the species, as the animals were all obtained at the beginning of the culling programme.

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