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Black rhinoceros Diceros bicomis capture, transportation and boma management by the Natal Parks Board

R.R. Henwood
Koedoe | Vol 32, No 2 | a472 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v32i2.472 | © 1989 R.R. Henwood | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 October 1989 | Published: 21 October 1989

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R.R. Henwood, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa

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Abstract

Selected Papers from the Rhinoceros Conservation Workshop, Skukuza, Kruger National Park,31 August – 4 September 1988 The procedure used by the Natal Parks Board in the capture of black rhinoceros Diceros bicomis minor (Drummond, 1876) is outlined. It is emphasised that a successful capture operation requires careful planning and should not be attempted by the uninitiated or by parties who have little or no experience. Dosages of drugs are given, the darting and actual capture procedures highlighted, and aspects of transport and practical boma management are described.

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Natal Parks Board, black rhinoceros, immobilising drugs, dosages, capture, boma management.

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