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Soil-eattng by Cape Mountain Zebras Equus Zebra Zebra in the Mountain Zebra National Park

B. L Penzhorn
Koedoe | Vol 25, No 1 | a606 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v25i1.606 | © 1982 B. L Penzhorn | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 December 1982 | Published: 02 December 1982

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B. L Penzhorn, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Cape mountain zebra stallions, mares and foals ate soil at mineral licks, mainly during summer. Calcium was the only mineral with higher concentrations at the licks than in all surrounding soil samples. The influence of calcium on reproduction is discussed.

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