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Body growth and age determination of the Sable Hippotragus Niger Niger (Harris, 1838)

J. H Grobler
Koedoe | Vol 23, No 1 | a641 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v23i1.641 | © 1980 J. H Grobler | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 December 1980 | Published: 02 December 1980

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J. H Grobler, National Parks Board of Trustees, South Africa

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Abstract

Sable were studied in the Rhodes Matopos National Park in Zimbabwe from 1971@1978. This paper discusses aspects of body growth, both isometric and allometric, from the study. Also, age determination of the species from field observation, macroscopic analysis and microscopic examination of various tissues. Much of the data were taken from free-living and semi free-living known-age animals.

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