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Notes on rumen contents of Cape Buffalo Syncerus Caffer in the Addo Elephant National Park

G. de Graaf, K.C.A. Schultz, P.T. van der Waet
Koedoe | Vol 16, No 1 | a884 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v16i1.884 | © 1973 G. de Graaf, K.C.A. Schultz, P.T. van der Waet | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 July 1973 | Published: 28 July 1973

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G. de Graaf,, South Africa
K.C.A. Schultz,, South Africa
P.T. van der Waet,, South Africa

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Abstract

The oesophagus and rumen contents of 18 Capebuffalo that died during the 1969/70 drought in the Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth were analysedand are discussed as regards a description, based on quantitativedata, of the main vegetation types in the Park. Notes on plantspecies that were observed being utilised by buffalo are also given.


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