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Some aspects of the history and population ecology of the tsessebe damaliscus lunatus lunatus in the Kruger National Park

S.C.J. Joubert, P.J.L. Bronkhorst
Koedoe | Vol 20, No 1 | a937 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v20i1.937 | © 1977 S.C.J. Joubert, P.J.L. Bronkhorst | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 August 1977 | Published: 27 August 1977

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Abstract

The population trends and distribution of the tsessebe population of the Kruger National Park are evaluated in terms of the available data derived from records compiled in the developmental history of the Kruger National Park (KNP). The recent numerical status of the population is also given. A description of the habitats favoured by tsessebe in the KNP is presented as well as an analysis of the age structure and sex-ratio of the population. Aspects of the social organisation of tsessebe affecting the interpretation of the age structure and sex-ratio phenomena of the population, are also discussed.


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