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Note on sleep in captive giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata)

Noonan, Michael and Kristal, Dr. Mark B. (1979) Note on sleep in captive giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata). [Journal (Paginated)]

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The relatively small amount of time spent sleeping by giraffes, can be attributed most directly to the need for constant rumination. This is consonant with the more general ecological notion that sleep patterns in prey species are usually characterized by brief, intermittent periods of sleep.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:giraffe, sleep
Subjects:Biology > Animal Behavior
Psychology > Comparative Psychology
ID Code:6215
Deposited By:Kristal, Mark B.
Deposited On:19 Sep 2008 14:56
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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