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Observations on the lambing interval of the cape bushbuck, Tragelaphus scriptus Sylvaticus

H.F. Von Ketelhodt

Abstract


A record of births from three Cape bushbuck ewes at Queens Park Zoo, East London, from November 1971 to December 1974, indicated that the mean lambing interval of Tragelaphus scriptus sylvaticus in captivity is 249 days and that ewes reach sexual maturity at approximately one year of age.



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