9. Mammal Nursery Report 2005

Mammal Nursery Report

Currently there are 4 infants under the care of the Mammal Nursery unit: 1.1 Persian Goitered Gazelle (Subgutturosa subgutturosa), 1.0 Red Fronted Gazelle (Gazella rufifrons), 1.0 Dorcas Gazelle (Gazella dorcas).
The reasons for had rearing are various. Mainly maternal reluctance, death or weaknesses of the mother, weakness of the infant or management reasons are responsible for the decision to hand rear neonates. The benefit of such animals is to calm down nervous or frightened groups and to have some animals you can use as “ambassadors” for education purpose.

Within the last 5 years about 50 gazelles and antelopes with particular focus on Gerenuks (Litocranius walleri) and Phillips Dikdiks (Madoqua saltiana phillipsi) apart from several other species, have been successfully hand-reared in the Mammal Nursery unit.

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© Mammal Dept Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation 2005



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