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Note on sleep in captive giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata)

By Michael Noonan and Dr. Mark B. Kristal

Abstract

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

Topics: Animal Behavior, Comparative Psychology
Year: 1979
DOI identifier: 10.1080/02541858.1979.11447657
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:6215

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