A COUNT OF THE LARGE MAMMALS OF THE LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK: RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
Article first published online: 29 APR 2008
African Journal of Ecology
Volume 3, Issue 1, pages 95–98, August 1965
How to Cite
Watson, R. M. and Turner, M. I. M. (1965), A COUNT OF THE LARGE MAMMALS OF THE LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK: RESULTS AND DISCUSSION. African Journal of Ecology, 3: 95–98. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2028.1965.tb00741.x
- Issue published online: 29 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 29 APR 2008
- Received for Publication May, 1965
1. The method of counting the large mammals in Lake Manyara National Park is described.
2. The results of the count are listed, and the biomass estimated.
3. It is suggested that the present population exceeds the carryingcapacity because elephant and buffalo are being made to enter and stay in the Park by increasing cultivation round the boundaries.
4. The rise in lake level has aggravated the position by cutting off another route of entry an d exit.
5. The extinction of the plains game population is likewise attributed to the new lake level and increased cultivation.