Director, Wild Canid Survival and Research Center, PO Box 760, Eureka, MO 63025, USA.
Calf management and the collection of physiological data for Okapi Okapia johnstoni: at Dallas Zoo
Article first published online: 18 DEC 2007
© 1994 The Zoological Society of London
International Zoo Yearbook
Volume 33, Issue 1, pages 263–268, January 1994
How to Cite
LINDSEY, S. L., BENNETT, C., PYLE, E., WILLOW, M. and YANG, A. (1994), Calf management and the collection of physiological data for Okapi Okapia johnstoni: at Dallas Zoo. International Zoo Yearbook, 33: 263–268. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-1090.1994.tb03580.x
- Issue published online: 18 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 18 DEC 2007
The survival rate of Okapi Okapia johnstoni calves born in captivity has been relatively low. At Dallas Zoo, over 32 years, 19 calves were born five of which died in their first year. In 1982 a series of neonatal health checks was instigated and infants are now sexed, weighed, measured and various other procedures carried out within 48 hours of parturition.