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Hofmeyr, J.M., 1975. The adaptation of wild animals translocated to new areas in South West Africa: pp. 126-131, fig. 1

In: Reid, R.L. Proceedings of the Third World Confence on animal production. Sydney, Sydney University Press

Location: Africa - Southern Africa - Namibia
Subject: Behaviour - Fighting
Species: Black Rhino

Original text on this topic:
After translocation
Several individuals were involved in mortal combat, which took place two to ten weeks after being set free. Four animals (three bulls and one cow) were known to have succumbed from fatal wounds. A heifer died of an unknown cause. In one instance it was necessary to recapture a troublesome bull and transfer it to the Okaukuejo area. Although there was a resident population totaling approximately seven animals, fighting only developed between the rhinos introduced. Conflicts between black rhinos released in the Wankie National Park have also been recorded by Herbert and Austen (1972). The prolonged captivity of rhinos should be avoided wherever possible. A captivity period of approximately ten days was found to be the most suitable.

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