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Loutit, B.D., 1984. Protecting the black rhino in Damaraland, Namibia. Pachyderm 4: 13-14, figs. 1-3, map 1

Location: Africa - Southern Africa - Namibia
Subject: Ecology - Census Methods
Species: Black Rhino

Original text on this topic:
Identikit system. Rhino numbers are carefully monitored by means of an identikit system compiled by Garth Owen-Smith, Karl Peter Erb, and the staff of the Skeleton Coast Park, assisted by Elias Hambo and Bernard Roman. To date 40 rhinos have been identified, most of which have been photographed. A possible 50-60 still survive in the area. Hind foot spoor size, ear notches, horn shapes, sex and age classes are recorded. The records of track (spoor) sizes have proved valuable in checking if a spoor is missing from a habitual drinking place or home range. The area is immediately searched on foot in case poaching may have taken place

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