102510.  An expert in anesthetizing and tranquilizing animals for capture and transport, Etosha's Dr. Ian Hofmeyr, along with assistant Jakobus Kaipumu, in hat, and nature conservator Mike Heywood, weighs a blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus).  This study, prompted by declining numbers in the park, pointed out three human-related causes: restricted migration, man-made breeding grounds for anthrax, and increased lion population.

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An expert in anesthetizing and tranquilizing animals for capture and transport, Etosha's Dr. Ian Hofmeyr, along with assistant Jakobus Kaipumu, in hat, and nature conservator Mike Heywood, weighs a blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus). This study, prompted by declining numbers in the park, pointed out three human-related causes: restricted migration, man-made breeding grounds for anthrax, and increased lion population.

Keywords:

NAMIBIA, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, HOFMEYR, IAN, HEYWOOD, MICHAEL, KAIPUMU, JAKOBUS, SCALES (WEIGHING), UNIFORMS (NON MILITARY), BLUE WILDEBEESTS, CONNOCHAETES TAURINUS, ANIMAL RESEARCH, ANIMALS IN RESEARCH, WILDLIFE CONSERVATION, ANIMAL HUMAN COEXISTENCE PROBLEMS, VETERINARIANS, ZOOLOGISTS

Location:

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA.

Photographer:

BARTLETT, DES & JEN/National Geographic Creative
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