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Table 1 Demographic and transport information for focal animals 3–7

From: Non-invasive assessment of adrenocortical activity as a measure of stress in giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

Giraffe Sex Subspecies Age at Transport (years) Transport Type Transport Durationa (h) Samples Collectedb No. of Samples
3 M G. c. rothschildi 1 Within-zoo 0.33 −10 to +30 d n = 38
4 F G. c. reticulata 3 Between-zoo 4 −38 to +41 d n = 37
5 F G. c. reticulata 2.5 Between-zoo 4.5 −3 to +14 d n = 18
6 F G. c. angolensis 10 Between-zoo 6 −8 to +38 d n = 38
7 F G. c. angolensis 11 Between-zoo 6 −5 to +38 d n = 38
  1. aThe reported transport duration is the amount of time the animal was actually moving in the transport vehicle; the time to load, secure and unload the animal is not included
  2. bDate range for sample collection relative to the date of transport, followed by number of samples collected. - indicates the number of days before transport and + indicates the number of days after transport