A Detailed Study: Does the Luangwa Hippo Population Size and Density Distribution Vary between Upper and Lower Study Blocks? What Are the Management Implications of Such Distribution Pattern?
The distribution of the common hippopotamus was studied along a 165-kilometer stretch of the Luangwa River in eastern Zambia. Population growth and decline cause oscillations that have persisted for the last 40 years (1976-2015). The research area was divided into upper (A-D) and lower (E-H) study blocks. Between 1976...Read More