GASTROINTESTINAL AND RESPIRATORY PARASITES SURVEY IN WILD AFRICAN LIONS (PANTHERA LEO) FROM NIASSA NATIONAL RESERVE, MOZAMBIQUE – PRELIMINARY RESULTS
The African lion (Panthera leo) is an iconic species of the African continent, classified as vulnerable by the IUCN. Infectious diseases are one main threat for the survival of this species. However, the impact of parasitic infections has been overlooked and poorly documented. In order to characterise the para-sitological fauna of these animals, a study was carried out in the Niassa National Reserve (NNR), Northern Mozambique, where a large population of lions lives. In partnership with the Niassa Lion Project and the administration of the Niassa Reserve, 44 lion faecal samples were collected in an area of 600 km² (Concession L5-South), and later processed and analysed at the Laboratory of Parasit-ology and Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of...
Proc Int Conf Dis Zoo Wild Anim
- Nenhuma restrição
- Outra biodiversidade terrestre
- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base
- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações
- Reserva Nacional do Niassa