Kenya - Giraffe and Kob, June 23 - 26, 1959

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The dictabelt is a recording of Helmut Buechner's field notes for work completed in the vicinity of Lugari [Lugare], Kenya, June 23 - 26, 1959. Observations are primarily of kob and giraffe. Buechner includes date of each entry, followed by detailed narratives with names of colleagues with whom worked, local staff, and the process of measuring and tagging kob. Much of the description centers on method of apprehending kob, including type and amount of sedative used and the individual kob's reactions to the drug over periods of time. He also describes observation sites, vegetation in vicinity (sometimes listed with scientific name), and interactions with local ranchers. Observations of herds and individual kob sometimes include behavior or interaction, time of day, age, and sex.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 23, 1959

End Date

Jun 26, 1959

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  • Lugare
  • Kenya


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sound recording-nonmusical

Accession #

SIA RU007279

Collection name

Helmut Karl Buechner Papers, 1939-1975

Physical Description

1 sound recording

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 27