Wild herbivore species Body size Megaherbivore
Medium-sized African elephant Yes Rhino Yes Giraffe Yes Burchell's zebra Yes Grevy's zebra Yes Thomson's gazelle Yes Grant's gazelle Yes Hartebeest Yes Impala Yes Cape buffalo Yes Eland Yes Warthog Yes Beisa oryx Yes Greater kudu Yes Lesser kudu Yes Waterbuck Yes Reedbuck Yes Gerenuk Yes Wild herbivore species Feeding habits Grazers Browsers Mixed-feeders African elephant Yes Rhino Yes Giraffe Yes Burchell's zebra Yes Grevy's zebra Yes Thomson's gazelle Yes Grant's gazelle Yes Hartebeest Yes Impala Yes Cape buffalo Yes Eland Yes Warthog Yes Beisa oryx Yes Greater kudu Yes Lesser kudu Yes Waterbuck Yes Reedbuck Yes Gerenuk Yes Source: author, 2017.
Encouraging outlook for recovery of a once severely exploited marine megaherbivore
. Global Ecol.
'Restoration of a megaherbivore
: Landscape-level impacts of white rhinoceros in Kruger National Park, South Africa'.
Law et al., "Translocations as experiments in the ecological resilience of anasocial megaherbivore
," PLoS ONE, vol.
Giraffes are an iconic African species, but their numbers have dropped precipitously in recent decades and they are the latest African megaherbivore
, along with rhinoceros and elephants, to become a species of conservation concern.
2007: The relationship of food intake and ingesta passage predicts feeding ecology in two different megaherbivore
Key words: Megaherbivore
, hippopotamus, biosphere reserve, foraging ecology, West Africa
Coprolite deposits reveal the diet and ecology of the extinct New Zealand megaherbivore
moa (Aves, Dinornithiformes).
The Post-Pleistocene Megaherbivore
Theory is the basis for our project: goats, as browsers, selectively remove the woody plants invading the balds.
Owen-Smith (1988) regarded them as megaherbivores
although females do not attain the megaherbivore
communities are not nearly as diverse as those from the Late Cretaceous of Alberta, and most other fossil communities also pale by comparison.
One of the last remaining megaherbivores
, forest elephants shape their environment by serving as seed dispersers and forest bulldozers as they eat over a hundred species of fruit, trample bushes, knock over trees and create trails and clearings.