Parasites and parasite stages of free-ranging wild lions (panthera leo) of Northern Tanzania

Kathe E. Bjork, Gary A. Averbeck, Bert E Stromberg Jr

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Abstract

Fecal samples from 33 lions (Panthera leo) in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in northern Tanzania contained 19 different parasites, 12 of which, including Aelurostrongylus sp., a species of Acanthocephala, a species of Anoplocephalidae, Capillaria sp., Demodex sp., Eimeria sp., Habronema sp., Isospora felis, Isospora rivolta, one species of Isospora that was previously undescribed from lions, one species of Trematoda that was previously undescribed from lions, and Trichuris sp., were new reports for lions. Seven other species had been previously reported from lions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-61
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Lion
  • Panthera leo
  • Parasites
  • Serengeti
  • Survey

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