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Table 1 Average pH, moisture content and sCOD of freshly collected zebra, giraffe, impala and cow faeces and matching soil samples

From: Evaluation of wild herbivore faeces from South Africa as a potential source of hydrolytically active microorganisms

Source pH Moisture content (%) sCOD (mg/g)
Zebra faeces 8.18 49 80
Zebra soil control 5.81 4 7
Impala faeces 8.32 30 57
Impala soil control 6.34 7 9
Giraffe faeces 7.34 27 73
Giraffe soil control 5.95 4 8
Cow faeces 7.39 54 339
  1. All data shown are the means of measurements performed on samples collected on four different occasions