Chemical composition of foods eaten by African colobines compared with Southeast Asian colobines

Citation

Lawrence J, McCann C, Dierenfeld ES. 2005. Chemical composition of foods eaten by African colobines compared with Southeast Asian colobines. In Graffam W, Hellinga D, Maslanka M, Ward A, Eds. Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Omaha, NE.

Abstract

Nutritional analyses of foods eaten by wild colobine populations can be useful for understanding colobine nutritional needs, crucial for successful maintenance of captive populations. A previous report by Nijboer et al. summarized the mineral and proximate data for browse composition of three species of Southeast Asian colobines. The authors noted that the diets of these wild colobines contained substantially more fiber and less protein than the diets of captive colobines.

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