Penguin diet and nutrition

Citation

Crissey, S. and McGill, P. (1994) Diet and Nutrition. In: Penguin Husbandry Manual. American Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Abstract

Meeting the nutritional needs of penguins is essential if they are to survive and reproduce in captivity. Developing appropriate dietary guidelines involves using information 1) from feeding ecology data, 2) from published nutrient requirement data 3) on food availability to zoos and 4) on food preference. It is also essential to store and process food items correctly and provision the birds on appropriate schedules.

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