John Bosco Nkurunungi

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Via a field study of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) and gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei) in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, we found that their diets are seasonally similar, but diverge during lean seasons. Bwindi chimpanzees fed heavily on fruits of Ficus sp., which were largely ignored by the gorillas. Bwindi gorilla diet was(More)
Evidence of tool use for foraging for honey by chimpanzees in Bwindi-Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, is reported. These are the first records of tool use by chimpanzees in this region of the Albertine Rift. Tools of two types were found at sites of bee activity. Chimpanzees apparently use small stick tools to forage for the honey of a stingless bee(More)
Minerals are critical to an individual's health and fitness, and yet little is known about mineral nutrition and requirements in free-ranging primates. We estimated the mineral content of foods consumed by mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Mountain gorillas acquire the majority of their minerals(More)
Though the majority of primates live in tropical habitats, several species partially or exclusively range in high altitude regions of Africa, Asia, and Madagascar (Blanco and Rahalinarivo 2010; Iwamoto and Dunbar 1983; Kirkpatrick and Grueter 2010; Mendiratta et al. 2009; Watts 1998; Whiten et al. 1987). The differences among the diets of high and low(More)
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