A review of the diets of captive gorillas (Gorilla gorilla).

  • Daniel Cousins
  • Published 1976 in Acta zoologica et pathologica Antverpiensia


It is clear that most zoos feed their gorillas a principally frugivorous diet, while the diets of wild gorilla populations are undoubtedly basically herbivorous. The primary food plant of western and eastern lowland gorillas is Aframomum, and Blancou (1955) even maintains that these plants possess active parasiticidal qualities, but this subscription is not… (More)