Behavioral Ecology of Sympatric Chimpanzees and Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda: Diet

@article{Stanford2004BehavioralEO,
  title={Behavioral Ecology of Sympatric Chimpanzees and Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda: Diet},
  author={C. Stanford and John Bosco Nkurunungi},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={901-918}
}
  • C. Stanford, John Bosco Nkurunungi
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • 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 overall more folivorous than chimpanzee diet, but was markedly more frugivorous than that of gorillas in the nearby Virunga Volcanoes. During… CONTINUE READING
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