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

  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},
  • 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
    184 Citations

    Figures and Tables from this paper

    Diet and seasonal changes in sympatric gorillas and chimpanzees at Kahuzi–Biega National Park
    • 121
    • Highly Influenced
    Fallback foods and dietary partitioning among Pan and Gorilla.
    • 107
    Diet and Feeding Ecology of Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in Bulindi, Uganda: Foraging Strategies at the Forest–Farm Interface
    • 77
    Chimpanzee feeding ecology and fallback food use in the montane forest of Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda
    • 7
    • Highly Influenced
    The behavioral ecology of sympatric African apes: implications for understanding fossil hominoid ecology
    • 36


    Composition of the diet of chimpanzees and comparisons with that of sympatric lowland gorillas in the lopé reserve, gabon
    • 300
    • Highly Influential
    Predation on mammals by chimpanzees in the montane forest of Kahuzi, Zaire
    • 31
    Diet of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Mt. Assirik, Senegal: I. Composition
    • 154
    Ecological Constraints on the Foraging Effort of Western Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at Bai Hoköu, Central African Republic
    • M. Goldsmith
    • Geography
    • International Journal of Primatology
    • 2004
    • 142
    Western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) as seasonal frugivores: Use of variable resources
    • M. Remis
    • Biology, Medicine
    • American journal of primatology
    • 1997
    • 195
    • PDF
    Composition of the diet of lowland gorillas at Lopé in Gabon
    • 183
    • Highly Influential
    Feeding ecology of western lowland gorillas in the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo
    • 151
    Gorilla ecology and behavior
    • 182