Composition of the diet of chimpanzees and comparisons with that of sympatric lowland gorillas in the lopé reserve, gabon

  title={Composition of the diet of chimpanzees and comparisons with that of sympatric lowland gorillas in the lop{\'e} reserve, gabon},
  author={C. Tutin and M. Fernandez},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  • C. Tutin, M. Fernandez
  • Published 1993
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American Journal of Primatology
  • Over an eight‐year period, a total of 174 food items were recorded for chimpanzees (Pan t. troglodytes) in the Lopé Reserve in central Gabon. Plant foods, principally fruit, dominated the diet but insects were eaten regularly, and predation on at least three species of mammal occurred infrequently. The diversity of the vegetative component of the diet (leaves, stems, and bark) was probably underestimated by fecal analysis. Comparison of chimpanzee diet at Lopé with that of sympatric lowland… CONTINUE READING
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