DIET OF THE COMMON WARTHOG (PHACOCHOERUS AFRICANUS) ON FORMER CATTLE GROUNDS IN A TANZANIAN SAVANNA

@inproceedings{Treydte2006DIETOT,
  title={DIET OF THE COMMON WARTHOG (PHACOCHOERUS AFRICANUS) ON FORMER CATTLE GROUNDS IN A TANZANIAN SAVANNA},
  author={Anna Christina Treydte and Stefano M Bernasconi and Michael Kreuzer and Peter J. Edwards},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract In otherwise nutrient-poor savannas, fertile vegetation patches are particularly attractive to ungulates because of the higher-quality food they provide. We investigated forage plants and diet of the common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) on an abandoned cattle ranch in coastal Tanzania. The forage grasses of highest nutritional quality occurred in former paddock enclosures (bomas) where cattle had been herded at night. In the dry season, grass samples from bomas contained… CONTINUE READING

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