Diet Composition of Western Derby eland (Taurotragus Derbianus Derbianus) in the Dry Season in a Natural and a Managed Habitat in Senegal using Faecal Analyses

@inproceedings{Hejcmanov2010DietCO,
  title={Diet Composition of Western Derby eland (Taurotragus Derbianus Derbianus) in the Dry Season in a Natural and a Managed Habitat in Senegal using Faecal Analyses},
  author={Pavla Hejcmanov{\'a} and Miloslav Homolka and Mark{\'e}ta Anton{\'i}nov{\'a} and Michal Hejcman and Veronika Podh{\'a}jeck{\'a}},
  year={2010}
}
The dietary composition of the western Derby eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus), a critically endangered antelope, was investigated using microhistological analyses of faeces. Samples were collected in the Niokolo Koba National Park, the refuge of the last wild population, and in the Bandia wildlife reserve, where the animals foraged on natural and supplementary food. Leaves, shoots of woody plants, and fruits were the three major components at both sites. They formed 98.8% of diet volume… Expand
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