Diet and Feeding Behavior of Mysore Slender Lorises

  title={Diet and Feeding Behavior of Mysore Slender Lorises},
  author={K. Nekaris and D. Rasmussen},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  • K. Nekaris, D. Rasmussen
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • We studied the feeding ecology of the Mysore slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus lydekkerianus) for 10.5 mo in a dry scrub forest at Ayyalur Interface Forestry Division, Tamil Nadu, South India. We recorded and analyzed 1240 feeding incidents, which indicate that the lorises were almost exclusively faunivorous, with 96% of all feeding events representing animal prey. Of prey items that could be identified (n = 605), 62.9% were ants and termites. Lorises fed on ≥9 orders and 17 families of… CONTINUE READING
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