Intrapopulation differences in ant eating in the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

@article{Ganas2004IntrapopulationDI,
  title={Intrapopulation differences in ant eating in the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda},
  author={Jessica Ganas and Martha M Robbins},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2004},
  volume={45},
  pages={275-278}
}
Variability in ant eating has been observed in several populations of eastern and western gorillas. We investigated the occurrence of ant (Dorylus sp.) eating in two groups of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) with overlapping home ranges within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda from September 2001 to August 2002. We calculated the frequency of ant eating by an indirect method of analyzing fecal samples from silverbacks, adult females, and juveniles. One group consumed ants… CONTINUE READING
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