Plant choice in the construction of night nests by gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.

@article{Rothman2006PlantCI,
  title={Plant choice in the construction of night nests by gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.},
  author={Jessica M. Rothman and Alice Nelson Pell and E S Dierenfeld and Colleen M McCann},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={361-8}
}
We investigated the choice of plants in nest sites and individual night nests of a group of gorillas (Gorilla beringei) in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Most of the nests were built on the ground in secondary forest or canopy gaps. The gorillas used 62 plant genera in their nests out of a possible 108 plant genera available in the immediate environment. This group of Bwindi gorillas chose nest sites nonrandomly with respect to habitat type and selected nest sites in which Pteridium… CONTINUE READING

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