Western lowland gorilla diet and resource availability: new evidence, cross-site comparisons, and reflections on indirect sampling methods.

@article{Doran2002WesternLG,
  title={Western lowland gorilla diet and resource availability: new evidence, cross-site comparisons, and reflections on indirect sampling methods.},
  author={Diane M. Doran and Alastair J McNeilage and David Greer and Carolyn Bocian and Patrick T. Mehlman and Natasha F Shah},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={91-116}
}
We describe the resource availability and diet of western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) from a new study site in the Central African Republic and Republic of Congo based on 3 years of study. The results, based on 715 fecal samples and 617 days of feeding trails, were similar to those reported from three other sites, in spite of differences in herb and fruit availability. Staple foods (consumed year-round) included high-quality herbs (Haumania), swamp herbs (when present), and a… CONTINUE READING
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