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Titolo:
Feeding gum arabic to new world monkeys: Species differences and palatability
Autore:
Herron, S; Price, E; Wormell, D;
Indirizzi:
Durrell Wildlife Conservat Trust, Trinity JE3 5BP, Jersey, England DurrellWildlife Conservat Trust Trinity Jersey England JE3 5BP , England
Titolo Testata:
ANIMAL WELFARE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 10, anno: 2001,
pagine: 249 - 256
SICI:
0962-7286(200108)10:3<249:FGATNW>2.0.ZU;2-6
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PROPOSED NUTRITIONAL IMPORTANCE; SAGUINUS-MYSTAX TAMARINS; GOLDEN LION TAMARINS; MARMOSETS CALLITHRIX; LEONTOPITHECUS-ROSALIA; SOUTHEASTERN BRAZIL; HOME-RANGE; FOREST; PRIMATES; DIET;
Keywords:
animal welfare; exudates; Goeldi's monkey; gum; marmoset; nutrition; tamarin;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
36
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Price, E Durrell Wildlife Conservat Trust, Les Augres Manor, Trinity JE3 5BP, Jersey, England Durrell Wildlife Conservat Trust Les Augres Manor Trinity Jersey England JE3 5BP
Citazione:
S. Herron et al., "Feeding gum arabic to new world monkeys: Species differences and palatability", ANIM WELFAR, 10(3), 2001, pp. 249-256

Abstract

Members of the New, World primate genera Callithrix and Cebuella have specialisations for eating plant exudates. Exudates are also an important component of the diets of many other callitrichid species in the wild, especially at times of nutritional stress. Gum arabic is fed daily to all marmosets and to some tamarins in Jersey Zoo's collection. This study investigated species differences in liking for gum and the effects of the concentration ofgum solutions on palatability. As predicted from field data, Callithrix species consumed more gum than other species; Saguinus also showed quite a strong liking for gum. In parallel with data from the wild, lion tamarins (Leontopithecus spp.) consumed the least, and Callimico also took relatively, little. The two marmoset species tended to like stronger solutions of gum more than weak solutions and therefore, the provision of smaller amounts of stronger concentrations is likely to be the most cost-effective way of incorporating gum into the diet. Providing gum to callitrichids on a regular basis can have significant welfare benefits.

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