oa Madoqua - Namib Desert Chacma Baboon (Papio Ursinus) use of food and water resources during a food shortage
|Article Title||Namib Desert Chacma Baboon (Papio Ursinus) use of food and water resources during a food shortage|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Institute of Ecology, University of California, Davis, USA|
|Publication Date||Jan 1986|
|Pages||397 - 407|
|Keyword(s)||Access to free water, Activity foci, Animal foods, Cactiform cuphorbia, Competition for food, Dehydrated fig fruit fragments, Destruction of plants, Euphorbia avas-montana, Excavations, Starvation, Stress, Toxic plants, Water content of plants and Water sources|
Baboons in the Kuiseb Canyon shifted to alternative foods as search time for formerly preferred foods increased. Newly incorporated plant food items included one species, Cyperus marginatus, which required extensive processing and one species, Salvadom persica which was an abundant but low quality food.
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