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oa South African Journal of Wildlife Research - 24-month delayed open access - The diet of bush pigs in a sugar-cane agroecosystem: Short communication

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2410-7220
  • E-ISSN: 2410-8200

 

Abstract

Bushpigs, Potamochoerus porcus, in a sugar-farming area of Natal, South Africa, were found to be omnivorous, but plant material dominated their diet year round. Sugar-cane stem was the main item identified in faeces collected on farmland during all seasons and in faeces from adjacent forest during winter and spring. Fruits were probably preferred to sugar cane by animals defecating in the forest during summer and autumn.

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1989-01-01
2019-05-19

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