Feeding Behaviour of Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) at Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitaion Centre

Darlene Natalie, Reggie (2008) Feeding Behaviour of Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) at Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitaion Centre. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This research was conducted to observe and to obtain information on the feeding behaviour of orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) at Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Observations were done in two seasons dry season and wet season. Focal animal sampling method was used in obtaining information on the feeding behaviour of the orangutans at the centre. Orangutans were found to have spent a total of 159 observational minutes on feeding during dry season while only 96 observational minutes during wet season. When comparing between wild food items and offered food, they had spent most of their time feeding on offered food for both dry (51 %) and wet (76%) season. During observation, leaves were found to be consumed more (38%) during dry season while fruits (13%) were mostly consumed during wet season. Foraging habits are not really influenced by the presence of humans as they are more customed to them.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orangutans, Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Feeding, Dry Season, Wet Season
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Patrick
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2021 07:45
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2021 07:45
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/34080

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