The strong preferences of Rubondo chimpanzees for fruits of several tree species show that tree fruiting patterns have an important in???uence on behavior. However, the diet and grouping patterns of the Rubondo chimpanzees are best understood by considering the role of a liana species in providing a fruit fallback food during periods of relative tree fruit scarcity. It is likely that more consistent fruit availability across seasons, resulting in part from the high density and aseasonal fruiting patterns of lianas, is an important factor in sustaining the introduced chimpanzee population on Rubondo Island.
Fact: They love fruit and eat it when available. If some fruit is not in season they get to another fruit, which is in season and not fall back on other foods like plants stems. That i understood from this text. So far.
Does this show that the chimpanzees doing a fast? What is their reaction to scarcity? And do you know when they start including animals(monkeys, ants) in their diets?
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on January 05, 2012
at 07:21 PM
What I want to know is: How can i get a job collecting chimpanzee fecal samples, sifting the feces for fruit seeds and counting and categorizing said seeds. That sounds like a lot of fun!
I really have no answer to your queation. I not sure I even understand what it is you asking.
Chimps love fruit. I think we all accept that. They also eat meat and insects. Maybe not a lot of meat, but some. Do they fast? Probably not intentionally.
I guess my point is you probably aren't going to get the best answers regarding primatology on a website devoted to a paleo diet and lifestyle. Although you might get quite a few amateur opinions.