Formulating Diets for Tamandua (T. tetradactyla) in Brazilian Zoos

Diet has long been suspected to be the primary cause of Tamanduas inability to thrive in some Brazilian zoos. It is known that free ranging animals consume diets consisting of termites and ants. Unfortunately, little is known about the nutrient requirements of insectivorous species. In addition, incomplete data exist on the nutrient content of many […]

Survey of feeding practices, body condition and faeces consistency in captive ant-eating mammals in the UK

A survey was conducted investigating the feeding practices, body condition, and faecal consistency of 26 giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), 13 aardvarks (Orycteropus afer), and 31 armadillos (Dasypodidae spp.) from 20 zoological collections in the UK. For the latter two, scores for body condition (BCS, from 1 – emaciated – to 5 – grossly obese) and […]