Diet composition, food intake, body condition, and fecal consistency in captive tapirs (Tapirus spp.) in UK collections

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.20225.abs Intake measurements were carried out in 22 tapirs from seven UK zoological collections. Dry matter intake (DMI) ranged from 48 to 86 g/kg0.75/d. Across collections, the highest proportion of the ingested diet consisted of pelleted feeds (including grains and bread) at 46±17% DMI, followed by commercial produce at 26±12% DMI, roughage (excluding browse) at […]