Primates: Modify ingredients/nutrient composition seasonally (not daily) to reflect natural variability
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Primates display a good variation of behavioural flexibility, allowing them to adjust to changes in food availability in the wild. This is critical for the survival of leaf eating and fruit eating primates that live in small forests, where food resources are lower than in large and continuous forests. In captivity it is possible to adjust their diet accordingly by giving seasonal leaves, fruit and vegetables with the aim of promoting activity levels.