Primates: Provide access to food at all times (day and night)
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Different species of primates show huge variation in their natural diets with some wild animals spending a considerable amount of time foraging for food (up to 70%), this could be during the day or at night. In captivity food needs to be offered in a manner and frequency appropriate to the species, to provide variety, with the aim of promoting the foraging and social feeding behaviour seen in the wild.