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Food Preference of Rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatta) in the Margalla Hills National Park, Islamabad, Pakistan

Food Preference of Rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatta) in the Margalla Hills National Park, Islamabad, Pakistan

Shahzad Aslam1*, Amjad Rashid Kayani2, Muhammad Irfan Ashraf3, Muhammad Azhar Jameel2 and Kiran Sahar4

1Department of Zoology, Islamabad College for Boys, G-6/3, Islamabad, Pakistan
2Department of Zoology, Wildlife and Fisheries, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
3Department of Forestry, University of Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
4Department of Zoology, Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar, Pakistan
 
* Corresponding author: shahzad_zoologist@yahoo.com

Fig. 1.

Map showing study sites of rhesus monkey in the study area (MHNP) Islamabad.

Fig. 3.

Fecal pellets of rhesus monkey from the MHNP, Islamabad.

Fig. 4.

Identified food components from mechanical analysis of fecal pellets  of rhesus monkey collected from MHNP.

Fig. 5.

The species richness in micro-histological fecal analysis of Rhesus monkey.

Fig. 6.

Food composition of Rhesus monkey in the MHNP, Islamabad.

Fig. 7.

Food resources preference by adult females (A), juveniles females (B), adult males (C), and sub-adults (D) in the study area.

Equation 1
Fig. 2.

(A) shows the percentage  consumption of major provisioned foods. (B) consumption rate of single  piece of provisioned food item by the Rhesus monkey in MHNP.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Pakistan J. Zool., Vol. 56, Iss. 3, pp. 1001-1500

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