The diet of bush pigs in a sugar-cane agroecosystem: Short communication

Melton, D.A., Copper, S.M. and Whittington, Andrew E. (1991) The diet of bush pigs in a sugar-cane agroecosystem: Short communication. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 19 (1). pp. 48-51. ISSN 2410-7220

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Bushpigs, Potamochoerus porcus, in a sugar-farming area of Natal, South Africa, were found to be omnivorous, but plant material dominated their diet year round. Sugar-cane stem was the main item identified in faeces collected on farmland during all seasons and in faeces from adjacent forest during winter and spring. Fruits were probably preferred to sugar cane by animals defecating in the forest during summer and autumn.

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Keywords: Agroecosystem, Bush pig, Crop damage, Diet and Suidae
Divisions: Business and Law
Depositing User: Ms Kerry Kellaway
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 12:10
Last Modified: 22 May 2019 11:50
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