Gestation periods in the Lorisidae

Gestation periods in the Lorisidae cent), with a small quantity of commercially prepared food for nectar-feeding birds added. It was given this mixture for about three weeks until it was able to eat mashed banana and mango as well. Soon afterwards it was able to take pieces of chopped fruit, though the milk mixture was continued until the bat was weaned, about 146 weeks after hand-rearing started. REFERENCE BLACKWELL, K (1966): A note on fruit bats in freeflight aviaries Znt. Zoo Yb., 6 : 247 Gestation periods in the Lorisidae G. H. M A N L E Y Wellcome Institute of Comparative Physiology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, England As reference to the various volumes of the International Zoo Yearbook indicates, prosimian primates of the family Lorisidae are seldom bred in captivity, in some contrast to their nearest relatives, the galagos. When pottos, angwantibos, Slow lorises and Slender lorises do give birth in captivity the pregnancies are more often than not initiated in the wild, the animals being captured when already pregnant. Moreover, when copulations leading to conception and completed pregnancy do occur in captivity, the nocturnal habit and retiring nature of these primates almost invariably preclude the observation of copulation http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

Gestation periods in the Lorisidae

International Zoo Yearbook, Volume 7 (1) – Jan 1, 1967

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Wiley
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Copyright © 1967 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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0074-9664
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1748-1090
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10.1111/j.1748-1090.1967.tb00326.x
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Abstract

cent), with a small quantity of commercially prepared food for nectar-feeding birds added. It was given this mixture for about three weeks until it was able to eat mashed banana and mango as well. Soon afterwards it was able to take pieces of chopped fruit, though the milk mixture was continued until the bat was weaned, about 146 weeks after hand-rearing started. REFERENCE BLACKWELL, K (1966): A note on fruit bats in freeflight aviaries Znt. Zoo Yb., 6 : 247 Gestation periods in the Lorisidae G. H. M A N L E Y Wellcome Institute of Comparative Physiology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, England As reference to the various volumes of the International Zoo Yearbook indicates, prosimian primates of the family Lorisidae are seldom bred in captivity, in some contrast to their nearest relatives, the galagos. When pottos, angwantibos, Slow lorises and Slender lorises do give birth in captivity the pregnancies are more often than not initiated in the wild, the animals being captured when already pregnant. Moreover, when copulations leading to conception and completed pregnancy do occur in captivity, the nocturnal habit and retiring nature of these primates almost invariably preclude the observation of copulation

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International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1967

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