Diet and activity of the bear cuscus, Ailurops ursinus, in North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Asri A. Dwiyahreni, Margaret F. Kinnaird, Timothy G. O'Brien, Jatna Supriatna, Noviar Andayani

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Abstract

We studied the daily time budget and feeding activity of the bear cuscus, Ailurops ursinus, in the Tangkoko-Duasudara Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bear cuscuses spent 63.4% of their time resting, and feeding accounted for only 5.6% of their activity. Bear cuscuses fed on 31 species of plants, including 26 identified trees and lianas from 17 families and 5 unidentified mistletoes. Dietary preference was influenced by availability of young leaves, and bear cuscuses maximized the amount of young leaves in the diet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)905-912
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Mammalogy
Volume80
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

Keywords

  • Ailurops ursinus
  • Bear cuscus
  • Diet
  • Feeding preferences
  • Garuga floribunda
  • Sulawesi
  • Time budget

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