Nutrition of free-ranging primates

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Description

How do primates make a living in natural forests when nutrients are either poorly available or sparsely distributed?

Although Australia has no wild primates (well maybe in Canberra on a Friday night!) we are increasingly drawn to apply the nutritional approaches developed with marsupials to studies of free-ranging primates. Usually this occurs in collaboration with other researchers and we are always open to interesting projects in these areas.  However, we are unable to participate in zoo studies of primates.

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