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Descriptive Attribute Value(s)
Grouping Ape
Observation Number (Open Context) 24
Subspecies Gorilla gorilla gorilla
Common name Western gorilla
Period of study On and off throughout 1956 - 1969
Country or Region Equatorial Guinea
Method Direct observation
Wet season September - December, February - June
Dry season December - February, June - September
Environment Unknown
Altitude (m) 700 (McGrew et al., 1981)
% Fruit 40.0
% Leaves 34.0
% Pith & stems 21.0
% Other 5.0
Fruit availability peak September - February
Low fruit availability January - March, August - September
Percentages Based on time spent feeding
Notes Other comprises bark, roots, tubercles, and flowers
Reference Sabater-Pi 1977
Full Reference
Sabater Pí, J. (1977). Contribution to the study of alimentation of Lowland Gorillas in the natural state, in Río Muni, Republic of Equatorial Guinea (West Africa). Primates, 18 (1): 183-204. [Available at:]
Suggested Citation

Rebecca Haywood. (2020) "Ape 24 from Africa/Equatorial Guinea/Various sites throughout Rio Muni, Equatorial Guinea, mostly in Abumnzok-Aninzok and Mount Alen.". In Database of non-human primate dietary studies. Rebecca Haywood (Ed). Released: 2020-08-21. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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