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Nutrient Requirements for Handrearing Selected Zoo Mammals

Nutrient Requirements for Handrearing Selected Zoo Mammals

---------------% of Dry Matter---------------

Animal

% Dry Matter

Protein

Fat

Carbohydrates/Lactose

Horses, rhinos

8–12

15–20

2–15

59–75

Primates

2–14

7–15

25–35

50–60

Elephants, ruminants, pigs

12–23

21–27

30–45

20–37

Rodents, carnivores, deer

18–34

28–42

32–55

5–25

Rabbits, bears

30–40

25–45

40–50

5–10

Seals

41–61

10–20

74–82

0–2

Marsupials

23–28

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