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A Preliminary Study on Application of Animal Food in the Giant Panda Breeding
Author of the article:WU Shanjin1,4, XIONG Tieyi1,4, FANG Shengguo3, ZHANG Hemin2,4*
Author's Workplace:(1. Sichuan Province Natural Resources Science Academy, Chengdu 610015, China; 2. China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, Wolong, Sichuan Province 623006, China; 3. Key Laboratory of Conservation Genetics and Reproductive Biology for Endangered Wild Animals, Ministry of Education, Hangzhou 310058, China; 4. Sichuan Province Laboratory for Natural Resources Protection and Sustainable Utilization, Chengdu 610015, China)
Key Words:Ailuropoda melanoleuca; animal food; feeding
Abstract:Compared with bamboo, animal food can provide more comprehensive amino acids and higher energy for the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). There was no systematic study on how to set animal food as a normal part of the food patterns of the giant panda breeding. The current study uses four kinds of common animal food to feed the giant pandas, and the results showed that the giant pandas can eat foods containing animal protein and discriminate them by smell and taste. Compared with the male giant pandas, the female individuals have higher vigilance against the similarity foods. Based on the observation of the giant panda’s responses during the experiment, it is safe to use animal food to breed the giant pandas in a short period. This study provides a scientific basis for the food structure optimization in giant panda breeding.
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