Unformatted text preview: intake of wild ungulates of subtropical regions is less than that of domestic species of comparable size. Indigenous to the same region, Damaliscus pygargus is a good choice as it is comparable to the metabolic and physiological processes of the wildebeest. 3) Large nonruminants such as the panda and elephant offset their lower digestive efficiency by eating and passing more as a fraction of their body weight. As colonic digesters they depend upon the microbial bacteria within their digestives systems in order to continue digestion and sustain fermentation to break down volatile amino acids....
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- Nutrition, Damaliscus pygargus, wildebeest grazing