Study of the Young South China Tigers under the Condition of Artificial Feeding with U.S. KMR Cat Milk
Abstract: It is reported that the survival rate of young South China Tiger was 60.19% in captivity over the period of 1996-2010. In recent years, the cubs survival rate increased to 70% under the artificial feeding measures. Under the artificial feeding condition, the effect showed some differences due to different technologies and nursing materials. In the present study, the authors raised nine babies of the South China Tiger from 2010 to 2011. Four of them were fed by mother tigers while the others were artificially fed with the cat milk, KMR (PetAg) from the United States. The results showed that the KMR (PetAg) could meet the demand of nutrients for the young South China Tiger. With normal digestion of the milk the cubs grew and developed well. On average, the daily growth is 71.1 g/d for the cubs of 90 days old. The cubs survival and growth rates were both higher than that of the mother feeding group. The aim of this study is to provide some technical references in promoting the healthy growth of young South China Tiger and improving the survival rate.
文章引用: 陈连潮 , 李石洲 , 雷胜桥 , 谢和平 (2016) 采用美国KMR猫用奶粉人工哺育幼龄华南虎初探。 林业世界， 5， 111-115. doi: 10.12677/WJF.2016.54013
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