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The Babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa)
The babirusa is known only from Sulawesi (B. b. celebensis), some of the Togian Islands (B. b. togeanensis), the Sula Islands and Buru (B. b. babyrussa). Two extinct forms, one fossil and one recent (B. b. bolabatuensis), ...
Notes on the behaviour of Sulawesi Warty pigs (Sus celebensis) in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
(Malaysian Nature Society, 1996)
The behavior of 13 groups of Sulawesi pigs was observed and filmed at a 'salt-lick' and a wallow in Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. The group size ranged from one to six animals. In proportion to the reported population size ...
Group Structure and Behaviour of Babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) in Northern Sulawesi
(CSIRO publishing, 1995)
Studies were carried out at two ‘salt-licks’ in lowland tropical forest on North Sulawesi, Indonesia. During 60 days of observation 586 sightings of babirusa were made comprising 161 of adult males, 155 of adult females, ...
Behaviour of the babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) with suggestions for husbandry.
The babirusa is a remarkable pig, endemic on the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Buru and the smaller Sula and Togian islands. The single species of the genus is divisable into three living subspecies: Babyrousa babyrussa ...
Feeding babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) in captivity.
(Filander; Fürth, 2000)
This paper reviews the available information on stomach anatomy, digestion, foraging behaviour and diet of wild and captive babirusa. Based on this information, suggestions for changes in the diet of captive babirusa are ...
Anatomy and histology of the babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) stomach.
Stomachs from six adults and one 12-month old babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa)were collected from zoological gardens. The babirusa stomach was larger than that of the domestic pig (Sus scrofa), and possessed a large diverticulum ...
Immunohistochemical study on the distribution of endocrine cells in the gastrointestinal tract of the babirusa, Babyrousa babyrussa (Suidae).
The distribution and relative frequency of endocrine cells in the gastointestinal tract of the babirussa were studied immuno-histochemically using the avidin-biotin-peroxidase complex method.
Ploughing behaviour of the babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) suggests a scent marking function
A unique form of behaviour, 'ploughing behaviour', was studied in experiments carried out on 13 babirusa, three adult males, two sub-adult males, five adult females and three sub-adult females. Ploughingbehaviour was ...
Light and electron microscopy of the cardiac gland region of the stomach of the babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa – Suidae, Mammalia).
Previous studies have indicated that the gross anatomical structure of the stomach of the babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) differs markedly from that of all other pigs. This light and scanning electron microscopic study ...
Foraging behaviour, food selection and diet digestion of Babyrousa babyrussa (Suidae, Mammalia)
(The University of Edinburgh. College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Royal (Dick) Veterinary School., 1994-07)
A population of 79 babirusa distributed over 19 zoos in Europe and the United States were the subject of a study of the foraging behaviour, food selection, and digestion of the babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa). Stomachs ...