Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

Like all great apes, gorillas are nomadic, foraging for food during the day and building a new nest each night. This study focuses on the nesting behavior of a group of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) in southwestern Uganda. Preference for nesting sites at certain locations relative to the park boundary, preference for certain plant species in nest construction and gregariousness of the group were analyzed over the course of a 17-month field study

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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