Abstract：In this study,9 tiger cubs,born to two tigresses from the Guangzhou Zoo and the Shaoguan South China Tiger domestication and breeding research base,were fed using three methods:breast-feeding,artificial feeding,and comprehensive feeding respectively. Three feeding methods were compared through measuring the daily average increased body weight of these cubs. The results showed that 5 cubs that were fed by artificial feeding and comprehensive feeding were all survive, the survival rate was 100% ,and their daily average weight gain was higher than that of breast-feeding. Two of four cubs which were fed by breast-feeding were alive,only half of breast-feeding cubs survived.
李石洲 雷胜桥 陈武. 幼龄华南虎三种哺育方法结果初报[J]. , 2013, 33(1): 90-93.
LI Shizhou,LEI Shengqiao,CHEN Wu. Preliminary comparation of three feeding methods for South China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis )cubs. , 2013, 33(1): 90-93.