Rutger Emke

Fruitful foraging: the use of internal and external information during foraging in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx)

For us the challenge in finding food most likely lies in bringing up the energy to make a grocery store trip, the increasing prizes you encounter once on that trip, or perhaps deciding which restaurant to go to if you’re feeling fancy. For wild animals, it is a whole other story! The search for food, also called foraging, shapes all aspects of an animal’s life and evolution. Animals don’t usually just randomly wander around until they encounter food they like, instead every choice while foraging is made to lose the least amount of energy and gain the most amount of energy. But how do animals make these choices? If you’re curious about the answer to this question, I suggest you read the rest of this webpage!

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