Zoo Animals

With many zoos and wildlife parks focused on captive breeding programmes, nutritional aspects on a wide range of mammals are being investigated. With assistance from zoos, we have produced products which provide essential nutrients to improve diets for carnivores and primates. We can also manufacture milk replacers from an exhaustive list of mammal species kept in zoos.

  • Primate Meal

    Primate Meal is a vitamin, mineral & essential nutrient supplement for captive primates including Monkeys, Apes, Gibbons, Marmosets & Lemurs.

    Key Features

    • Mix with pureed fruit to make a nutrient-enhanced "Primate Cake".
    • Provides additional vitamins, minerals & antioxidants that may be lacking in a captive diet.
    • Contains added essential amino acids & fatty acids for healthy skin, cell & brain development.

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    Primates eat a variety of leaves, fruits, nuts insects and other sources of animal protein. Primate Meal provides vitamins, minerals, carotenoids (antioxidants), essential amino acids and fatty acids that may be lacking in the captive diet. Primate Meal is usually fed as a cake and may represent from 20-40% of the diet.



    (per kg)
    (per kg Primate Cake)

    (per kg)

    (per kg Primate Cake)

    Protein 220g  120g  Folic Acid 4mg  2mg 
    Total Fat 52g 28g Biotin  450µg  230µg
    Saturated Fat 13g 7g Cyanocobalamin  100µg  52µg
    Monounsaturated Fat 19g 10g Calcium  14g  8g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 20g 11g Phosphorous  9g  5g
    ME  14MJ 8MJ Magnesium  430mg  250mg
    Retinol 400µg 480μg Iron(Fe++) 25mg  14mg
    Cholecalciferol 60μg 30μg Zinc 18mg 10mg
    d-α-tocopherol 550mg 290mg Manganese 10mg 5mg
    Nicotinamide 150mg 80mg Copper 3mg 2mg
    Pantothenic Acid 56mg  30mg  Iodine 500µg 210µg
    Pyridoxine 13mg  7mg  Selenium 140µg 80µg
    Riboflavin 10mg  5mg  Total Carotenoids 15mg 9mg
    Thiamine 38mg 20mg

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    Preparation of Primate Cake

    • Puree 800g of mixed fruits in a suitable food processor (eg apple, banana, orange, carrot, pineapple, pear or other available fruits or vegetables).
    • Add 300ml of water to the puree and mix thoroughly at slow speed.
    • Weigh 1200g of Primate Meal into a basin, then slowly work the fruit puree into the meal to form a moist dough.
    • Flatten the dough into a cake tin at a thickness of about 1cm and then freeze.
    • Once the cake is set it can be sliced into useable squares and fed out.
    • Cake may be stored frozen for upto 2 weeks.


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