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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 1416-1426

Food, Feeding Habits of Mithun (Bos frontalis) in Protected Area of Nagaland
Sentichuba Jamir* and Neelam Khare
Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, UP. 211007, India
*Corresponding author

The study of food and feeding habits of Bos frontalis was aimed at extracting information regarding the conservation of Mithun (Bos Frontalis) whose population are declining at fast pace even with the distinct title of State animal of Nagaland and also their feeding habits. The main food preference of Bos frontalis were the leaf parts of the plants. The data showed that the leaf part of the plants were preferred by Bos frontalis almost 80% of the plant species the whole plant parts which consists of plant species where the leaves twigs and shoots were feed on by Bos frontalis. A total of 39 species of plants were found to have been feed on by Bos frontalis and the study found that leaf parts of the plants were preferred more by Bos frontalis over other parts of the plants. The ‘whole plant’ preference were the second highest from all the plant species found in protected areas of Nagaland, the rest of the plant parts consisting of twigs and shoots were preferred less by Bos frontalis. The data also showed that plant family from Moraceae, Poaceae and Fabacea were preferred by Bos frontalis the most, with Moracea being the most family of plants consumed by Bos frontalis. A total of 60 plants species were recorded from 15 different families during the study. Time spend on feeding was also calculated with Bos frontalis spending more than 50% of its time on feeding i.e. more than half a day on feeding.

Keywords: Food, Feeding, Mithun (Bos Frontalis)

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Sentichuba Jamir and Neelam Khare. 2018. Food, Feeding Habits of Mithun (Bos frontalis) in Protected Area of Nagaland.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 1416-1426. doi:
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