The gardens at Fauna provide a great source of fresh plants to supplement the daily diets of the primates. One of the favourites is Eleusine, more commonly known as goosegrass or crowfoot grass. This is a native species they would normally enjoy in the wild. Theo particularly loves them when they go to seed. Sometimes he munches the seeds in one bite, or he may take his time stripping and then nibbling on the leaves. Newton and Darla also love the fresh Eleusine! Darla likes to take her time, picking out and eating the seeds slowly.
Photos by Animal Care specialist, Lindsay Towns © Fauna Foundaiton