Giraffe Diet Feeding Recommendations

The chart below compares Mazuri® Giraffe Diets with recommendations from the Giraffe Nutrition Workshop.
 
  Giraffe Nutrition Workshop 2005  
5ZF1
Wild Herbivore
 
5Z8W
Wild Herbivore Plus
 
5648
ADF-16
Nutrient DM Basis As Fed DM basis As Fed DM basis As Fed DM basis
 
PROTEIN %
 
10-14
 
12.50
 
13.98
 
14.90
 
16.70
 
17.00
 
19.52
 
FAT %
 
2-5
 
3.00
 
3.36
 
8.50
 
9.60
 
3.18
 
3.66
 
OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS %
   
1.36
 
1.52
 
3.85
 
4.35
 
1.56
 
1.79
 
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS %
   
0.41
 
0.46
 
0.87
 
0.98
 
0.26
 
0.30
 
N3:N6 RATIO
     
0.30
   
0.23
   
0.17
 
ACID DET. FIBER %
 
25-30 (min)
 
34.59
 
38.69
 
23.50
 
26.50
 
15.00
 
17.23
 
CALCIUM %
 
0.65-1
 
0.85
 
0.95
 
1.10
 
1.23
 
0.80
 
0.92
 
PHOSPHORUS %
 
0.35-0.5 (max)
 
0.35
 
0.39
 
0.53
 
0.59
 
0.60
 
0.69
 
VIT A (IU/KG)
 
3898.4
 
5000.60
 
5593.51
 
7634.00
 
8532.47
 
6591.86
 
7569.89
 
MAGNESIUM %
 
0.3 (min)
 
0.33
 
0.37
 
0.39
 
0.45
 
0.29
 
0.33
 
COPPER (ppm)
 
15
 
20.85
 
23.32
 
28.00
 
31.00
 
21.00
 
24.11
 
VIT D3 (IU/KG)
 
750
 
1320.00
 
1476.51
 
1540.00
 
1721.25
 
1200.00
 
1378.04
 
VIT E (IU/KG)
 
60
 
380.00
 
425.06
 
445.33
 
497.74
 
327.10
 
375.63
 
STARCH %
 
< 10%
 
< 4
 
< 4
 
< 4
 
< 4
 
23.29
 
26.74