Table 1.

Primate TEE data

SpeciesPopulationNMass, kgTEE, kcal/dPercent expected*Refs.
Microcebus murinusWild180.0642811316
Lepilemur ruficaudatusWild90.771217019
Eulemur sp.Wild111.841464317
Lemur cattaWild112.241463717
Propithecus diademaWild64.9034648
Alouatta palliataWild57.126026218
Papio cynocephalusWild612.08135625
Homo sapiensHadza foragers3046.62,2125323
Callithrix jacchusLaboratory50.455145
Lemur cattaResearch station52.2121756
Macaca radiataLaboratory54.202513921
Allenopithecus nigroviridisZoo17.9052450
Macaca mulattaLaboratory1114.46073622
Papio anubisResearch station816.28324520
Pan paniscusSanctuary438.01,76749
Pan troglodytesSanctuary and zoo1057.12,38649
Homo sapiensWesterners19572.22,4824223
Pongo pygmaeusZoo374.81,9843324
Gorilla gorillaZoo5123.73,16035
  • Populations in boldface were considered captive in comparisons of captive and wild TEE.

  • * The percent expected is calculated relative to the nonprimate TEE:Mass regression (Fig. 1). See Table S1 for additional data.