Gibbon Diet

In order to raise awareness and funds for the Gibbon Protection Society of Malaysia, Grace Watson is spending a month eating only what a gibbon would eat. From

Most days Watson will have scrambled eggs for breakfast with spirulina or herbal tea.
Lunch is usually a variation of apples, bananas, mandarin, and edible insects, while dinner is limited to vegetable soups, salads or slaws of grated beetroot, carrot, apple, with a squeeze of lime and some seeds...
Although she would like to entirely commit to the animals' diet in order to draw attention to the endangered primates, she cannot consume leaves like they can. "I'm unable to do that as part of my diet because humans can't break down nutrients like gibbons do from leaves," Watson conceded.

While it seems like a fine cause, it seems to me like it's cheating just a bit to eat cooked food.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 30, 2018
     Category: Animals | Food | Dieting and Weight Loss

I guess the cooked food is to avoid the turbo-diarrhea you will get from eating raw insects and eggs.
Posted by Yudith on 08/31/18 at 06:07 AM
Another cheat: since when do gibbons eat spirulina?
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/31/18 at 02:01 PM
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