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Vol. 33, No. 3, 1980
Issue release date: 1980
Section title: Paper
Folia Primatol 1980;33:189–209
(DOI:10.1159/000155934)

Local Differences in Responses to Water among Wild Chimpanzees

Nishida T.
Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

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Published online: 9/10/2008

Number of Print Pages: 21
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ISSN: 0015-5713 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9980 (Online)

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Abstract

Behaviors in relation with water are described in detail for wild chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains, Tanzania: drinking, wading streams, feeding, responses to rain, etc. When the results are compared with those of Gombe National Park, some behavioral differences emerge: drinking directly from the lake, feeding on aquatic plants, back/shoulder rubbing behavior by making day-beds, etc. are observed only for chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains, while sponging to obtain water is observed only for those of Gombe. These may be examples of ‘tradition drift’ in wild chimpanzees. Moreover, it is suggested that there is no innate hydrophobia among any of the African great apes.


  

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Toshisada Nishida, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Japan)

  

Article Information

Published online: September 10, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 21

  

Publication Details

Folia Primatologica (International Journal of PrimatologyInternationale Zeitschrift für PrimatologieJournal international de Primatologie)

Vol. 33, No. 3, Year 1980 (Cover Date: 1980)

Journal Editor: Crompton R.H. (Liverpool)
ISSN: 0015–5713 (Print), eISSN: 1421–9980 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FPR


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Abstract of Paper

Published online: 9/10/2008

Number of Print Pages: 21
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0015-5713 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9980 (Online)

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