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Vol. 47, No. 1, 1986
Issue release date: 1986
Section title: Paper
Folia Primatol 1986;47:8–13
(DOI:10.1159/000156259)

Aggression toward Large Carnivores by Wild Chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania

Hiraiwa-Hasegawa M. · Byrne R.W. · Takasaki H. · Byrne J.M.E.
Mahale Mountains Wildlife Research Centre, Tanzania

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Published online: 9/11/2008
Issue release date: 1986

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

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

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

Abstract

In the Mahale Mountains National Park of Tanzania, a group of about 33 chimpanzees were observed to surround a leopard den containing a mother and at least one cub and to drag out and kill the cub. This is the first report of chimpanzees or any other primate species killing their potential predator’s offspring. The incident suggests that chimpanzees, without any weapons, can manage to defend themselves against a carnivore of at least up to leopard size, and implicates how the early hominids may have reacted against their potential predators.

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Author Contacts

Mariko Hiraiwa-Hasegawa, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113 (Japan)

  

Article Information

Published online: September 11, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 6

  

Publication Details

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

Vol. 47, No. 1, Year 1986 (Cover Date: 1986)

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

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


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Published online: 9/11/2008
Issue release date: 1986

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

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

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


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