Newton-Fisher, N.E. (1999) Infant killers of Budongo. Folia Primatologica, 70 (3). pp. 167-169.
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The first report of infant cannibalism, following a presumed infanticide, by male chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) was made in the Budongo Forest. Subsequently, similar episodes have been observed at other sites. The number of reported observations remains small, however, particularly of directly observed infanticide, and the function of infanticide in chimpanzees remains unclear. Infanticide by males often seems incidental to severe attacks on mothers, particularly in cases of inter-community infanticide. Two observations of infanticide by male chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest are reported here. The second incident is the first detailed infanticide to be described for Budongo. In contrast to published accounts, the infant was clearly the target; the mother was only assaulted to achieve this end, and was not seriously injured.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii; chimpanzee; infanticide; cannibalism; community; Budongo Forest Reserve; Uganda MAHALE-NATIONAL-PARK; WILD CHIMPANZEES; CANNIBALISM; TANZANIA|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QL Zoology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Biological Anthropology|
|Depositing User:||Nicholas E. Newton-Fisher|
|Date Deposited:||27 May 2011 21:16|
|Last Modified:||27 May 2011 21:16|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27835 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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