Fruit sharing between wild adult chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii): a socially significant event?

Slocombe, Katie E. and Newton-Fisher, Nicholas E. (2005) Fruit sharing between wild adult chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii): a socially significant event? American Journal of Primatology, 65 (4). pp. 385-391. ISSN 0275-2565. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Food-sharing is a habitual aspect of chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) life, although sharing of plant foods between unrelated adults is rare. Observations of such behaviour have typically been interpreted as the outcome of a process by which individuals, unable to otherwise gain access to the food, manage to obtain a nutritional benefit. Here we present behavioural details and acoustic analysis from an observation of food sharing between unrelated adult wild chimpanzees that we suggest cannot be explained using traditional nutrition-based models. Instead we propose the exchange is only understandable as a socially important event and we cite two further observations from the same population that support this suggestion.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
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: 26 May 2011 16:02
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2014 14:12
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27822 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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