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Human proximity and habitat fragmentation are key drivers of the rangewide bonobo distribution
Habitat loss and hunting threaten bonobos (Pan paniscus), Endangered (IUCN) great apes endemic to lowland rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Conservation planning requires a current,
Cases of maternal cannibalism in wild bonobos (Pan paniscus) from two different field sites, Wamba and Kokolopori, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Although rare, the occurrence of maternal cannibalism at three different study sites suggests that this may represent part of the behavioral repertoire of bonobos, rather than an aberrant behavior.
Seed predation by bonobos (Pan paniscus) at Kokolopori, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Bonobo feeding ecology may be more similar to that of chimpanzees than previously recognized, and female gregariousness was not constrained during the fruit-poor period, probably because high seed abundance on the ground ameliorated scramble feeding competition.
Hysterangium bonobo: A newly described truffle species that is eaten by bonobos in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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It is shown that bonobos (Pan paniscus) forage and feed on an undescribed truffle species in the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo and that the species eaten by bonobos is a previously undescribes taxon described here as Hysterangium bonobo.
New observations of the terrestrial holoparasite Chlamydophytum aphyllum Mildbr. and its consumption by bonobos at Kokolopori, Democratic Republic of Congo
Little is known about the life history of many Balanophor-aceae,amostlytropicalfamilyofholoparasiticangiosperms.This is particularly true for Chlamydophytum aphyllum, thathas been described on the
Importance of subterranean fungi in the diet of bonobos in Kokolopori
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Results suggest that subterranean fungi appear to be attractive food source to Kokolopori bonobos, and that mycophagy may serve to supplement nutrients, like sodium, in bonobo diet.
Preliminary Data on Amphibian Diversity of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve (RFO) in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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The results of this research are preliminary, but they are very interesting because they will allow the Reserve authorities to know the amphibians of the RFO and to have a scientific basis for a possible drafting or implementation of the conservation plan and the protection of wetlands.
Foraging acrobatics of Toxicodryas blandingii in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The two African species of the mainly Asian Boiga complex (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae) are usually considered belonging to the genus Toxicodryas Hallowell, 1857, with a name indicating that they
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