Begging for information: mother-offspring food sharing among wild Bornean orangutans.

@article{Jaeggi2008BeggingFI,
  title={Begging for information: mother-offspring food sharing among wild Bornean orangutans.},
  author={Adrian V Jaeggi and Maria A. van Noordwijk and Carel P Van schaik},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={533-41}
}
Transfer of solid food from mothers or other adults to dependent offspring is commonly observed in various primate species and both nutritional and informational benefits have been proposed to explain the function of such food sharing. Predictions from these hypotheses are tested using observational data on wild orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) at Tuanan, Central Borneo, Indonesia. In 1,145 hr of focal observation and 458 recorded food interactions between four pairs of females with… CONTINUE READING

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