Bonobo but not chimpanzee infants use socio-sexual contact with peers

@article{Woods2010BonoboBN,
  title={Bonobo but not chimpanzee infants use socio-sexual contact with peers},
  author={V. Woods and B. Hare},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2010},
  volume={52},
  pages={111-116}
}
Bonobos have been observed to use socio-sexual behavior at higher frequency than chimpanzees. Little is known about the developmental influences that shape this behavior in bonobos. We compared the social sexual behavior of wild-born bonobo (n = 8) and chimpanzee (n = 16) infants in an experimental feeding test. Subjects of both species were orphans of the bushmeat trade living at sanctuaries in peer groups. During the experiment, chimpanzee infants never had socio-sexual interactions with one… Expand
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