Chimpanzee grouping patterns and food availability in Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania

@article{Itoh2006ChimpanzeeGP,
  title={Chimpanzee grouping patterns and food availability in Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania},
  author={Noriko Itoh and Toshisada Nishida},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2006},
  volume={48},
  pages={87-96}
}
The aim of this study was to test for a correlation between party size and food (fruit) availability among the M group chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in the Mahale Mountains, Tanzania. Chimpanzee unit groups (or communities) show fission–fusion grouping patterns and form temporal parties. Fruit availability is assumed to be one of the important limiting factors in relation to the size of these parties. Different methods have been proposed to measure party size, but they all appear to focus… CONTINUE READING

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