Context and Development of Sexual Behavior of Wild Bonobos (Pan paniscus) at Wamba, Zaire

  title={Context and Development of Sexual Behavior of Wild Bonobos (Pan paniscus) at Wamba, Zaire},
  author={C. Hashimoto},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  • C. Hashimoto
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • I studied sexual behavior of immature bonobos (Pan paniscus) in a wild group living at Wamba, Zaire, with special reference to its development. Even immature individuals under 1 year old performed sexual behavior. Sexual behavior occurred in almost all age–sex combinations, except between immature and mature females. Based on analyses of behavioral pattern and context, I classified sexual behavior involving immature individuals into three categories. (1) Genital contact between immature… CONTINUE READING

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