Dispersed Male Networks in Western Gorillas

  title={Dispersed Male Networks in Western Gorillas},
  author={Brenda J Bradley and Diane M. Doran-Sheehy and Dieter Lukas and Christophe Boesch and Linda Vigilant},
  journal={Current Biology},
Although kin-selection theory has been widely used to explain the tendency of individuals to bias beneficial behaviors towards relatives living within the same social group, less attention has focused on kin-biased interactions between groups. For animal societies in which females emigrate, as is the case for mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei), encounters between males in different groups often involve aggressive displays that can escalate to physical violence and fatal injuries… CONTINUE READING