Ecological and social influences on the hunting behaviour of wild chimpanzees, <ce:italic>Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii</ce:italic>

@article{Gilby2006EcologicalAS,
  title={Ecological and social influences on the hunting behaviour of wild chimpanzees, <ce:italic>Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii</ce:italic>},
  author={Ian C. Gilby and Lynn E. Eberly and Lilian Pintea and Anne E Pusey},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2006},
  volume={72},
  pages={169-180}
}
There has been considerable discussion of the factors that influence the hunting behaviour of male chimpanzees. Explanations invoking social benefits hinge upon the potential for males to share meat with sexually receptive females in exchange for mating (‘meat for sex’), or to share meat with other males in exchange for social support (‘male social bonding’). Ecological factors may also affect hunting: chimpanzees may hunt more frequently (1) in response to food shortages (‘nutrient shortfall… CONTINUE READING

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