Factors Affecting Nesting Site Choice in Chimpanzees at Tshibati, Kahuzi-Biega National Park: Influence of Sympatric Gorillas

@article{Basabose2004FactorsAN,
  title={Factors Affecting Nesting Site Choice in Chimpanzees at Tshibati, Kahuzi-Biega National Park: Influence of Sympatric Gorillas},
  author={Augustin Kanyunyi Basabose and Juichi Yamagiwa},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={263-282}
}
We recorded 310 fresh chimpanzee night nests at 72 nest sites to determine their choice of tree and site for nesting vis-à-vis the effects of sympatric gorillas. Chimpanzees did not use trees for nesting according to their abundance, but instead tended to nest in fruit trees that they used as food sources. Nesting patterns of chimpanzees may vary with nesting group size, the type of vegetation, and fruit species eaten or not eaten by gorillas. When chimpanzees lodged as a small group in the… CONTINUE READING