Female Coalitions Against Male Aggression in Wild Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest

  title={Female Coalitions Against Male Aggression in Wild Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest},
  author={N. E. Newton-Fisher},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  • N. E. Newton-Fisher
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • In the wild, female chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are subject to male aggression that at times can be prolonged or particularly violent. There are no reports of cooperative retaliation to such aggression, a strategy observed in the congeneric Pan paniscus, from the wild despite >4 decades of detailed behavioral study across a number of populations and its occurrence among captive female chimpanzees. If the reports from captivity represent an inherent capacity, then the absence of similar… CONTINUE READING
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