Female contributions to the peaceful nature of bonobo society

  title={Female contributions to the peaceful nature of bonobo society},
  author={T. Furuichi},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
  • T. Furuichi
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues
  • Although chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus) are closely related, females of the two species show surprisingly large differences in many behavioral aspects. While female chimpanzees tend to range alone or in small parties during non‐estrous periods, female bonobos aggregate even more often than do males. Female chimpanzees do not have frequent social interactions with other females, whereas female bonobos maintain close social associations with one another. Although the… CONTINUE READING
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