Female relationships in bonobos(Pan paniscus) : Evidence for bonding, cooperation, and female dominance in a male-philopatric species.

@article{Parish1996FemaleRI,
  title={Female relationships in bonobos(Pan paniscus) : Evidence for bonding, cooperation, and female dominance in a male-philopatric species.},
  author={Amy R. Parish},
  journal={Human nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={61-96}
}
The popular belief that women are not naturally able to bond with each other is often supported by theoretical and empirical evidence that unrelated females do not bond in nonhuman primate species. Bonobos (rare and endangered African apes, also known as pygmy chimpanzees) are (with their congener, chimpanzees) the closest living relatives of humans and appear to be an exception to this characterization. Data collected on individuals representing half of the world's captive population reveal… CONTINUE READING
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