General Gregariousness and Specific Social Preferences among Wild Chimpanzees

@article{Pepper2004GeneralGA,
  title={General Gregariousness and Specific Social Preferences among Wild Chimpanzees},
  author={John W. Pepper and John C. Mitani and David P. Watts},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={20},
  pages={613-632}
}
Wild chimpanzees form temporary parties that vary in size and composition. Previous studies have revealed considerable intraspecific variation in party compositions. We examined patterns of association among age, sex, and reproductive classes of chimpanzees at Ngogo in the Kibale National Park, Uganda. We employed a class-based association index and a randomization procedure to control for confounding factors and to test for differences between classes. Results indicate that males associated… 

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