Hand-clapping as a communicative gesture by wild female swamp gorillas

@article{Kalan2009HandclappingAA,
  title={Hand-clapping as a communicative gesture by wild female swamp gorillas},
  author={Ammie K. Kalan and H. Rainey},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2009},
  volume={50},
  pages={273-275}
}
Hand-clapping is a form of gestural communication commonly observed in captive great apes yet only isolated instances of this behaviour have been documented in the wild. Nearly 20 years ago Fay recorded the first observations of hand-clapping in western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in the Central African Republic. Here we present observations of Likouala swamp gorillas using hand-clapping as a form of gestural communication in previously undocumented contexts in the wild. We… Expand
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