Infanticide and cannibalism by male chimpanzees at Ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda

  title={Infanticide and cannibalism by male chimpanzees at Ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda},
  author={D. Watts and J. Mitani},
  • D. Watts, J. Mitani
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Primates
  • Researchers have documented infanticide by adult males in four wild chimpanzee populations. [...] Key Result Both infanticides happended during boundary patrols, which occur at a high frequency there. Patrolling males attacked solitary females who were unable to defend their infants successfully. The victims were almost certainly not members of the Ngogo community. Males cannibalized both infants and completely consumed their carcasses.Expand Abstract
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