Inhibition of social behavior in chimpanzees under high-density conditions.

  title={Inhibition of social behavior in chimpanzees under high-density conditions.},
  author={Filippo Aureli and Frans B M de Waal},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  volume={41 3},
This is the first study to investigate the short-term effects of high population density on captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Subjects of the study were 45 chimpanzees living in five different groups at the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center. The groups were observed under two conditions: 1) when they had access to both the indoor and outdoor sections of their enclosures; 2) during cold days when they were locked into the indoor runs, which reduced the available space by more than… CONTINUE READING
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