Intergroup conflicts among chimpanzees in Taï National Park: lethal violence and the female perspective.

  title={Intergroup conflicts among chimpanzees in Ta{\"i} National Park: lethal violence and the female perspective.},
  author={Christophe Boesch and Catherine Crockford and Ilka Herbinger and Roman M Wittig and Yasmin Moebius and Emmanuelle Normand},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  volume={70 6},
Intercommunity aggression in chimpanzees and primitive warfare in humans possess striking similarities, such as the common occurrence of large male coalitions, systematic control of territory boundaries, and lethal attacks on isolated individuals from neighboring groups. However, an important apparent contrast is the absence of recurrent peaceful interactions between neighboring groups of chimpanzees. We observed a remarkable range of behavior in intergroup encounters among three habituated… CONTINUE READING

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