Limb use and preferences in wild orang-utans during feeding and locomotor behavior.

@article{Peters2008LimbUA,
  title={Limb use and preferences in wild orang-utans during feeding and locomotor behavior.},
  author={Helga H Peters and Lesley J. Rogers},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={261-70}
}
Limited data are available on hemispheric lateralization in wild orang-utans. There has been only one previous investigation of limb preferences in wild orang-utans [Yeager, 1991]. We examined the lateralization of limb use in wild Bornean orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus) with the aim of providing more insight into possible hemispheric specialization in wild nonhuman primates. Here, we report in detail on limb use and preference during arboreal locomotion between trees (N=6) and on feeding… CONTINUE READING