Meat sharing among the Gombe chimpanzees: harassment and reciprocal exchange

@article{Gilby2006MeatSA,
  title={Meat sharing among the Gombe chimpanzees: harassment and reciprocal exchange},
  author={Ian C. Gilby},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2006},
  volume={71},
  pages={953-963}
}
Sharing food with nonkin is detrimental to a food donor’s fitness, unless it is matched by compensatory benefits. I evaluated two explanations for nonkin meat sharing among wild chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii. Reciprocal exchange proposes that a possessor relinquishes food in exchange for past or future sharing or for items of a different currency (e.g. grooming, alliances or copulations). The second hypothesis is the sharing-under-pressure/harassment model, which proposes that an… CONTINUE READING
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