Observations on the meat-eating behavior of wild bonobos (Pan paniscus) at Wamba, Republic of Zaire

  title={Observations on the meat-eating behavior of wild bonobos (Pan paniscus) at Wamba, Republic of Zaire},
  author={H. Ihobe},
  • H. Ihobe
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Primates
  • Meat-eating behavior of wild bonobos (Pan paniscus) was witnessed on two occasions at Wamba, Republic of Zaire. Only flying squirrels were observed to be eaten by the bonobos. Several bonobos gathered around the possessor of the meat and showed interest in the meat on all occasions. Begging behavior was noted on one of the two occasions, but the possessor of the meat ignored it. No sharing of meat was seen on either occasion. The exclusive targets of hunting by bonobos are apparently small… CONTINUE READING
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