Responses of chimpanzees to a recently dead community member at Gombe National Park, Tanzania.

@article{Stewart2012ResponsesOC,
  title={Responses of chimpanzees to a recently dead community member at Gombe National Park, Tanzania.},
  author={Fiona A Stewart and Alexander K Piel and Robert C O'Malley},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
Chimpanzee responses to the death of a group member have rarely been observed in the wild and most instances involve infant deaths. One of the very few detailed accounts of a group's response to the death of an adult community member is from Gombe National Park, Tanzania, where Teleki [Folia Primatologica 20:81-94, 1973] observed the responses of 16 chimpanzees to an accidental death, none of whom touched the body. Now, almost 40 years later, we report on the behaviors of 16 (different) Gombe… CONTINUE READING
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