Responses to leopards are independent of experience in Guereza colobus monkeys

@inproceedings{Schel2009ResponsesTL,
  title={Responses to leopards are independent of experience in Guereza colobus monkeys},
  author={Anne Marijke Schel and Klaus Zuberb{\"u}hler},
  year={2009}
}
How primates learn to recognise the predatory species from their animate world is a largely unresolved problem. We conducted predator encounter experiments with wild Guereza colobus monkeys of the Sonso area of Budongo Forest, Uganda. The monkeys are hunted by crowned eagles and chimpanzees, but not leopards, which have been locally extinct for decades. Despite their unfamiliarity with this predator, monkeys reliably produced appropriate anti-predator behaviour to leopards, which was… CONTINUE READING
8 Citations
72 References
Similar Papers

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 72 references

Anti-predator behaviour of Guereza colobus monkeys (Colobus guereza)

  • A. M. Schel
  • PhD thesis,
  • 2009
Highly Influential
17 Excerpts

Factors influencing variation in the population densities of black and white colobus monkeys (Colobus guereza occidentalis) within selectively logged forests at the Budongo reserve, Uganda

  • G. A. Preece
  • Unpublished Master of Science,
  • 2001
Highly Influential
15 Excerpts

Monitoring mammal populations with line transect techniques in African forests

  • A. J. Plumptre
  • J. Appl. Ecol
  • 2000
Highly Influential
15 Excerpts

Changes following 60 years of selective timber harvesting in the Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda

  • A. J. Plumptre
  • Forest Ecol. Manage
  • 1996
Highly Influential
17 Excerpts

The diversity of living colobines

  • J. F. Oates, A. G. Davies, E. Delson
  • 1994
Highly Influential
11 Excerpts

Praat: doing phonetics by computer (Version 4.3.12)

  • P. Boersma, D. Weenink
  • 2005
Highly Influential
1 Excerpt

Effects of relaxed natural selection on the evolution of behaviour

  • R. G. Coss
  • Geographic variation in behaviour : perspectives…
  • 1999
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…