Savanna Chimpanzees at Fongoli, Senegal, Navigate a Fire Landscape

  title={Savanna Chimpanzees at Fongoli, Senegal, Navigate a Fire Landscape},
  author={J. Pruetz and Nicole M. Herzog},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={S337 - S350}
  • J. Pruetz, Nicole M. Herzog
  • Published 2017
  • Geography
  • Current Anthropology
  • Savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Fongoli, Senegal, appear to be able to predict the “behavior” of wildfires of various intensities. Although most wildfires are avoided, even the most intense fires are met with relative calm and seemingly calculated movement by apes in this arid, hot, and open environment. In addition to reviewing instances of such behavior collected during the course of the Fongoli study, we also report chimpanzees’ use of burned landscapes during the dry season… CONTINUE READING
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