The Effects of Leopard Predation On Grouping Patterns in Forest Chimpanzees

@article{Boesch1991TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Leopard Predation On Grouping Patterns in Forest Chimpanzees},
  author={C. Boesch},
  journal={Behaviour},
  year={1991},
  volume={117},
  pages={220-241}
}
  • C. Boesch
  • Published 1991
  • Biology
  • Behaviour
  • [During a 5-year period, 29 interactions between chimpanzees and leopards have been observed or inferred in the tropical rainforest of the Tai National Park, Cote d'Ivoire. Chimpanzees chased away leopards in 9 cases, rescued alarm calling chimpanzees in 11 cases (in 4 of these footprints or growls of leopards were noted), 9 times leopards attacked chimpanzees, injuring 6 of them and killing 4. Two of the latters were most certainly eaten by the leopard later. Predation by leopards is estimated… CONTINUE READING

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