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Title: Chimpanzees of Sapo Forest, Liberia: density, nests, tools and meat-eating
Author(s): Anderson, James
Williamson, Elizabeth A
Carter, Janis
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Keywords: Tool use in animals
Animals Habits and behavior
Animal intelligence
Issue Date: Oct-1983
Date Deposited: 20-May-2009
Citation: Anderson J, Williamson EA & Carter J (1983) Chimpanzees of Sapo Forest, Liberia: density, nests, tools and meat-eating. Primates, 24 (4), pp. 594-601.
Abstract: Two months were spent surveying for chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in the Sapo Forest, eastern Liberia. The population density, as estimated from the number of nests found on transects, appears lower than that in other forest sites. Nests were more similar to those of other forestliving chimpanzees than of a savannah population. Most nests were found in areas of primary forest. Evidence was found of the chimpanzees using stones as hammers to break open four species of nut; there may be differences in materials and techniques used in this behaviour between Sapo chimpanzees and those in Tai Forest, Ivory Coast. Analysis of faeces revealed that Sapo chimpanzees eat meat.
DOI Link: 10.1007/BF02381692
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