Navigation Links
Despite 'peacenik' reputation, bonobos hunt and eat other primates too
Date:10/13/2008

Unlike the male-dominated societies of their chimpanzee relatives, bonobo societyin which females enjoy a higher social status than maleshas a "make-love-not-war" kind of image. While chimpanzee males frequently band together to hunt and kill monkeys, the more peaceful bonobos were believed to restrict what meat they do eat to forest antelopes, squirrels, and rodents.

Not so, according to a study, reported in the October 14th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, that offers the first direct evidence of wild bonobos hunting and eating the young of other primate species.

"These findings are particularly relevant for the discussion about male dominance and bonding, aggression and huntinga domain that was thought to separate chimpanzees and bonobos," said Gottfried Hohmann of the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. "In chimpanzees, male-dominance is associated with physical violence, hunting, and meat consumption. By inference, the lack of male dominance and physical violence is often used to explain the relative absence of hunting and meat eating in bonobos. Our observations suggest that, in contrast to previous assumptions, these behaviors may persist in societies with different social relations."

Bonobos live only in the lowland forest south of the river Congo, and, along with chimpanzees, they are humans' closest relatives. Bonobos are perhaps best known for their promiscuity: sexual acts both within and between the sexes are a common means of greeting, resolving conflicts, or reconciling after conflicts.

The researchers made the discovery that these free-loving primates also hunt and kill other primates while they were studying a bonobo population living in LuiKotale, Salonga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They had been observing the bonobos there for the last five years, which is what made the new observations possible.

Although Hohmann's team did have pr
'/>"/>

Contact: Cathleen Genova
cgenova@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. CITES caviar export quotas remain steady for beluga sturgeon despite threat of extinction
2. Despite awareness of global warming Americans concerned more about local environment
3. Books plea: Save the bonobos
4. Savanna habitat drives birds, and perhaps others, to cooperative breeding
5. Mothers little helpers
6. One species entire genome discovered inside anothers
7. UC health news: molecular pathway may predict chemotherapy effectiveness
8. Same gene protects from 1 disease, opens door to another
9. Researchers develop liquid crystal pharmaceuticals to fight cancer and other diseases
10. Using nanotubes to detect and repair cracks in aircraft wings, other structures
11. How mother of thousands makes plantlets
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/24/2015)... 24, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Global 2D Gesture Recognition Market 2015-2019" ... The analysts forecast the Global 2D Gesture Recognition ... over the period 2014-2019 The increased ... is one of the major trends in the ...
(Date:2/19/2015)... DUBLIN , Feb .19, 2015 Research ... announced the addition of the "Military Electro-Optical ... by Sensor Technology, by Platform - Forecast to ... The military electro-optical/infrared systems market is expected ... a CAGR of 7.71%. This report ...
(Date:2/13/2015)... , Feb. 13, 2015 ACT Genomics ... that aims to transform cancer genomic information into ... the company has raised US$ 8 million in the ... in Taipei, Taiwan , ACT ... ACTOnco™. With the aim to implement next generation ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global 2D Gesture Recognition Market 2015-2019 with Cognitec Systems, CogniVue, eyeSight Mobile Technologies & PointGrab Dominating 2Military Electro-Optical / Infrared Systems (Image Intensification, Laser, Infrared) Market - Forecast to 2020: Featuring Profiles of the Market Leaders on this $16 Billion market 2Military Electro-Optical / Infrared Systems (Image Intensification, Laser, Infrared) Market - Forecast to 2020: Featuring Profiles of the Market Leaders on this $16 Billion market 3ACT Genomics Raises $8 Million in its First Private Funding Round 2
... A common bacteria ever-present on the human skin and previously ... sinusitis, a painful, recurring swelling of the sinuses that strikes ... a study by scientists at the University of California, San ... journal Science Translational Medicine that sinusitis may be ...
... enhancing interdisciplinary training for graduate students have won ... and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes ... (HHMI).The awards are part of a joint Interfaces ... interdisciplinary research for the advancement of biomedical science., ...
... (September 12, 2012) A remote park in northwest ... earth, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which ... there. The announcement was released at the IUCN ... through Sept. 13 in Jeju, South Korea. The ...
Cached Biology News:Sinusitis linked to microbial diversity 2NIBIB and HHMI announce graduate biomedical training awards 2Amazing diversity documented in national park 2
(Date:3/6/2015)... March 6, 2015   BioLife Solutions , Inc. ... and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage ... precision thermal shipping products for cells and tissues  ... quarter and full year 2014 financial results will be released ... will host a conference call and live webcast at ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... New York (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 ... veterans to be able to get an Advanced Semen ... money, stress, blaming and guessing are all risk factors ... assuming the woman is the source of the infertility. ... female. LifeCell Dx has the simplest, least complicated ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... TORONTO , March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... company developing new therapeutics and molecular diagnostics that target ... William G. Rice , Ph.D., Chairman, President and Chief ... ROTH Conference on Tuesday, March 10 th at ... Laguna Niguel, CA. Dr. Rice will ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... 2015 The next implants made from ... CE mark (European) approval. The CE mark is necessary ... (EFTA) and the European Union. Following the Class IIb ... to implants supplied by the Turkey-based company Osimplant for ... Osimplant's Cervical Expandable Bladed HA PEEK Cage line of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BioLife Solutions to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results and Provide Business Update on March 12, 2015 2LifeCell Dx Offers New Option to Veterans with Infertility 2LifeCell Dx Offers New Option to Veterans with Infertility 3Aptose Biosciences to Present at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference 2Aptose Biosciences to Present at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference 3Invibio’s PEEK-OPTIMA® HA Enhanced Gains Momentum: New Implant Receives European Approval 2Invibio’s PEEK-OPTIMA® HA Enhanced Gains Momentum: New Implant Receives European Approval 3
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq:,ONTY) (TSX:ONY), a biotechnology ... for the treatment of cancer, today,announced that Robert ... to present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual ... November 11, 2008 at 11:35 a.m.,E.T., A ...
... Metastorm, a leading provider of,Business Process Management ... (EA) software for aligning strategy with execution,today ... Maryland Chapter,(ACG-MD), the premier global association for ... mergers and acquisitions,selected Metastorm as an ACG ...
... Enters Clinical Trials, REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. ... antibody therapeutics that target,cancer stem cells, today announced ... Series B financing round, raising $93 million. This ... million. New investor Nomura,Phase4 Ventures participated in the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Metastorm Selected as a Finalist in ACG Deal of the Year Awards 2OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Completes Series B Financing 2OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Completes Series B Financing 3
...
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant PREB. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 10113...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant CAPG. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = CAPG...
... Blocker Array II can be used to ... various proteins and sera that are commonly ... The array contains spots for 19 different ... Determination of antibody crossreactivity and species specificity, ...
Biology Products: