Thursday, 29 January 2015

Chimps with higher-ranking moms do better in fights

Date:
January 28, 2015

Source:
Duke University

Summary:
For chimpanzees, just like humans, teasing, taunting and bullying are familiar parts of playground politics. An analysis of twelve years of observations of playground fights between young chimpanzees in East Africa finds that chimps with higher-ranked moms are more likely to win.


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