Cannibalism among Wild Chimpanzees


CANNIBALISM has been observed twice in East African chimpanzee populations. This behaviour is rarely seen among wild mammals and is hitherto unrecorded in non-human primates. It provides some basis for speculation concerning the relationship between the predatory and aggressive behaviour of chimpanzees.

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BYGOTT, J. Cannibalism among Wild Chimpanzees. Nature 238, 410–411 (1972).

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