Avoiding Predators: Expectations and Evidence in Primate Antipredator Behavior
- Cite this article as:
- Stanford, C.B. International Journal of Primatology (2002) 23: 741. doi:10.1023/A:1015572814388
- 618 Downloads
Predation and antipredator behavior are important but poorly studied influences on the evolution of primate societies. I review recent evidence of predation and antipredator strategies among primates. I describe patterns of antipredator behavior and attempt to explain the variation among primate taxa and among antipredator strategies. I use predation by chimpanzees on red colobus and antipredator strategies by the colobus as a case study of how a primate prey species may respond to the threat of predation.