, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 47–87 | Cite as

Social behavior and relationship among wild chimpanzees of the Mahali mountains

  • Toshisada Nishida


Patterns of social behavior of the chimpanzees of the Mahali Mts. are listed briefly in this paper, where behavior absent in the other subhuman primates is especially focussed upon. Some are more analogous to those of mankind than to those of the other subhuman primates. This characteristic social behavior is more or less related to the peculiar social organization of wild chimpanzees. Differences of social behavior between two local populations (i.e., of the Mahali Mts. and the Gombe Stream Reserve) have not been recognized; namely, “dialect” differentiation does not seem to exist.


Social Organization Social Behavior Local Population Animal Ecology Wild Chimpanzee 
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© Japan Monkey Centre 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshisada Nishida
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  1. 1.Department of Anthropology, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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