, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 453–457 | Cite as

The use of leafy twigs for rain cover by the pygmy chimpanzees of Wamba

  • Takayoshi Kano
Short Communications


Pygmy chimpanzees (Pan paniscus) of Wamba sometimes put leafy twigs on their bodies in a rain. In some cases, those twigs seemed to be effective against the rain-impact. There is no record that common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) show the same behaviour, but similar or more elaborate use of twigs as rain cover is recorded among orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus).


Animal Ecology Pygmy Chimpanzee Common Chimpanzee Leafy Twig 
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© Japan Monkey Centre 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takayoshi Kano
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  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of the RyukyusOkinawaJapan

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