Meat-eating behaviour in wild orang utans,Pongo pygmaeus
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Meat-eating was observed for the first time among a population of wild orang utans at Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra. An adult female who was consorting with an adult male consumed a gibbon (Hylobates lar) carcass. There was no food sharing between the consort pair. The absence of food sharing is interpreted as indicative of the anti-social attitude of adult orang utans.
KeywordsAdult Male Adult Female Animal Ecology Food Sharing Wild Orang
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