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Feeding Ecology of the Pygmy Chimpanzees (Pan paniscus) of Wamba

  • Takayoshi Kano
  • Mbangi Mulavwa
Part of the The Pygmy Chimpanzee book series (EBIO)

Abstract

In recent years, intensive field studies on pygmy chimpanzees (Pan paniscus), have been carried out in at least four localities within their range in the Zaire (Congo) forest: Wamba, Lomako, Lake Tumba, and Yalosidi (Fig. 1). Of these four localities, reports from study sites other than Wamba have centered around the ecology of pygmy chimpanzees [e.g., Badrian and Badrian (1977) and Badrian et al. (1981) from Lomako; Horn (1980) from Tumba; Kano (1983) from Yalosidi]. At Wamba, field studies have been in progress since 1974, focusing on behavior (Kuroda, 1980, and this volume; Kano, 1980, 1982a, b, and 1984) and social organization (Kuroda, 1979; Kano, 1982a; Kitamura, 1983), with ecology a secondary concern.

Keywords

Sugar Cane Primary Forest Food Type Tall Tree Wild Chimpanzee 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takayoshi Kano
    • 1
  • Mbangi Mulavwa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Human Ecology, College of MedicineUniversity of the RyukyusNishihara OkinawaJapan
  2. 2.Institut de Recherche ScientifiqueCentre de MabaliBikoro, Equateur, ZaireAngola

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