Chimpanzee Behaviour: Recent Understandings from Captivity and the Forest


Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research
BISAC: SCI070050

Chimpanzee Behaviour: Recent Understandings from Captivity and the Forest brings diverse topics together in one volume. It presents new data from chimpanzee hunting behaviour and tool use in the forest. It covers gestural communication in free-living populations and sign language communication in captive individuals. It presents research in chimpanzee artwork including numerous images. Finally it provides a framework for care in captivity with a humane approach.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Handling and Consumption of Vertebrate Prey by Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) in the Northern Democratic Republic of the Congo
(Thurston Cleveland Hicks, Steph B. J. Menken, Anne Laudisoit and John Hart, Faculty of Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, and others)

Chapter 2. Niche Construction and Developmental Bias in Chimpanzees and Gorillas
(Crickette Sanz, Stephanie Musgrave, Jake Funkhouser, Kristena Cooksey and David Morgan, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, US, and others)

Chapter 3. Chimpanzee Gestural Communication: Signaling and Meaning from the Chimpanzee Perspective
(Catherine Hobaiter, School of Psychology and Neuroscience, Origins of Mind, University of St Andrews, St Andrews)

Chapter 4. Patterns in Chimpanzee Marking and Drawing
(Alexandra Casti, Jessica Martinson and Mary Lee A. Jensvold, Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue, Portland, Oregon, US, and others)

Chapter 5. Sign Language in Chimpanzees across Environments
(Mary Lee A. Jensvold and Kailie Dombrausky, Friends of Washoe, Ellensburg, Washington
Fauna Foundation, Carignan, Quebec, Canada, and others)

Chapter 6. Relationships between Caregivers and Chimpanzee Sanctuary Residents
(Mary Lee Jensvold, Friends of Washoe, Ellensburg, Washington, US)

About the Editor



“With this book, Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold offers us insight into chimpanzee behavior through the writings of a fascinating group of people, who have in common an in-depth knowledge of chimpanzees. Rarely is such diversity in topics (art to meat-eating) and settings (US language-laboratory to African field sites) available in a single volume that highlights the proclivities of our closest living relatives. Jensvold, and the other experts contributing chapters, truly enhance our understandings by sharing their views of what makes chimpanzees so special, enriching our care for them in captivity and reinforcing their conservation needs in the wild.” – Dr. Kim Bard, Professor of Comparative Developmental Psychology, University of Portsmouth UK

“Chimpanzee Behaviour is a compendium of papers describing new results of studies of chimpanzees both in captivity and the wild. This is a valuable contribution to the literature on chimpanzees, and further testimony to how much more there is to learn about our closest relatives.” – Dr. Craig Stanford, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California


Students, graduate students, and researchers in primatology and animal behavior.
American Society of Primatology, International Primatological Association, Animal Behavior Society,


Chimpanzee, ape, Pan troglodytes, captivity, tool-use, ecology, hunting, drawing, art, husbandry, gesture, communication

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