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Chimpanzee and Red Colobus The Ecology of Predator and Prey

By: Craig B Stanford(Author)
296 pages, 25 b/w photos, 58 figs, tabs
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  • Chimpanzee and Red Colobus ISBN: 9780674007222 Paperback Dec 2001 Usually dispatched within 4 days
  • Chimpanzee and Red Colobus ISBN: 9780674116672 Hardback Dec 1998 Out of Print #86305
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Based on a six-year study in the Gombe National Park in Tanzania, of how predation by chimpanzees has influenced the behaviour, ecology and demography of a population of red colobus monkeys.


Primates as predators and as prey; an African forest; the hunters; chimpanzees as predators; red colobus monkeys as prey; before the attack; confrontation; the impact of predation; why do chimpanzees hunt?; predation and primate social systems; conclusion; appendices - additional data on predator-prey ecology.

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Craig B. Stanford is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Jane Goodall Research Center at the University of Southern California. He is currently directing a study of chimpanzees and mountain gorillas in the Impenetrable Forest of Uganda.

By: Craig B Stanford(Author)
296 pages, 25 b/w photos, 58 figs, tabs
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Excellent. An important study of the relationship between chimpanzees and their prey. - Jane Goodall "[An] entertaining analysis of the evolutionary whys, behavioural ecology wherefores and natural history hows of a fascinating predator-prey system...[The] wealth of detail makes it hard to believe that, until two decades ago, chimps were thought of as entirely peaceful vegetarians. Just read Craig Stanford's Chimpanzee and Red Colobus to discover how wrong we all were." - New Scientist

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