Chimpanzees in ContextA Comparative Perspective on Chimpanzee Behavior, Cognition, Conservation, and Welfare

Chimpanzees in ContextA Comparative Perspective on Chimpanzee Behavior, Cognition, Conservation, and Welfare

Lydia M. Hopper and Stephen R. Ross

Print publication date: 2021

ISBN: 9780226727844

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Abstract

The study of the chimpanzee, the human’s closest relative, has led scientists to exciting discoveries about evolution, behavior, and cognition over the past half century. In this book, both young and veteran scholars take a fascinating comparative approach to the culture, behavior, and cognition of both wild and captive chimpanzees. By seeking new perspectives in how the chimpanzee compares to other species, the scientists featured in this book offer a richer understanding of the ways in which chimpanzees’ unique experiences shape their behavior. They also demonstrate how different methodologies provide different insights, how various cultural experiences influence our perspectives of chimpanzees, and how different ecologies in which chimpanzees live affect how they express themselves. The book examines chimp life histories and developmental milestones, behavior, methods of study, animal communication, cooperation and communication, tool use, chimpanzee care, and chimpanzee conservation. Collectively, these chapters remind us of the importance of considering the social, ecological, and cognitive context of chimpanzee behavior, and how these contexts shape our interpretation of our understanding of chimpanzees.

Table of Contents

Part One Life Histories and Developmental Milestones

2 Growing Up: Comparing Ontogeny of Bonobos and Chimpanzees

Verena Behringer, Jeroen M. G. Stevens, Tobias Deschner, and Gottfried Hohmann

3 Dolphins and Chimpanzees: A Case for Convergence?

Janet Mann, Margaret A. Stanton, and Carson M. Murray

Part Two A Social Species

4 Social Behavior and Social Tolerance in Chimpanzees and Bonobos

Jared P. Taglialatela, Sara A. Skiba, Robert E. Evans, Stephanie L. Bogart, and Natalie G. Schwob

Part Three Studying Chimpanzees

Part Four Communication

11 Flexibility in Great Ape Vocal Production

Simon W. Townsend*, Stuart K. Watson*, and Katie E. Slocombe

Part Five Cooperation

13 Cooperation and Communication in Great Apes

Shona Duguid, Matthias Allritz, Africa De Las Heras, Suska Nolte, and Josep Call

15 Putting Chimpanzee Cooperation in Context

Gillian L. Vale and Sarah F. Brosnan

16 A Comparison of Cooperative Cognition in Corvids, Chimpanzees, and Other Animals

Jorg J. M. Massen, Wouter A. A. Schaake, and Thomas Bugnyar

Part Six Tool Use, Cognition, and Culture

18 Cultural Transmission in Dispersing Primates

Lydia V. Luncz and Erica Van De Waal

20 Cognitive Control and Metacognition in Chimpanzees

Michael J. Beran, Bonnie M. Perdue, and Audrey E. Parrish

Part Seven Caring for Chimpanzees

21 Chimpanzees in US Zoos, Sanctuaries, and Research Facilities: A Survey-Based Comparison of Atypical Behaviors

Mollie A. Boomsmith, Andrea W. C Lay, Stephen R. Ross, Susan P. Lambeth, Corrine K. Lutz, Sarah D. Breaux, Rhonda Pietsch, Amy Fultz, Michael L. Lammey, Sarah L. Jacobson, and Jaine E. Perlman

Part Eight Conserving Chimpanzees

25 Chimpanzee Conservation: What We Know, What We Do Not Know, and Ways Forward

Colin A. Chapman, Kim Valenta, Sarah Bortolamiol, Sam K. Mugume, and Meng Yao

26 Holistic Approach for Conservation of Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Uganda

Jessica A. Hartel, Emily Otali, Zarin Machanda, Richard W. Wrangham, and Elizabeth Ross

27 Forest Certification and the High Conservation Value Concept: Protecting Great Apes in the Sangha Trinational Landscape in an Era of Industrial Logging

David B. Morgan, William Winston, Crepin Eyana Ayina, Wen Mayoukou, Eric V. Lonsdorf, and Crickette M. Sanz

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