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Violence is innate in chimpanzee society

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by DavidBrown, 20 Sep 2014.

  1. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Moderator Staff Member

    12 Aug 2008
    California, USA
    A new study shows that common chimpanzees have innately violent tendencies that include murder and warfare. Apparently some researchers thought that this violence was induced by human pressure on chimp habitats and social groups, but this seems not to be the case.

    Bonobos in contrast have only one verified homicide.

    Monkey see, monkey kill: The evolutionary roots of lethal combat - LA Times