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Novelty Response of Wild African Apes to Camera Traps

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Kalan et al. use a large-scale field experiment to assess the reaction of wild great apes toward a novel object: camera trap devices. Bonobos show the strongest looking impulse and are more neophobic than either gorillas or chimpanzees. Additional social and environmental effects on reactions demonstrate the complexities of animal curiosity.
Tijdschrift: Current Biology
ISSN: 0960-9822
Issue: 7
Volume: 29
Pagina's: 1211-1217.e3
Jaar van publicatie:2019
Trefwoorden:Gorilla gorilla, Pan paniscus, Pan troglodytes, behavioral reaction, curiosity, exploration, looking impulse, neophobia, novel object, temperament