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Meat-eating by adult female Sumatran orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus abelii).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9327098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Information about meat-eating behavior by wild orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) is scant. The first article about such a case dates from 1981. Since 1989, seven incidents of adult female Sumatran orangutans eating slow lorises (Nycticebus coucang) have been witnessed. Three females from two study sites were involved. In three cases the females were seen catching the prey. There are too few cases to conclude whether this behavior is typically female.
S S Utami; J A Van Hooff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of primatology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0275-2565     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Primatol.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-30     Completed Date:  1997-10-30     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108949     Medline TA:  Am J Primatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fakultas Biologi, Universitas Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia.
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MeSH Terms
Feeding Behavior*
Papio / psychology*

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