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The Chimpanzees of the Budongo ForestEcology, Behaviour and Conservation$
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Vernon Reynolds

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198515463

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515463.001.0001

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The Kasokwa Forest chimpanzees: a breakdown of trust

The Kasokwa Forest chimpanzees: a breakdown of trust

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(p.212) 11. The Kasokwa Forest chimpanzees: a breakdown of trust
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The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest
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Vernon Reynolds

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515463.003.0012

To the south of the main block of the Budongo Forest is a forest outlier which follows the course of the Kasokwa river, running between sugarcane fields. In this outlier lives a community of 15 chimpanzees, which used to move between the main Budongo block and their riverine home. Today, owing to population pressure, the trees between Kasokwa and the main forest have been cut down and replaced by farmers’ fields and houses. The chimpanzees are thus isolated, prompting them to raid the surrounding sugarcane fields when their forest food supply runs short. This has led to a ‘war’ between them and the local population, with losses on both sides. The chimpanzees have killed a human baby and injured a number of children, while the human population has retaliated by killing chimpanzees.

Keywords:   Kasokwa, outlier, sugarcane, riverine, killing, deaths, children

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