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Homeland Defense in the Wild

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Science  08 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5557, pp. 957-959
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5557.957

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INUYAMA, JAPAN-- The 100 participants in "Research on Long-Lived Animals" held here 15 to 18 January discussed the driving force behind male territoriality in chimpanzees, the behavior of gibbons toward long-lost relatives in need, and a successful effort to protect muriquis in Brazil. But they also explored the sociability of primates, with both welcoming and farewell parties and a trip to a traditional Japanese pub.