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Chimpanzee Gang Warfare

Science  07 May 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5672, pp. 818-819
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5672.818b

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TAMPA, FLORIDA-- About 1200 researchers attended the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists here from 14 to 17 April. Researchers reported on a "mob mentality" in chimpanzees, who go on patrol against foreign chimpanzees only when their numbers have reached a critical mass.