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Unformatted text preview: account of his research done with the chimpanzees and gorillas of Bwindi’s Impenetrable Forest. Professor Stanford and his crew found some very interesting distinctions while observing the chimpanzees and gorillas of Bwindi. The chimpanzees’ ability to maintain a bipedal position while feeding in fruit trees is unique to Bwindi chimps and has not been sited by other researchers studying chimpanzees. Also, the interaction between a gorilla and a group of chimpanzees seem to indicate that the chimpanzees hold dominance in the forest. This is interesting considering their small size compared to the huge gorillas. Apes of the Impenetrable Forest has brought valuable insight to the knowledge of chimpanzee-gorilla relationships, and can ultimately shed light on how our ancestors may have behaved in the past....
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2011 for the course ANTH 200 taught by Professor Stanford during the Fall '08 term at USC.
- Fall '08