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dc.contributor.authorLeroux, Maël
dc.contributor.authorMonday, Gideon
dc.contributor.authorChandia, Bosco
dc.contributor.authorAkankwasa, John W.
dc.contributor.authorZuberbühler, Klaus
dc.contributor.authorHobaiter, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorCrockford, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorTownsend, Simon W.
dc.contributor.authorAsiimwe, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorFedurek, Pawel
dc.identifier.citationLeroux , M , Monday , G , Chandia , B , Akankwasa , J W , Zuberbühler , K , Hobaiter , C , Crockford , C , Townsend , S W , Asiimwe , C & Fedurek , P 2021 , ' First observation of a chimpanzee with albinism in the wild : social interactions and subsequent infanticide ' , American Journal of Primatology , vol. Early View , e23305 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 275079816
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 0dc78037-b080-44ff-8783-d675889587b0
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:E3285C8DD79A64E5DAFD02C4B21C9964
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8378-088X/work/97129707
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-3893-0524/work/97129803
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000673989800001
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85110097145
dc.descriptionMaël Leroux was funded via the Swiss National Science Foundation grant awarded to Simon W. Townsend (31003A_153065). Pawel Fedurek was funded via the European Research Council project grant awarded to Catherine Crockford (grant agreement number: 679787).en
dc.description.abstractAlbinism- the congenital absence of pigmentation- is a very rare phenomenon in animals due to the significant costs to fitness of this condition. Both humans and non-human individuals with albinism face a number of challenges, such as reduced vision, increased exposure to ultraviolet radiation, or compromised crypticity resulting in an elevated vulnerability to predation. However, while observations of social interactions involving individuals with albinism have been observed in wild non-primate animals, such interactions have not been described in detail in non-human primates (hereafter, primates). Here, we report, to our knowledge, the first sighting of an infant with albinism in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), including social interactions between the infant, its mother, and group members. We also describe the subsequent killing of the infant by conspecifics as well as their behavior towards the corpse following the infanticide. Finally, we discuss our observations in relation to our understanding of chimpanzee behavior or attitudes towards individuals with very conspicuous appearances.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 The Authors. American Journal of Primatology published by Wiley Periodicals LLC. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.en
dc.subjectPan troglodytesen
dc.subjectQL Zoologyen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleFirst observation of a chimpanzee with albinism in the wild : social interactions and subsequent infanticideen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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