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Short communication
04 Feb 2016
Short communication |  | 04 Feb 2016

Meat sharing between male and female Guinea baboons (Papio papio)

A. S. Goffe and J. Fischer


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We describe the acquisition, sharing and consumption of meat by wild Guinea baboons. Males were the hunters and shared meat passively only with females in their social and reproductive units. Females were able to acquire meat from sharing episodes and by scavenging from their male social partners. The presence of existing social bonds, rather than short-term exchanges of meat for sex, is likely a driving factor in the occurrence of meat sharing between males and females in this species.