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Mountain gorillas are good neighbours - up to a point

29 days ago   |   By British Ecological Society

Gorillas live in tight-knit groups, foraging, resting and sleeping together around a “core home range” and a wider “peripheral” range.
These groups sometimes split permanently, separating gorillas that may have lived together for years and may be closely related.
The new study - by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the University of Exeter - shows groups that were previously united are more than four times as likely to be friendly to each other when they meet, even if they had split over a decade earlier.
Gorillas tend to react aggressively when another group strays into their core...
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