Meat-eating by adult female Sumatran orangutans (Pongo pygmæus abelii)
Article first published online: 6 JAN 1999
Copyright © 1997 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Primatology
Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 159–165, 1997
How to Cite
Utami, S. S. and Van Hooff, J. A. R. A. M. (1997), Meat-eating by adult female Sumatran orangutans (Pongo pygmæus abelii). Am. J. Primatol., 43: 159–165. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1098-2345(1997)43:2<159::AID-AJP5>3.0.CO;2-W
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 1999
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 1999
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 APR 1997
- Manuscript Received: 10 DEC 1996
- Meat eating;
- Pongo pygmæus;
- Nycticebus coucang
Information about meat-eating behavior by wild orangutans (Pongo pygmæus) is scant. The first article about such a case dates from 1981. Since 1989, seven incidents of adult female Sumatran orangutans eating slow lorises (Nycticebus coucang) have been witnessed. Three females from two study sites were involved. In three cases the females were seen catching the prey. There are too few cases to conclude whether this behavior is typically female. Am. J. Primatol. 43:159–165, 1997. © 1997 Wiley-Liss, Inc.