Determinants of band formation in Angolan colobus monkeys
January 22, 2015
Angolan colobus monkeys in Rwanda's Nyungwe National Park live in supertroops of several hundred individuals.
However, very little is known about the ecological preconditions (resource abundance and distribution) that allow these primates to live in such extremely large groups and nothing is known about how these supergroups are internally structured.
Our field research is designed to fill this knowledge gap.