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Mitani, John C. Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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The behavior of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) [Fig. 1] is fascinating because of its similarity to human behavior. These behavioral similarities are due in part to the close evolutionary relationship between chimpanzees and humans. See also: Behavioral ecology; Primates
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