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Research Article

Altruism in Forest Chimpanzees: The Case of Adoption

  • Christophe Boesch mail,

    boesch@eva.mpg.de

    Affiliation: Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Camille Bolé,

    Affiliation: Centre Suisse de Recherche Scientifique, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Nadin Eckhardt,

    Affiliations: Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, Centre Suisse de Recherche Scientifique, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Hedwige Boesch

    Affiliation: Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Published: January 27, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008901

About the Authors

Christophe Boesch, Nadin Eckhardt, Hedwige Boesch
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Camille Bolé, Nadin Eckhardt
Centre Suisse de Recherche Scientifique, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Corresponding Author

Email: boesch@eva.mpg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CB HB. Performed the experiments: CB CB NE HB. Analyzed the data: CB NE. Wrote the paper: CB.