Fission-Fusion Effects on the Social Behavior of Captive Western Lowland Gorillas at the Franklin Park Zoo

MacKenzie, Charlie C.


  • The goal of this thesis is to determine how a fission-fusion social system affects the behavior of captive female gorillas and their dependents. At the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Massachusetts, the Western Lowland Gorillas live in an unusual social system that provides an exciting research opportunity. There are two adult female gorillas living at the zoo, one juvenile female, and one infant ... read more
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