Organized Hunting for Meat

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Humans hunt for meat in an organized fashion in which men and sometimes women coordinate their efforts to hunt prey that would otherwise be unattainable. While some chimpanzees do hunt meat (mostly in the form of smaller monkeys), there are only few documented instances of cooperative or organized hunting for meat, and all among chimpanzees in the wild. Most documented observations of hunting by chimpanzees show disorganized hunting, primarily by males. Although bonobos do catch prey animals, they do not consume them, but merely play with them, and then abandoned the carcass. Gorillas and orangutans have not been observed to hunt for meat at all.

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