Archives for mountain gorilla

06.21.15

Male rank, not paternity, predicts male–immature relationships in mountain gorillas

Journal Article
Stacy Rosenbaum (University of California at Los Angeles) was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in 2010 for her project entitled “Male-immature relationships in the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei).” Dr. Rosenbaum and her team were recently published in the journal Animal Behaviour, and she was kind enough to provide us with a brief summary of the article. Copyright: … more »
04.12.11

Studying Hormonal Stimuli in Mountain Gorillas Yields Many Clues

Behind the Science, Education, From the Field, Grantee Spotlight, Guest Post
By Sosthene Habumuremyi My study has gathered data on mating behavior, solicitations, and any displays/aggression from adult males towards the females. Sexual swellings, which are extremely small in gorillas, are also noted. The plan is to monitor at least 6 nulliparous (never having given birth to offspring) females and 10 cycling parous (given birth to offspring at least once) females for 2 cycles more »