News from the primate community: Predators eliminate poacher, AWM studies, & sit-time

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Rhino Poacher killed by Elephant & devoured by lions
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/07/world...lions.html

INTRO: A man suspected of being a rhino poacher was killed last week by an elephant and his remains devoured by a pride of lions at a South African park, officials said. Rangers at Kruger National Park and other searchers found only a human skull and a pair of pants, the park said in a statement dated Friday. Four of the dead man’s accomplices were arrested, the authorities said. The man’s accomplices told his relatives that they had been in the park to poach rhinos on Tuesday night when he was killed by an elephant, according to the local authorities... (MORE)



KU students will be able to study rise of the "angry white male."
https://www.foxnews.com/us/kansas-univer...ies-course

INTRO: The college course, called Angry White Male Studies, will dive into "the deeper sources of this emotional state while evaluating recent manifestations of male anger" in the United States and Britain since the 1950s. The course catalog description states: "Employing interdisciplinary perspectives this course examines how both dominant and subordinate masculinities are represented and experienced in cultures undergoing periods of rapid change connected to modernity as well as to rights-based movements of women, people of color, homosexuals and trans individuals." (MORE)



Gorillas spend time sitting with dead species members, sometimes grooming them, regardless of whether the deceased was a part of their group, researchers have found
https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/goril...gers-alike

INTRO: In a paper published in the journal PeerJ, scientists led by Amy Porter of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, in Georgia, US, report on the response of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) to the death of two senior members of their group. They also observe reactions of Grauer’s gorillas (Gorilla b. graueri) to the death of an unaffiliated male. The researchers predicted that the in-group deaths – of a dominant male and female, both elderly, in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda – would elicit more reaction from others than the third death, that of an elderly male who was not a member of the local group. They found, however, that responses were very similar... (MORE)
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Quote:A man suspected of being a rhino poacher was killed last week by an elephant and his remains devoured by a pride of lions at a South African park, officials said.

African karma in action!
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Trying to remember a headline I saw in the Buffalo Evening News, back when a newspaper was made with newsprint. It was the morning after the opening of the deer season in New York State. Went something like this....Hunters 297 Deer 8. Apparently 8 hunters were shot by their peers on the first day.
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