Which Primates besides Humans are Major Meat Eaters and what kind of Meat do they Eat?

Two of the primates are major meat eaters, humans and chimps.

You already know what people eat.

A study of chimpanzee populations found that about 75 percent of the meat that chimps consumed consisted of red colobus monkey babies taken from their mothers.

But researchers found that a chimp’s main motivation for hunting is often sex, if members of a hunting party offer fresh meat to a female in heat, most or all are likely to get lucky.

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