Link: Chimpanzee Assassination

_New Scientist_ reports on the [documented assassination][] of a chimpanzee troupe alpha male by the second-tier males. According to the reports, the alpha male had, apparently, beaten up on one of the secondary males once too often, and that particular male scampered off, the other secondary males ganged up on the alpha male and killed him. More on the context for the killing as well as a DOI for the autopsy are in the report.

[documented assassination]: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21729074.600-gang-of-chimpanzees-kills-their-alpha-male.html

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