- Mineralogical and chemical interactions of soils eaten by chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream National Parks, TanzaniaS Aufreiter
SLOWPOKE Reactor Facility and Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada M5S 3E5
J Chem Ecol 27:285-311. 2001..A new adaptive advantage of geophagy is proposed, based on the prevention of iron uptake. The behavior of the soils in vitro is consistent with the theory that geophagy has a therapeutic value for these chimpanzees...