Saturday, 12 July 2014

Baboons groom early in day to get benefits later

Date:
July 11, 2014

Source:
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Summary:
Social animals often develop relationships with other group members to reduce aggression and gain access to scarce resources. In wild chacma baboons the strategy for grooming activities shows a certain pattern across the day. new insights highlight the importance of understanding the full range of time periods over which social strategies may be optimized. Such knowledge is crucial when studying the social behavior and strategies of group-living animals.


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