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Aggressive herding of females is a frequent but not invariant response by male savannah baboons, Papio cynocephalus, to encounters with other troops. While males in some troops are consistently more likely to herd than those in others, not all inter-troop encounters result in herding, even within particular troops. This suggests that males assess the risk(More)
We used data from four chacma baboon, Papio cynocephalus ursinus, troops, living in two populations, to test the raise the stakes (RTS) strategy of reciprocity. Female baboons did not raise the stakes either within or across grooming bouts. Instead they time-matched grooming contributions and divided grooming into short episodes. In addition, analysis of(More)
Dunbar (1992,Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol.33, 35-49) argued that constraints on social time limited the size to which savannah baboon, Papio cynocephalustroops in any given population could grow before fissioning. Since this should be reflected in population structure, we have elsewhere (Henzi et al. 1997a, Anim. Behav. 53, 525-535) constructed a model, based on(More)
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