A Pacific Culture among Wild Baboons: Its Emergence and Transmission

  title={A Pacific Culture among Wild Baboons: Its Emergence and Transmission},
  author={Robert Morris Sapolsky and Lisa J Share},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  pages={1 - 33}
Reports exist of transmission of culture in nonhuman primates. We examine this in a troop of savanna baboons studied since 1978. During the mid-1980s, half of the males died from tuberculosis; because of circumstances of the outbreak, it was more aggressive males who died, leaving a cohort of atypically unaggressive survivors. A decade later, these behavioral patterns persisted. Males leave their natal troops at adolescence; by the mid-1990s, no males remained who had resided in the troop a… CONTINUE READING
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