Alloparental behaviour in Barbary macaques, Macaca sylvanus

@article{Small1990AlloparentalBI,
  title={Alloparental behaviour in Barbary macaques, Macaca sylvanus
},
  author={Meredith F. Small},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1990},
  volume={39},
  pages={297-306}
}
Abstract Over 300 h of focal-animal samples of mothers and non-mother females in a semi-free ranging group of Barbary macaques showed that individuals of all age-sex categories display affiliative alloparental behaviour toward infants. Macaques vary in the amount of infant-non-mother interactions, and Barbary macaques are at the extreme interactive end of this continuum. The most reasonable explanation for this pattern in Barbary macaques is that is promotes infant socialization and aids others… Expand
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