• Psychology
  • Published 2000

Black-and-White Colobus Monkeys (Colobus guereza) do not Show Mirror Self-Recognition

@inproceedings{Shaffer2000BlackandWhiteCM,
  title={Black-and-White Colobus Monkeys (Colobus guereza) do not Show Mirror Self-Recognition},
  author={Victoria A. Shaffer and Michael J. Renner},
  year={2000}
}
Mirror self-recognition (MSR) has been studied in many species of primates, but not previously in the black-and-white colobus monkey (Colobus guereza). A family group of five monkeys was videotaped in a baseline session with clear glass panel and nine sessions (270 min) with a mirror. All monkeys showed substantial interaction with the mirror. The monkeys show evidence of limited use of the mirror’s reflective properties, but no evidence of behaviors indicating MSR. These data are consistent… CONTINUE READING

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