Dominance Turnover Between an Alpha and a Beta Male and Dynamics of Social Relationships in Japanese Macaques

@article{Kutsukake2005DominanceTB,
  title={Dominance Turnover Between an Alpha and a Beta Male and Dynamics of Social Relationships in Japanese Macaques},
  author={Nobuyuki Kutsukake and Toshikazu Hasegawa},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={26},
  pages={775-800}
}
We report a case of turnover between an alpha (GN) and a beta male (R7) and its effects in a troop of provisioned Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata fuscata) in Shiga-Heights, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The aggression between the 2 males was caused by the intrusion of GN towards the consort of R7. R7 received support from his brother and mother, and… CONTINUE READING