Food sharing in black lion tamarins (Leontopithecus chrysopygus).

@article{Feistner2000FoodSI,
  title={Food sharing in black lion tamarins (Leontopithecus chrysopygus).},
  author={Anna T. C. Feistner and Eluned C. Price},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={47-54}
}
Food sharing behavior was investigated by studying 10 captive black lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus) infants (six litters) between the ages of four and 26 weeks. The frequency of sharing by parents in response to infant begging increased steadily from the age of five to nine weeks, but then declined gradually, although infants were still receiving food even at 26 weeks. Until the age of 15 weeks, infants received more food items by transfer from other group members than they did from… CONTINUE READING

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