Grooming and touching behaviour in captive ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta L.)

@article{Hosey2006GroomingAT,
  title={Grooming and touching behaviour in captive ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta L.)},
  author={G. Hosey and R. Thompson},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2006},
  volume={26},
  pages={95-98}
}
The distribution of grooming and touching behaviours was recorded in a group of captive ring-tailed lemurs. Grooming was found to be performed chiefly by older, higher ranking animals; touching (i.e., “reach out and touch” behaviour) was directed primarily by younger, low ranking animals to older, high ranking individuals. It is suggested that such touching is a submissive gesture in this species. 
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