Inter-troop transfer and inbreeding avoidance in Papio anubis

@article{Packer1979IntertroopTA,
  title={Inter-troop transfer and inbreeding avoidance in Papio anubis},
  author={C. Packer},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1979},
  volume={27},
  pages={1-36}
}
  • C. Packer
  • Published 1979
  • Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract In three adjacent troops of olive baboons (Papio anubis), all males emigrated from their natal troop. There is evidence that the costs of inbreeding depression may exceed those of transferring to another troop. Migrations which were unlikely to be due to the avoidance of inbreeding were made by males with above average reproductive activity into troops with more oestrous females than the prior troop. During inter-troop encounters, immigrant (‘transferred’) males acted in ways that… CONTINUE READING
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