Leaving home: Responses to water depletion by vervet monkeys

@inproceedings{Mcdougall2010LeavingHR,
  title={Leaving home: Responses to water depletion by vervet monkeys},
  author={P. Mcdougall and Nicola Forshaw and Louise Barrett and S. Peter Henzi},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract Vervet monkeys ( Chlorocebus aethiops ) are African cercopithecines whose wide distribution is a consequence of their ability to penetrate semi-arid environments, but whose territoriality is assumed to limit their ability to respond to water shortage. Data from a population in the South African karoo semi-desert during a drought year indicate not only that they are able to do without freestanding water for protracted periods, but also that they can sidestep territorial restrictions in… CONTINUE READING

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