Mate guarding constrains foraging activity of male baboons

  title={Mate guarding constrains foraging activity of male baboons},
  author={Susan C Alberts and Jeanne Altmann and Michael Lawrence Wilson},
For many species, mate guarding results in dramatic departures from normal behaviour that reflect compromised attention to feeding and other activities. Such departures have previously been difficult to document in primates, however. Data were gathered on two aspects of male behaviour that were predicted to be constrained during consortships, individual travel distance and duration of feeding bouts, for wild male baboons, Papio cynocephalus, in and out of mate-guarding episodes. In each case… CONTINUE READING
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