Non-reproductive copulation behavior among Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Huangshan, China

  title={Non-reproductive copulation behavior among Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Huangshan, China},
  author={Jinhua Li and Huabao Yin and Lizhi Zhou},
Non-reproductive copulation, which takes place outside of the mating season and does not result in conception and birth, was studied in a free-ranging group of Tibetan monkeys (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China, in the birth seasons of 1992 and 1997. We employed all occurrence and focal animal samplings to record sexual and related behaviors and affiliation interactions, respectively. Compared with sexual behavior in mating season, non-reproductive copulation occurred at a lower… CONTINUE READING
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