Owl monkeys (Aotus spp.) perform self- and social anointing in captivity.

@article{Jefferson2014OwlM,
  title={Owl monkeys (Aotus spp.) perform self- and social anointing in captivity.},
  author={Jay P Jefferson and Elizabeth Tapanes and Si{\^a}n Evans},
  journal={Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={119-34}
}
Several species of primates, including owl monkeys (Aotus spp.), anoint by rubbing their fur with odiferous substances. Previous research has shown that capuchin monkeys (Cebus and Sapajus) anoint socially by rubbing their bodies together in groups of two or more while anointing. Owl monkeys housed at the DuMond Conservancy have been observed to anoint over… CONTINUE READING