Post-conflict reunions and reconciliation in long-tailed macaques

  title={Post-conflict reunions and reconciliation in long-tailed macaques},
  author={Marina Cords},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
In gregarious species, friendly post-conflict reunions between former opponents have been interpreted as 'reconciliatory' interactions whose function is to repair social relationships that were disrupted by aggression. An experiment on 10 pairs of captive long-tailed macaques, Macaea fascicularis, demonstrated the validity of this interpretation. Prior aggression reduced the ability of opponents jointly to exploit a resource relative to baseline, whereas friendly reunion after conflict restored… CONTINUE READING

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