Reciprocal benefits of allomothering for female vervet monkeys

@article{Fairbanks1990ReciprocalBO,
  title={Reciprocal benefits of allomothering for female vervet monkeys},
  author={L. Fairbanks},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1990},
  volume={40},
  pages={553-562}
}
Abstract Allomothering, or care of the young by individuals other than the mother, was studied in captive groups of vervet monkeys, Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus . The most frequently proposed hypotheses to explain caretaking by primate allomothers are (1) the mother benefits from the reduction in time and energy allocated to infant care, and (2) the allomother benefits by gaining maternal experience prior to the birth of her own first infant. Analysis of longitudinal data on behaviour and… Expand
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