Social Behavior of Black-Handed Spider Monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) Reared as Home Pets

We studied the interactions between and within sexes of 7 molar categories of behavior—aggression, submission, avoid-retreat, social grooming, together, social play, and sexual interest—in a newly formed captive group of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) reared as pets and unacquainted with each other. Free-ranging Ateles geoffroyi show a characteristic sex… CONTINUE READING