Social behaviour of stump-tailed macaques in captivity

  title={Social behaviour of stump-tailed macaques in captivity},
  author={Nicholas G. Blurton Jones and J. Trollope},
Facial expressions and gestures seen in eight wild caught adult and three laboratory born stump-tailed macaques are described. Systematic observations, designed to show the association of these with attack, fleeing, grooming, or copulating are reported. The behaviour is in general very similar to that of other macaques.However, we find that Presenting and Lipsmacking are given by animals who are likely to win or lose fights and are shown to babies. These are clearly not just appeasing in… 
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