Social grooming and play behavior of a captive group of chimpanzees

@article{Merrick1977SocialGA,
  title={Social grooming and play behavior of a captive group of chimpanzees},
  author={Nancy J. Merrick},
  journal={Primates},
  year={1977},
  volume={18},
  pages={215-224}
}
Aspects of the social grooming and play behavior of a group of six adolescent and young adult chimpanzees are contrasted and compared. Eleven months’ data indicate that older chimpanzees groomed more and played less than younger individuals. This transition period occurred earlier for females than males. Grooming behavior appeared to vary with reproductive state. A positive correlation was found between the estrous condition of cycling females and the amount of grooming that they received from… CONTINUE READING

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