The function and mechanisms underlying baboon ‘ contact ’ barks

@inproceedings{Cheney1996TheFA,
  title={The function and mechanisms underlying baboon ‘ contact ’ barks},
  author={Dorothy L Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth and Ryne A. Palombit},
  year={1996}
}
Free-ranging baboons, Papio cynocephalus ursinus, in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, often give loud ‘contact’ barks when separated from other group members. Although these calls appear to function to maintain contact between widely dispersed animals, individuals apparently do not give contact barks with the intent of informing others of their location. Females are more likely to give a contact bark in the 5 min after they themselves have called than in the 5 min after another female has called… CONTINUE READING
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