Varying responses to feeding competition in a group of rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)

@article{Brennan2006VaryingRT,
  title={Varying responses to feeding competition in a group of rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)},
  author={Joseph Brennan and James R Anderson},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2006},
  volume={29},
  pages={353-360}
}
The behaviour of members of a group of rhesus monkeys was observed in experimentally created, competitive feeding situations. Socially dominant members of the group tended to start eating before lower-ranking subjects, and generally ate more. Dominants sometimes used aggression to control access to food, but overall, intermediate-ranking monkeys were involved in most agonistic episodes. Non-dominant subjects improved their feeding performance when food was presented in three piles rather than… CONTINUE READING

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