Vervet monkey grandmothers: Interactions with infant grandoffspring

  title={Vervet monkey grandmothers: Interactions with infant grandoffspring},
  author={L. Fairbanks},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  • L. Fairbanks
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
Social relationships of 30 infants with their maternal grandmothers were studied in a captive colony of vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus).Grandmothers and grandinfants formed affiliative relationships with one another that could be distinguished from the infant’s relationships with nonkin adult females and with other adult female kin. The intensity of the grandmother—grandinfant relationship varied according to several factors which were related to the infant’s vulnerability to… Expand

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