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Folia Primatol (Basel). 1975;23(1-2):50-71.

Activity patterns in a gelada monkey group.


Diurnal, temperature and weather influence on the activity profiles of a gelada monkey group were compared to similar data previously reported for pigtail monkeys. Each of these variables influenced gelada behavior and many effects similar to those reported for pigtails were noted. Females were once again more active in agonistic, sexual and grooming patterns. The one male units of gelada groups influenced many activity patterns, and the special role of bachelor males as a focus for immature animal activities was demonstrated. Although 'aunt' behavior was present, it was superceded by patterns of 'paternal' care.

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