• Cooperative behaviour in rhesus monkeys living in urban and forest areas

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      Social grooming; social play; coalition relations; consort relations; rhesus monkey; Macaca mulatta

    • Abstract


      Two urban and two forest groups of rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatto) were observed for their behaviours like social grooming, social play, coalition relations and consort relations. Adult females played a major role in grooming all other age-sex classes. The grooming between adult males and females increased during mating season. Social play was confined to infants and juveniles. Young adult males participated in play during non-mating season. Adults of both sexes participated in coalition and consort relations.

    • Author Affiliations


      Raghubir Singh Pirta1

      1. Department of Psychology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar - 751 004, India
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