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