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Social interactions of orphans observed in a free-ranging troop of Japanese monkeys.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7191388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During 4 years of observations of a troop of free-ranging Japanese monkeys, more than 40 'orphans', young monkeys who lost their mothers, were found. Most infants who lost their mothers before the weaning period could not survive, while young animals over 1 year old could survive their mothers' deaths. Adult males of the troop and immature close relatives were observed to become the caretaker of these orphans. With a few exceptions, adult females were indifferent to orphans. Grooming behavior, rank, solitariness of males, and maternal behavior of females are compared between orphans and non-orphans.
T Hasegawa; M Hiraiwa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0015-5713     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Primatol.     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-12-18     Completed Date:  1980-12-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370723     Medline TA:  Folia Primatol (Basel)     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Homing Behavior*
Macaca* / physiology
Maternal Behavior
Sexual Maturation
Social Behavior*

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