Behavioral Research Blog

Primate behavior - cracking the nut, fur rubbing & mating behavior

Posted by Annelies Verkerk on Oct 23, 2013

Interested in primatology? Today we present to you three blog posts and a couple of interesting websites!

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Topics: primate, monkey

Unraveling primate behavior, why do monkeys rub their fur?

Posted by Olga Krips on Jul 30, 2012

Did you know that tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) rub their fur vigorously with substances such as leaves, fruit, or insects? Such substances are often insecticidal, antiseptic, or anti-inflammatory. Therefore, fur rubbing may improve fur condition along with having a medical function.

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Topics: The Observer XT, animal behavior research, social behavior research, animal welfare, ethogram, primate, monkey, Pocket Observer

Secret sex and promiscuity - Mating behavior of Rhesus monkeys

Posted by Olga Krips on Apr 26, 2012

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Topics: The Observer XT, animal behavior research, coding schemes, ethogram, primate, monkey

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