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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Monkey police

From somewhere on the internet:

"It was already well known that in groups of pigtailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina), dominant males keep the rest in order through a form of policing. As they patrol the herd, they frequently receive peaceful “bared teeth” signals from other, subordinate monkeys, acknowledging that the dominant male is in charge. The “police” macaques often intervene to defuse scuffles before they can escalate."

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