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  1. The social correlates of self-directed behaviour and faecal glucocorticoid levels among adult male olive baboons (<em>Papio hamadryas anubis</em>) in Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria

    The social correlates of self-directed behaviour and faecal glucocorticoid levels among adult male olive baboons (<em>Papio hamadryas anubis</em>) in Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Sociality confers many benefits to gregarious animals, but group-living does not come without associated costs. Social living can cause anxiety, which if prolonged can lead to stress. We investigate correlates of anxiety and stress among wild adult male olive baboons...
  2. Dominance rank and self-scratching among wild female Barbary macaques (<em>Macaca sylvanus</em>)

    Dominance rank and self-scratching among wild female Barbary macaques (<em>Macaca sylvanus</em>)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Measuring rates of self-scratching provides a powerful index of anxiety in non-human primates, and investigating the relationship between self-scratching and dominance rank can shed light on the ‘emotional costs’ of holding different positions in the hierarchy. Here we explored the...