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Collective Decision Making in Tibetan Macaque Females

In a new study out today in Primates, Primate Behavior MS graduate Greg Fratellone examines collective decision making in female Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana). Fratellone and co-authors Jin-Hua Li, Lori Sheeran, Steve Wagner, Xi Wang, and Lixing Sun found that the female affiliations among this species of macaque are stronger than males, and groups with more females reach collective decisions faster.

Read more about the study on the journal website.

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