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Diving into the Mother-Infant Relationships of Southern Pig-tailed Macaques

A new publication from Emily Dura (Primate Behavior MS, 2017) and co-authors Sheeran, Ruppert, Arango, and Blue examines the variables influencing mother-infant relationships and infant independence. The authors highlight the complexity of mother-infant dynamics and note that contact, proximity, offspring age, and mother's permissive behavior contribute to changes in this relationship as the offspring develops. The research followed a wild macaque group in the Segari Melintang Forest Reserve, Peninsular Malaysia, and supports observations made on captive pig-tailed macaques.

Read more about the work in Asian Primates Journal.

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