Baboons watch neighbors for clues about food, but can end up in queues

Posted by on April 20, 2016 3:11 pm
Categories: Science

Baboons learn about food locations socially through monitoring the behavior of those around them. While proximity to others is the key to acquiring information, research shows that accessing food depends on the complex hierarchies of a baboon troop, and those lower down the pecking order can end up queuing for leftovers.

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