Our team has recently published two studies on the benefits of grooming exchange in Barbary macaques. Grooming is intensely studied by primatologists as a model behaviour to analyse the benefits of sociality. In our first study (Molesti & Majolo 2015) we found that grooming did not increase food tolerance soon after a grooming interaction ended. This […]
We have had a new paper published in Animal Behaviour on male Barbary macaques and who they pick to support them in a fight. Find the paper here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347214002590 Male primates are known to cooperate together to gain greater benefits than they could achieve alone, such as access to females for mating or to increase their […]
The November issue of National Geographic features an article on the Barbary macaque and fantastic pictures of the monkeys we study in Morocco, taken by Francisco Mingorance. Francisco is a Spanish photographer who has spent long hours with the monkeys to get the right picture!
Members of the Barbary Macaque Project, Dr. Bonaventura Majolo and Professor Stuart Semple, together with Kristina Stazaker (Moroccan Primate Conservation) have been invited to give a talk on October 11th at the Conservation Evening organised by Monkey Forest in Staffordshire. The event will start at 17.30 with talks on the conservation of the Barbary macaques in […]
Last week, we had an opportunity to visit the macaques at Trentham Monkey Forest, a park housing around 130 Barbary macaques in a large forested area. This visit was part of the elective module on Comparative Social Behaviour and Cognition offered to second year Psychology students at the University of Lincoln. At the park we enjoyed watching […]