Preventing monkey bites

Wildlife tourists frequently fail to identify aggressive and distressed emotional states in wild monkeys – mistaking animals’ warnings of aggression for ‘smiles’ and ‘kisses’. This can lead to welfare problems for  primates and risk of injury for people. In our new paper we examined whether educational tools intended to help tourists recognise different facial expressions in monkeys – […]

Metabolic flexibility of Barbary macaques

The endangered Barbary macaques have to cope with extreme environmental conditions, from cold and snowy winters to hot and dry summers. Under these extreme and diverse ecological conditions full-filling their daily energetic requirements may be very difficult for macaques. We have recently published a study that analyse the metabolic strategies of Barbary macaques in response […]

Who is your best ally in a fight?

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 […]