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2006

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Animal Sciences

Bonnet macaques

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Male Influx, Infanticide, And Female Transfer In Macaca Radiata Radiata, Mewa Singh, H Kumara, M. Kumar, Mirdula Singh, Matthew Cooper Mar 2006

Male Influx, Infanticide, And Female Transfer In Macaca Radiata Radiata, Mewa Singh, H Kumara, M. Kumar, Mirdula Singh, Matthew Cooper

Matthew A. Cooper

In bonnet macaques, males usually disperse between groups and females remain philopatric, but researchers have reported female transfer. We report a rare case of male influx during the mating season in our bonnet macaque study group in the Anaimalai Hills. The density of bonnet macaques in the study region was unusually high. The study group had a single, crippled adult male with a long tenure and 5 adult females. During the mating season, adult females approached and mated with outgroup males, and then several males entered the group. The adult male left the group without any resistance. The incoming males ...