Social Behavior Among Monkeys May Be More Nature Than Nurture

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Social Behavior Among Monkeys May Be More Nature Than Nurture ScienceDaily (Dec. 4, 2003) — An unusual experiment with monkeys who were switched between mothers shortly after birth has demonstrated the importance of nature over nurture in behavior. Rearing Young monkeys reared by a mother other than their own are more likely to exhibit the aggressive or friendly behavior of their birth mothers rather than the behavior of their foster mothers, a University of Chicago researcher has shown for the first time. The discovery of inheritability of social behavior traits among non-human primates has important implications for people as it reinforces other research that suggests that such characteristics as sociability and impulsive…show more content…
Fights are rare as they prefer to draw back which is an important trait of Spider monkeys behavior. As the thumb is absent in their hands, the Spider monkey's grooming is not as developed as in other primates. They scratch themselves with hands and feet. Their social grooming in limited to the mothers grooming their young. It is said that the barks of spider monkeys are much worse than their bites. The crazy behavior of Spider monkeys is intended solely to frighten the prowler and is merely a bluff. Moreover, spider monkeys only intimidate human beings only if they have not had a brush with them previously. Any negative experience with human beings makes them cautious and they try to keep away from them. social behaviour, animal, the suite of interactions that occur between two or more individual animals, usually of the same species, when they form simple aggregations, cooperate in sexual or parental behaviour, engage in disputes over territory and access to mates, or simply communicate across space. Social behaviour is defined by interaction, not by how organisms are distributed in space. Clumping of individuals is not a requirement for social behaviour, although it does increase opportunities for interaction. When a lone female moth emits a bouquet of pheromones to attract male potential mates, she is engaging in social behaviour. When a male red deer ... (100 of 19962 words) Social behaviour Chimpanzees are lively

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