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Social behavior of primates: Grooming : most common form of friendship: friendship , submission , or appeasement . All other primates (except for humans and bonobos) mate during ovulation period. Chimps mate 14-15 times a day. Visible ovulation : theoretically, some females began not having visible ovulation. This meant that males had to always protect and hunt for females to ensure that when they were ovulating, they could have sex with them. Monogamy : The more sexually dimorphic you are, the less monogamous you are (consider apes and orangutans). Biologically speaking, humans aren’t meant to be monogamous. However, while our biology doesn’t point us toward monogamy, our culture does. Communication : non-human primates have better communication signals than
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Unformatted text preview: humans. Our language is symbolic, so a lot can be lost from our words because they have so many meanings. Learning : non-human primates do learndespite previously held conceptions. Tools : NHPs use tools, and make them. Hunting : chimps are very successful hunters. Humans deer hunting succeed about 20%; chimps, 80%. Danger : deforestation (#1 threat) is the largest threat for non-human primates. Apes are the most endangered. Forest firesa part of deforestationalso pose a significant cause of extinction. (#2) Hunting in Africa and South America for food; urban and rural, also trophy hunting. (#3) Using primates for lab animals or pets....
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course ANTHRO 120 taught by Professor Huddleston during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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