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Chapter 1 / Exercise 013
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students the opportunity to briefly study the behavior of a non-human primate. Your task is to collect a sampling of behavioral data. For this, you may either visit the primate exhibit of a zoo or primate sanctuary, or watch one of the many primate live feeds available on the Internet. You can easily find different primate live cameras using a search engine. Pick at least two individualsand follow each one of them for 15 minutes. Set a timer, and at each minute make a record of the primate’s behavior in the table on the right below. The table is set up as an ethogram, which includes many pre-defined behavior codes (table on the left) that you can use to rapidly describe behavior while you are observing. Feel free to add additional ethogram codes to capture behaviors not already listed. If you are using a live feed and the camera changes angles, do your best at continuing to follow the same individual. If the live stream you picked only allows you to observe a single individual, you may switch cameras for your second observation. Primate live cameras include, but are not limited to: Date: Time: Primate genus and species: CODE DEFINITION SOCIAL Ag Aggression given Ar Aggression received Ab Bidirectional aggression Vg Vocalization given Vr Vocalization received Sx Sexual behavior Gg Grooming given Gr Grooming received Gs Simultaneous grooming Ls lost NONSOCIAL Lm Locomotion Dr Drinking Fo Foraging/eating So Sitting, eyes open Sc Sitting, eyes closed Lo Lying down, eyes open Lc Lying, eyes closed Sg Self groom Ss Self scratch Ls Lost Time (min) Subject 1 Subject 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
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6 Summarize your data in the following table focusing on the 3 most prevalent behaviors: Behavior: Total % Observations % Subject 1 % Subject 2 1 2 3 𝐓𝐓𝐓𝐓𝐓𝐓𝐓𝐓𝐓𝐓% 𝐓𝐓𝐨𝐨𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐓𝐓𝐓𝐓𝐎𝐎𝐓𝐓𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐎=𝐻𝐻𝐻𝐻𝐻𝐻𝐻𝐻𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑎𝑎𝑏𝑏𝑜𝑜ℎ𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑎𝐻𝐻𝑎𝑎𝐻𝐻𝑎𝑎𝑤𝑤𝑎𝑎𝑜𝑜𝑟𝑟𝐻𝐻𝑎𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑜𝐻𝐻𝑎𝑎𝑏𝑏𝐻𝐻𝑜𝑜ℎ𝑎𝑎𝑜𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑖𝑎𝑎𝑖𝑖𝑤𝑤30× 100% 𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐎𝐓𝐓𝐞𝐞𝐞𝐞𝐒𝐒𝐒𝐒𝐎𝐎𝐒𝐒𝐎𝐎𝐞𝐞𝐓𝐓=𝐻𝐻𝐻𝐻𝐻𝐻𝐻𝐻𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑎𝑎𝑏𝑏𝑜𝑜ℎ𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑎𝐻𝐻𝑎𝑎𝐻𝐻𝑎𝑎𝑤𝑤𝑎𝑎𝑜𝑜𝑟𝑟𝐻𝐻𝑎𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑜𝐻𝐻𝑎𝑎𝐻𝐻𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑜𝑎𝑎𝑜𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑖𝑎𝑎𝑖𝑖15× 1001. Where did you observe the primates (webcam, zoo, sanctuary)? List what you consider to be one benefit and one drawback to observing primates in this location. 2. How would observing primates in the wild be different from observing them in captivity? List one advantage and one disadvantage of studying primates in the wild. 3. What was the most prevalent behavior you observed? Is this something that surprised you? Explain why or why not. 4. Describe any social behavior you observed. Did the behavior hurt or foster group living? If you did not see any social behavior, why do you think this may have been the case?

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