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Chapter 1 / Exercise 013
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Martin/Solomon
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6 Homework: Primate Behavior (3 pts.) An important component of biological anthropology is studying the behavior of non-human primates. However, this is impossible to accomplish in the lab. This exercise is designed to allow all 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. If using a primate live camera from the Internet, please remember to do this activity during the day! 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 observing. 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 to continue following 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: _______________ 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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7 Summarize your data in the following table focusing on the 3 most prevalent behaviors: Behavior: Total % Observations % Subject 1 % Subject 2 1 2 3 ࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵? % ࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵? =࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵? ࠵?࠵?ℎ࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵?ℎ ࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?30×100% ࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵? =࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵? ࠵?࠵?ℎ࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵? ࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?࠵?15×1001. Which primate did you observe and where did you observe this primate? Genus and species of primate: _________________________________________ Common name of primate: __________________________________________ Live camera URL: ______________________________________ Sanctuary or zoo Name: _____________________________________ 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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