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Baboons queue for food - report by Alecia Carter

last modified Apr 20, 2016 10:38 AM

Alecia Carter's research with baboons showing that they form orderly queues for food, can be seen in this short clip from the BBC News website.

Animals can access information by paying attention to other individuals in their group. Our latest research shows that such "social" information flows as predicted through baboon social networks. However, while baboons can access information depending on their social connections, whether they can use that information depends on their rank, social bonds, sex and personality. Low-ranking, shyer and less well-connected baboons are left to queue for leftovers.

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