The Bucknell macaque colony consists of five adult males ranging in age from nine to sixteen years, which are housed in an indoor/outdoor enclosure at the animal behavior lab. This group was obtained over the summer of 2002 and is on loan from the San Diego Zoo, CA.
General Research Topics:
Conflict and Cooperation:
Aggressive competition for resources and social status is inevitable within primategroups, but primates have developed behavioral mechanisms to manage these conflicts. One method of establishing and maintaining valuable relationships is through a system of reciprocity and interchange in which animals exchange social behavior in ways that benefit both participants. We are currently investigating such relationships in the lion-tailed macaque group.
Terney, E.L. & Judge, P.G. 2005 Social exchange in male lion-tailed macaques (Macaca
An ID sketch used for distinguishing similar individuals by Katie Larkin.