Social Development in Newborn Bats

For many social mammals, the development of social contacts among group members occurs early in life. Once formed these social bonds may last a lifetime and are often important for survival. Such is the case in baboon troops, elephants, and many other Read More...

Housing Bubble in Marsupial Tree Hollows

Extended families often live together under the same roof. Indeed, in many human societies even distant relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins) share the same dwelling. Less common (except for college students) is house sharing among unrelated individuals. Under what circumstances Read More...

Social networking in baboons

Everyone knows that primates are highly social. Savannah baboon troops typically consist of several unrelated males and one or more matrilineal dominance hierarchies. Female baboons interact with all Read More...