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Researchers From Penn, Michigan and Duke Study How Cooperation Can Trump Competition in Monkeys


July 3, 2012

a leader and a follower fend off a bachelor Being the top dog--or, in this case, the top gelada monkey--is even better if the alpha male is willing to concede at times to subordinates, according to a study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan and Duke University. Alpha male geladas who allowed subordinate competitors into their group had a longer tenure as leader, resulting in an average of three more offspring each during their lifetimes. Full Story

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