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The effect of troop size on travel and foraging in mountain baboons

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S P Henzi, J E Lycett, T Weingrill, Richard William Byrne, A Whiten

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Data on travel and activity of baboons in the Drakensberg mountains of South Africa reveal that there is no relationship between troop size and the distance travelled daily. Adult females in larger troops, however fed for longer and spent less time searching for particular food items than did females in smaller troops. Feeding time was taken out of resting time so that grooming time was unaffected by troop size. Feeding and moving time together (foraging) were correlated neither with troop size nor food availability. These results are discussed in relation to the prevailing environmental conditions in the Drakensberg mountains.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalSouth African Journal of Science
Volume93
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997

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