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Being friendly puts monkeys at risk in times of revolution [New Scientist]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Being too friendly can be costly. When a new alpha male takes over, female capuchin monkeys are more likely to lose their offspring to infanticide if they have an extensive network of social contacts than if they don’t.
This new finding suggests sociable primates don’t necessarily fare better than non-sociable ones when it comes to raising offspring.

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