"The fact that we found these results in both mangabeys
and chimpanzees might indicate that this impressive cognitive feat is more widespread amongst primates than previously known," concludes Mielke, adding "grooming is an important part of primate cooperation and choosing the best partner in a specific situation is a vital skill.
During a long-term program to monitor deaths in wildlife, an infant mangabey
was found dead in the TNP in March 2012.
Her novel study of infant-touching etiquette in the vervets and mangabeys
adds them to the short list of animals known to have "markets" for baby fondling: Moms must be groomed for a sufficient time before they let the groomer touch the baby.
Isolation of an HTLV-III-related retro virus from macaques with simian AIDS and its possible origin in asymptomatic mangabeys
. Nature 321(6068):435-437, 1986.
Julie aims to study the rare, red-capped mangabey
monkeys, while Guy's task is to keep house, utilising all of his survival experience.
Primate expert Dr Julie Anderson and adventurer Guy Grieve spent weeks living in a tree-house in the Gabon rainforest to study the rare, redcapped mangabey
Genealogical and demographic influences on infant abuse and neglect in group-living sooty mangabeys
There are some evidences that corroborate frequent infection by TTV and TLMV related virus in a wide range of old world apes (chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, gibbons, mangabeys
, drills and mandrills), raising the hypothesis that the TTV-like viruses co-evolved with their hosts over the period of primate speciation (Thom et al.).
The researchers tracked 24 Gray-cheeked Mangabeys
(MAN-guh-BAYS) in the African country of Uganda for 210 days.
At present, six species are in the process of being, or have already been, habituated for tourism: chimps, grey-cheeked mangabeys
, blue monkeys, Angolan colobus, L'hoest's monkeys and owl-faced monkeys.
Courgnaud V, Van Dooren S, Liegeois F, Pourrut X, Abela B, Loul S, Mpoudi-Ngole E, Vandamme A, Delaporte E, Peeters M (2004) Simian T-cell leukemia virus (STLV) infection in wild primate populations in Cameroon: evidence for dual STLV type 1 and type 3 infection in agile mangabeys
Analyses of the DNA suggested that this new monkey is more closely related to baboons than it is to mangabeys