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Comparative Observations on Time Budget of Three Primates in Captive
Author of the article:TANG Hua-xing1, ZHOU Qi-hai1, LI You-bang1, HUANG Zhong-hao1, HUANG Cheng-ming1,2﹡, Dai Yan-zhi1
Author's Workplace:(1. School of Life Sciences, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region 541004, China; 2.Institute of Zoology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Key Words: Rhinopithecus roxellanae; Macaca mulatta; Macaca assamensis; in captive; time budget
Abstract:The daily time budgets of three primate species, golden monkey Rhinopithecus roxellanae, Assamese macaques Macaca assamensis and rhesus macaques Macaca mulatta in captive were studied via focal animal sampling and continuous recording. The results showed that the golden monkeys and Assamese macaques spent more time on resting, and less time on moving than rhesus macaques. Compared to Assamese macaques, the golden monkey and rhesus macaques devoted more time to grooming. The time budgets also differed among the various sex-age classes. The mother golden monkey spent more time on grooming and less time on playing than the adult son. Male individual of rhesus macaques spent more time on moving and grooming, with less time playing than female one. In the Assamese macaques, the female individual contributed more proportion of time to moving than the male one; furthermore, compared to the immatures, adult individuals spent more time on playing , and less time on resting.
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