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6: Primate Ecology and Behavior

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    189113
    • Karin Enstam Jaffe

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    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the variables that affect primate diets.
    • Explain how primates interact with other organisms in their environment.
    • Discuss why primates live in groups, types of primate groups, and components of their social systems.
    • Describe the reproductive strategies of males and females.
    • Explain the ways in which primates communicate.
    • Discuss the evidence for primate cultural traditions.

    Thumbnail: A silverback gorilla yawns big while hanging out at the Memphis Zoo. (Unsplash License; Joshua J. Cotten via Unsplash)

    This chapter is a revision from Chapter 6: Primate Ecology and Behavior ” by Karin Enstam Jaffe. In Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology, first edition, edited by Beth Shook, Katie Nelson, Kelsie Aguilera, and Lara Braff, which is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 .


    This page titled 6: Primate Ecology and Behavior is shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Karin Enstam Jaffe (Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges) via source content that was edited to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.