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Macaque Monkey #3

The social status is highly structured in toque macaques, where there prevails dominance hierarchies among both males and females. A troop may consist of as few as 8 to as many as 40. When the troop becomes too large, social tension and aggression towards each other arise, causing some individuals to flee from the troop. This is noticeable in adults and sub adults, where a troop may consist largely of females. Newly appointed alpha males also show aggressiveness towards females, causing the females to flee. There are sightings of severe fights between individuals of the same troop and some get heavy wounds to cheeks, eyes, and sometimes broken arms. Young offspring of a troop's alpha female will typically receive better sustenance and shelter than their peers.

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Macaque Monkey #3

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Macaque Monkey #3

The social status is highly structured in toque macaques, where there prevails dominance hierarchies among both males and females. A troop may consist of as few as 8 to as many as 40. When the troop becomes too large, social tension and aggression towards each other arise, causing some individuals to flee from the troop. This is noticeable in adults and sub adults, where a troop may consist largely of females. Newly appointed alpha males also show aggressiveness towards females, causing the females to flee. There are sightings of severe fights between individuals of the same troop and some get heavy wounds to cheeks, eyes, and sometimes broken arms. Young offspring of a troop's alpha female will typically receive better sustenance and shelter than their peers.

Image dimensions: 4000 x 6000 pixels