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Revista de Etologia

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RESENDE, Briseida Dôgo de; IZAR, Patrícia  e  OTTONI, Eduardo B.. Social play and spatial tolerance in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). Rev. etol. [online]. 2004, vol.6, n.1, pp. 55-61. ISSN 1517-2805.

The aim of this work is to investigate the relations between social play, proximity and events of manipulative activities observed by conspecifics, in order to analise the dynamics involving tolerance and observation, important factors for an eventual social learning of tool use. The studied group lives in semifreedom at Tietê Ecological Park, SP, Brazil, and monkeys use stones to crack open encapsulated fruits. We did not find correlation between conspecific observation dyads and social play dyads because adults, who have limited participation at play, were the preferred conspecific observation targets in manipulative events, observed mainly by juveniles. There was a correlation between conspecific observation dyads and proximity dyads, indicating that social tolerance facilitates observation, but the correlation value was low, suggesting that monkeys, besides observing the individuals they stayed together with, also actively sought whom to observe.

Palavras-chave : Play; Social learning; Primates; Cebus apella.

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