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New Research Shows Primates Act Democratically

New research on baboons, published in the journal Science, says primates are a very democratic bunch. “In a baboon troop, you've got this huge variety of types of individuals, who probably all don't want to do the same thing at the same time but have to come to a single decision about where to go and what to do,” said Margaret Crofoot, a primatologist at the University of California. “To me, that is a really interesting question: how do they negotiate those decisions?” Crofoot...

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