Baboons and knit-picking is serious business.
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“During adulthood, dominance rank has different consequences for males and for females. For females, the effects of rank are subtle but pervasive. High ranking females can displace lower ranking females from food and water sources, can push them away and take their place in grooming episodes, and generally enjoy much more freedom to go where they want to go and do what they want to do within the group” (Amboseli Research Project through Princeton).
“Females prefer (other) high-ranking females as grooming partners and compete for the opportunity to groom them” (source).
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