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Vol. 41, No. 3-4, 1983
Issue release date: 1983
Folia Primatol 1983;41:180–190

Time Budgets and Consortships in Olive Baboons (Papio anubis)

Bercovitch F.B.
Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA


The influence of season, rank, consortships, and gender on the daily time budgets of adult free-ranging olive baboons (Papio anubis) are described. Neither season nor rank have much influence on time budgets. Females in consort reduce the time spent feeding while males in consort do not decrease feeding time, but spend more time feeding while moving. Males are not more vigilant in consort. Gender differences in consort time budgets are small, while gender differences in nonconsort time budgets are pronounced. It is suggested that females may incur a greater energetic cost in consorting than males, but that the lifetime energetic expenditure in mating effort may be equivalent.

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Fred B. Bercovitch, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (USA)

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Published online: September 11, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 11

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Folia Primatologica (International Journal of PrimatologyInternationale Zeitschrift für PrimatologieJournal international de Primatologie)

Vol. 41, No. 3-4, Year 1983 (Cover Date: 1983)

Journal Editor: Crompton R.H. (Liverpool)
ISSN: 0015–5713 (Print), eISSN: 1421–9980 (Online)

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