Unprecedented display of concern towards injured monkey offers hope for endangered species

Pipo the macaque is groomed by an unfamiliar monkey after his accident.

Pipo the macaque is groomed by an unfamiliar monkey after his accident. Image credit: ifaw

A wild group of endangered Barbary macaques have been observed, for the first time, "consoling" and adopting an injured juvenile from a neighbouring group. The observations by a scientist from Oxford University and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (ifaw) are published today in the journal Primates.


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