Wild bearded capuchin monkeys (Cebus libidinosus) place nuts in anvils selectively

Are wild bearded capuchin monkeys selective about where they place nuts on anvils, specifically the anvil pits, during nut cracking? In the present study, we examined (1) whether capuchins’ preferences for particular pits are influenced by the effectiveness of the pit in cracking the nut and/or by the stability of the nut during striking, (2) […]

Adults may be used to alleviate weaning stress in domestic foals (Equus caballus)

The present study aims to investigate whether the presence of unrelated adult horses at weaning would reduce the social stress of weaning and the emergence of undesirable behaviours. We tested this hypothesis in 32 domestic foals by comparing short and medium term behavioural and physiological responses to weaning in foals maintained in homogeneous groups of […]

Environmental and social influences on neuroendocrine puberty and behavior in macaques and other nonhuman primates

This article is part of a Special Issue “Puberty and Adolescence”. Puberty is the developmental period when the hypothalamic–pituitary–gonadal (HPG) axis is activated, following a juvenile quiescent period, and reproductive capacity matures. Although pubertal events occur in a consistent sequence, there is considerable variation between individuals in the onset and timing of pubertal events, with […]