Nice coverage in the of our recent article about male baboon sociality and lifespan.
Why Male Baboons Benefit From Female Friends
Male baboons with more social bonds via platonic grooming relationships with females, live longer - new data from Amboseli, Kenya (where I did my dissertation work). #anthropology #primatology #animals #animalfriendship
"Just as with female baboons, they saw that males with more social bonds — those platonic grooming relationships with females — lived longer." -Based on this research:
Male Baboons Find Good Reasons to Be in the Friend Zone