Natural regulation of rhesus monkey populations in kathmandu, Nepal: Rhesus monkey groups near kathmandu, nepal, show demographic patterns of intrinsic population stability

Jane Teas, Thomas L. Richie, Henry G. Taylor, M. Farooq Siddiqi, Charles H. Southwick

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Abstract

In Kathmandu valley, two populations of rhesus monkeys which are totally protected, have shown relatively stable numbers over a period of several years. Population stability within heterosexual troops appears to have been maintained through lower birth rates and slightly higher infant and adult mortality rates than in comparable rhesus populations in India which have been subject to trapping. Although the behavioral and physiological mechanisms by which these demographic changes occur are not known, behavioral observations on these populations suggest several possibilities. These data represent the first indication of possible mechanisms for population regulation in natural rhesus populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalFolia Primatologica
Volume35
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

Keywords

  • Fertility patterns
  • Free-ranging primates
  • Population dynamics
  • Primate populations
  • Rhesus monkeys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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