Young Male Monkeys Prefer Spending Time With Daddy, Study Says

March 30, 2015 5:03 AM

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Young Male Monkeys Prefer Spending Time With Daddy, Study Says

Male rhesus macaque monkeys prefer the company of their fathers, according to a new study, marking one of the first times gender partiality has been exhibited in primates before they leave the colony.

Rhesus macaques are generally found in Asia, but by studying a colony on the small Puerto Rican island of Cayo Santiago the team was able to identify individual moneys and document socialization patterns, according to the BBC, citing a report in the American Journal of Primatology.

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