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Volume 8 | Number 1 | May 2016
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 14 March 2015
Accepted date: 14 March 2016
Published date: 26 March 2016
Pp. 33–36.

Use of sleeping trees by golden langurs (Trachypithecus geei)

Debahutee Roy* & Rajarathinavelu Nagarajan
*Corresponding author. E-mail: moni.roy8@gmail.com

The selection of secure and stable sleeping places and the abundance of such sites in the forest can impact each individual’s chances of survival and reproductive success. The avoidance of predators is often stressed as a major influence on the selection of sleeping places in non-human primates. The effect of predators on sleeping site selection has been revealed in many cases: e.g. Hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas) in Saudi Arabia slept on easily accessible slopes when predators were scarce.

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