What is it about?
We tested the relationships between vocal exchanges and grooming in ring-tailed lemurs. Lemurs selectively responded to the calls of the conspecifics they frequently groomed, demonstrating that vocal exchanges function as grooming-at-a-distance.
Why is it important?
Vocal exchanges indicate the strong social bonds between the group members. Social species may maintain bonds by ‘grooming-at-a-distance’ through vocalizations.
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