Primping and passing time with peers may serve a serious purpose, suggests a new study by a UCLA-led team of primate researchers.
The more time wild female baboons spend in the company of other adult baboons, particularly while occupied with grooming activities, the more likely their offspring are to live until their first birthday, the team reports in the Nov. 14 issue of Science.
"Until now, social scientists assumed that because females invest a lot in social relationships, they must gain a lot from those relationships, but weve never been able to make a direct link to reproductive success," said Joan B. Silk, the studys lead author. "These findings provide the first evidence that theres a link between the amount of social involvement and having offspring who survive the critical first year of life."
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