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I began to question whether the dominance hierarchy and ranking order among individuals was produced or exaggerated by artificial provisioning. 5 kg (Hazama, 1964). 1). He was quite habituated to human observers. The central females – Tokiwa, Nose, Kojiwa, Cooper – and their families stayed around Zao but kept their distance from him on the feeding grounds. When infants came near to Zao, their mothers immediately pulled them back. The second-ranking male – Gongen – had already disappeared before I started my intensive study at Arashiyama.

Takeshita M. A. Huffman J.  Nakagawa J.  Nakagawa T. Nishida A. Mori T. Nishida *People included in this list either published at least one article/report/abstract from research on Arashiyama monkeys, obtained an academic degree from research on Arashiyama monkeys, or played a leading role in the supervision of students conducting research on Arashiyama monkeys. We excluded research on biological samples collected from captive housed Arashiyama (Kyoto) macaques, for which no field work was done.

For the last nine months, I had often come across monkey scat, footprints, even halfeaten vegetation on the trail, but nothing more. This was only the second time that I had actually seen one. In order not to lose sight of him, I very carefully moved closer. After advancing a few metres, the monkey suddenly shook some branches and jumped down to the ground. Baring teeth, it threatened me with a husky bark. I stepped forward. At the same time he moved several steps forward as if he were going to jump on me.

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