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Langhur monkey

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Langhur monkey

Studies have found that while juvenile female monkeys enjoy equal amounts of male-to-female social activity, when an infant appears within the group, the attention of the females will be almost immediately focused on touching, cuddling, carrying or grooming the new arrival — creating a fan club for the new mother!

This originally appeared on BBC Earth and is reprinted here with permission.