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Infanticidal behaviour in Hanuman Langur, Semnopithecus entellus in and around Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Animal Behaviour Unit, Department of Zoology, J.N.V. University, Jodhpur, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 9, Issue (3), Pages 48-51, August,10 (2020)


The Hanuman langur populace in Jodhpur city is very much concentrated in most recent multi year. During present investigation one abrupt occupant male substitution in a unimale indiscriminate troop at Mandore (B-8), Jodhpur (India) has been recorded. Troop having around 65 individuals including a grown-up male; 38 grown-up females, and others (newborn children of both the genders). The inhabitant male was there for last around two years. There are some 15-18 guys taking all things together male band (AMB-4) close by used to move toward the Mandore troop as often as possible. On April 4, 2018, there were three attacking guys moved toward the central troop. Be that as it may, the alpha male attempted to chase these trespassers however was not fruitful. Also, in four hours of vicious battles, the alpha male of androgynous troop\'s was encompassed by more abnormal guys. The occupant male was not found again in the following morning on fifth April. Three instances of newborn child assaults were seen after male substitution in a central troop by new alpha male. The most youthful baby, around three weeks assaulted by the new occupant male on April seventh, 2018. The dark coat baby discovered kicked the bucket following day. The new Alpha male was progressively forceful a considerable lot of the time after these assaults.


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