Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Jessica M. Rothman
Academic Program Adviser
This study describes play in red colobus (Procolobus rufomitratus), grey-cheeked mangabeys (Lophocebus albigena), black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza), and redtail monkeys (Cercopithecus ascanius) to test Instinct-Practice Theory. Solitary locomotor play was different among the species. Rough-and-tumble play was different between male and female redtail monkeys. These results partially support Instinct-Practice Theory.
Lucci, Sara G., "Comparison of Play Frequency in Four Sympatric Monkey Species in Kibale National Park, Uganda" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.