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dc.contributor.authorNeo, Perpetua He Mei
dc.contributor.authorAzrina Hussain
dc.contributor.authorAng, Serena Yue Ling
dc.description.abstractSocial structure affects the distribution of cooperative and competitive behaviors within a group. Here, I examined how the linear dominance hierarchy in plains zebras influences the amount of grooming and aggression within pairs, and found that subordinate individuals receive more aggression and less grooming, as well as give less grooming. I also investigated how social bonding might affect grooming and aggression, and found that pairs with stronger bonds will groom more. Aggression is higher within the feeding context than non-feeding context, and may have implications on zoo management and welfare. Also, I found no kin effects in this study, and that a higher rank does not lead to greater reproductive success here.en_US
dc.format.extent52 p.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social structureen_US
dc.titleInvestigating the effect of dominance hierarchy on grooming and aggression in plains zebras (Equus burchellii boehmi)en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorMichael David Gumerten_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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