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Cooperation keeps monkey bosses on top

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Alpha male monkeys who are willing at times to concede to subordinates keep the top job longer—and have more offspring as a result.

“For example, in some species unrelated males will sometimes tolerate the presence of one another and, in rare cases, form bonds and even appear to cooperate,” says Noah Snyder-Mackler, a graduate student in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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