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New research says baboon breakups are mutual

Just like humans, groups of baboons sometimes break off relations. Scientists have studied the dynamics of such breakups and say baboons tend to split up in a cooperative, egalitarian way.

Brian A. Lerch et al, Better baboon breakups: collective decision theory of complex social network fissions

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