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12) Multi-male groups are also common among the primates. Chimpanzee bands are made up of several adults of both sexes and their offspring. Such bands are temporary associations of animals who live in a larger community. Relationships between adult males are very important in these groups. Three male chimpanzees sit together. Photo taken in a zoo group.

Notes: Three male chimpanzees sit together. Photo taken in a zoo group.
Scientific name: Pan troglodytes
Question: Can you think of examples of temporary associations of humans who live in a larger community?
Photo © by: Roy Fontaine

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