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24) Primates are also very good at communicating when they are not happy about a social interaction. Here another rhesus monkey screams and grins. This bared teeth expression is usually shown by the loser in a less-than-friendly encounter. A mother rhesus macaque at center with her offspring responds to threats from two other monkeys.

Notes: A mother rhesus macaque at center with her offspring responds to threats from two other monkeys.
Question: What do you think is happening in this picture? What is the animal in the center of the screen communicating?
Photo © by: Irwin Bernstein

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