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42) An adult female stumptail macaque presents to an adult male. He responds by touching her rear, and visually inspecting it for signs that she is in her fertile period and thus ready to mate. An adult female stumptail macaque presents her genital area to an adult male. He will look, 
			smell, touch and even taste her secretions to learn if she is ready to mate.

Notes: An adult female stumptail macaque presents her genital area to an adult male. He will look, smell, touch and even taste her secretions to learn if she is ready to mate.
Primates rely on many signals to determine the reproductive state of animals of the opposite sex.
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