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48) Another very important friendly physical contact is social grooming. Here one monkey grooms a partner who is offering her chest to be groomed. A female Japanese macaque lies on her back while another animal grooms her.

Notes: A female Japanese macaque lies on her back while another animal grooms her.
Question: Have you ever seen animals groom each other? Can you describe what they did?
Photo © by: Frans de Waal

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