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57) Fights can have serious consequences. A long-tailed macaque shows injuries received in a fight. Animals can be badly hurt or even die as the result of fighting. A long-tailed macaque, on the right, shows wounds on the  shoulder.

Notes: A long-tailed macaque, on the right, shows wounds on the shoulder.
This type of slash wound can be inflicted by adult males with their large canine teeth. In most primate species, animals are not killed or even seriously injured during fighting but a few may die later due to shock or infection.
Photo © by: Roy Fontaine

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