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painting of two macaques

Gwenn Seemel
Girl power (Japanese macaque)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

Some girls just prefer girls to boys…

Female Japanese macaques often form consortships, exclusive sexual pair-bonds with other females.  These associations last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, and they play an important role in the social dynamics of a species with a complex dominance hierarchy.