Last week, students on the second year elective module on Comparative Social Behaviour and Cognition had an opportunity to visit the macaques at Trentham Monkey Forest, a park housing around 130 Barbary macaques in a large forested area. The visit combines the fun of watching the monkeys in action with work, as the students could collect some data on grooming exchange as part of their Poster assessment.
Both the weather and the monkeys were cooperating! The sun was shining on all and the monkeys spent lots of time grooming! The visit was also an opportunity to film the monkeys (and humans!) to showcase one of the many engaging activities our students can be involved in during their degree at Lincoln.