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  • n. Plural form of vervet.

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Examples

  • Since wrrrs and chutters don't sound alike, one can only conclude that the vervets perceived them as carrying similar meanings.

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  • Researchers have known since the 1960s that vervets give audibly different alarm calls in response to their three most common predators - the leopard, the eagle and the snake - and that each call elicits a different response among the vervets that hear it.

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  • In addition to alarm calls, the vervets use particular grunts to mark four social acts: approaching a superior, approaching a subordinate, moving into an open area and spotting members of another group.

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  • So they hunkered down in the acacia woodlands of Kenya's Amboseli National Park and, over the span of a decade, gathered data on how the vervets tackled specific survival-related problems.

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  • Synonyms: Cheney and Seyfarth came up with an equally deft strategy for determining whether vervets consciously ascribe meanings to their calls.

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  • Consider the matter of rank, which vervets tend to inherit from their mothers and maintain by forming alliances with other group members.

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  • They don't refer to other vervets as "siblings" or "enemies," or communicate abstractly about concepts like friendship or danger.

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  • So they hunkered down in the acacia woodlands of Kenya's Amboseli National Park and, over the span of a decade, gathered data on how Thinking a the vervets tackled specific survival-related problems.

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  • Cheney and Seyfarth came up with an equally deft strategy for determining whether vervets consciously ascribe meanings to their calls.

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  • Do vervets use abstract notions such as rank and kinship to order their experience?

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