Kaplan JR, Anthony MS, Wood L. Domestic breeding of patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas). J Am Assoc Lab Anim. 1981 Aug;31(4):409-12.

Two reproductive strategies were used in the management of a patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas) breeding colony. The first strategy involved placement of all animals into one-male harem units for breeding, parturition, and infant rearing. The second strategy involved a reduction in the number of males, movement of pregnant females to individual cages, and formation of new groups with females and neonates. The second strategy resulted in an increased percentage of females having successful births and an increased survival of neonates. The percentage of females becoming pregnant did not change.

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