Passing faeces. As a component of Maintenance, Defecating is observed in all age sex groups. In the other contexts in which it is observed Defecating may be observed in moments of high arousal particularly among adult and juvenile females during intense social interactions.

References: Moss 1988; Poole et al 1988; Poole, 1996: 275; Poole & Granli 2003. (Full reference list)

This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Affiliative, Birth, Coalition Building, Courtship, Maintenance