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Tactile Communication

Tactile communication, or touch, is an important form of communication for many animals. Mother tigers lick and nuzzle their babies, chimpanzees groom each other, and bear cubs wrestle with each other. Touch is used to comfort, to establish dominance and to establish bonds.
    Monkeying Around

AlligatorTouch is very important in many primate species. Primates are social animals. They live in large groups. Touch helps the group form bonds and stay peaceful!  Primates often groom each other. Female primates often hold and frequently cuddle and comfort their young.

    Getting to "Nose" You
AlligatorSea otters are playful animals. They use touch to establish social bonds and to scent mark. Otters often rub their faces together and touch noses. The sea otter may even touch noses with other animals like seals and sea lions! 


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