‘Leader is the such individual of a group of animals which works for Welfare of group.”
This behaviour of animals is called leadership.
Functions of leader :-
Leaders are responsible to perform following functions for the group member :
i) Leader Provides Protection to the group member.
ii) Leader searches food for the group member.
iii) Provide guidance to the group member while migration ,
Priority to the leader.
Leaders of a group gets following Priority in its group : –
In baboons socially dominant individual behave as a leader.
In Rhesus monkey strongly dominant & aggressive member leads the group.
In red deer, female (called Hind) acts a leader. Male called stag remains away from herd of hind & young during most part of the year.