Thursday, 13 November 2014

Intimidating chimpanzee males are more likely to become fathers

Date:
November 13, 2014

Source:
Cell Press

Summary:
Chimpanzee males that treat females aggressively father more offspring over time. The findings are based on genetic evidence of paternity and suggest that sexual coercion via long-term intimidation is an adaptive strategy for males in chimpanzee society.


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